Film about Husby. Methodology for Sustainable eParticipation: Redistribution, Representation and Recognition 17 de out. de 2013
Film about Husby. Methodology for Sustainable eParticipation: Redistribution, Representation and Recognition
A film by Lars In de Betou about some of the issues that arise when a residential area is to be renovated. Husby is often described in the media as a place marked by immigration, social problems and unemployment. The media picture is in sharp contrast to the quiet everyday life in Husby, a suburban idyll surrounded by large nature areas. Around 12,000 people live there, mostly in rental apartments, in an area built for small-scale encounters and community. There are strong interests to expand the area and renovate the stock of apartments built in the 70s. The development plans have been put on hold due to protests from residents that among other things are afraid of increased rental costs and who don’t necessarily agree with increased traffic in the area being a good idea. This and other events such as the relocation of the community hall and privatization of the health centre have created strong reactions and united local associations around the defence of Husby’s special values. Demonstrations and occupations of different premises has created negative headlines and conveyed an image of authorities who do not listen and citizens who are forced to take matters into their own hands to avoid being run over by officials in collusion with powerful construction companies. In this short film, the conflict is described from different perspectives, and shows among other things that the conflict is about different worldviews and problem definitions, and that the media plays a crucial role.