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The article addresses what happens, when an inhabited place obtain the properties normally connected with transit. The article explores a particular place in Denmark that is heavily influenced by transit, namely the town Hirtshals situated in the northern part of Jutland. The purpose is to gain knowledge about how such place and transit mobility influence each other. Theoretically the article analyses the case as a critical point of contact (Jensen, Morelli 2011). Methodologically this is done by exploring four influential layers: History, Flow, Materiality and Meaning. Based on this the article argues that an unbalance within the layers exist which negatively influence the functionality and experience of the place. Through an empirical and ethnography exploration the paper seeks to expose how a town primarily characterized by goods transportation and ferry transit is being challenged on its capacity to be a ‘place’ to live and of social importance to its inhabitants. The paper raises the key question: Can a place become too well connected and this in such a manner that its identity and key character becomes ‘lost in transit’?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato5 nov. 2014
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 5 nov. 2014
BegivenhedCosmobilities Conference 2014: Networked Urban Mobilities - Aalborg University Campus in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 5 nov. 20147 nov. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 10
http://www.cosmobilities.net/portfolio/num14/

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KonferenceCosmobilities Conference 2014
Nummer10
Lokation Aalborg University Campus in Copenhagen
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode05/11/201407/11/2014
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Lange, I. S. G., Laursen, L. L. H., Lassen, C., & Jensen, O. B. (2014). Lost in Transit. Afhandling præsenteret på Cosmobilities Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark.
Lange, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche ; Laursen, Lea Louise Holst ; Lassen, Claus ; Jensen, Ole B. / Lost in Transit. Afhandling præsenteret på Cosmobilities Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark.16 s.
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Lange, ISG, Laursen, LLH, Lassen, C & Jensen, OB 2014, 'Lost in Transit' Paper fremlagt ved Cosmobilities Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark, 05/11/2014 - 07/11/2014, .

Lost in Transit. / Lange, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche; Laursen, Lea Louise Holst; Lassen, Claus; Jensen, Ole B.

2014. Afhandling præsenteret på Cosmobilities Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark.

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Lange ISG, Laursen LLH, Lassen C, Jensen OB. Lost in Transit. 2014. Afhandling præsenteret på Cosmobilities Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark.