Friday 30th October. Various locations in Frederiksberg and Nordvest (see map below).
Entrance to all workshops is free (registration required for some events – see below for details).
AFTERNOON PROGRAMME – WORKSHOPS
Local and Edinburgh-based urban initiatives invite everyone to participate in workshops in the area of Frederiksberg and Nordvest. Refer to map at bottom of page for directions.
14.00-18.00 CREATIVE ROOTS – BUILDING AN INVITING PLACE TO MEET AND CREATE
workshop #1 How can we disrupt our grey cityscape and offer a moment of rest and a place to meet your fellow citizens ?
Everyone is invited to collectively build a cosy outdoor place for the Nordre Fasanvej neighborhood’s new open lab café, Ved Buen. Let’s conquer a piece of underused urban space under the Bispeengbuen bridge and together construct lounge tables, benches, wind shieldings, planting boxes and/or any interactive element you might find useful to shape a welcoming atmosphere.
workshop #2 How can we transform a café into a collaborative creative hotspot for the neighborhood?
Too cold outside for you to build? Venture into the café to take part in collaborative ideation on how to make a creative and shared place out of the café, at the same time supporting local urban transformation. Shared library, cultural and networking events, workshops, interactive mapping… What’s your idea?
Good coffee to the builders and inventors guaranteed!
14.00-18.00 URBAN PAINTING WITH LISE EILER
The raw urban space under Bispeengbuen is changing. A large, uninviting concrete space is changing into a space of possibilities, activities and events. Artist Lise Eiler’s workshop draws images and impressions from the surrounding cityscape into the dark arch, allowing citizens to help in making the space alive and personal.
Armed with paint and brushes, the workshop participants will be able to put a lasting, personal mark on Bispeengbuen’s asphalt when they co-create a gigantic urban painting, creating coherence and connection under the grand concrete arch. Suitable for children as well as adults, Lise Eiler will be present to help and guide participants.
14.00-18.00 CREATE YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD GRAPHIC WITH JAMIE JOHNSON AND HARVEST SKATEBOARDS
Under Bispeengbuen, 2000 Frederiksberg
Participants will have the opportunity to design and create their own skateboard graphics, applying a series of wood staining, stencil-making and specialist painting techniques to Canadian Maple skateboard decks. The workshop leader will assist everyone in realising their ideas and will demonstrate a variety of different approaches to achieving a final outcome. There will be space for sketching, planning and gathering inspiration from previous DIY skate graphic experiments.
Participants will be given their own skateboard to keep – for hanging on the wall or being set up and skated!
14.00-18.00 HOLD ME DEAR EXHIBITION WITH JENNY HUMBERSTONE OF HERE+NOW
Under Bispeengbuen, 2000 Frederiksberg
Hold Me Dear is a unique photography exhibition featuring pictures and stories of treasured city spaces taken by local people living in Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Istanbul. Curated by HERE+NOW, the exhibition provides a unique and exciting opportunity for people to share the places that matter most to them, building up a very personal insight into a person’s view of their city, and the places that actually matter personally to local people beyond the usual tourist landmarks. The exhibition took over an old railway tunnel last month in Edinburgh as part of the City Link Festival, and now travels to Bispeengbuen!
We will be using the new projection space under the bridge to showcase some of these submitted images. You can also upload your own images to the gallery, and Jenny will be here to answer your questions and tell you more about the project.
13.45-14.30 ART IN PUBLIC SPACE: CITY WALK WITH SOMEWHERE
*registration required – email email@example.com to sign up
Departs 13.45 from Novozymes, Hillerødgade 42, 2200 KBH. NV
14.30-18.00 CONTAINERBY DETOURS – THE FIGHT FOR THE CITY
*registration required – email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up
workshop #1 14.30-16.00 (registration required – max. 20 persons. Email email@example.com to sign up)
workshop #2 16.30-18.00 (registration required – max. 20 persons. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up)
Who owns the city? How can we win it back? Join Containerby Detours’ dialogue based role play “The Fight for the City” to find out!
Containerby Detours have been given shelter at the “Linien”-area until 2018, after which Linjen’s future is unsure. In The Battle for the City you can play the council, the citizen or the wealthy urban philanthropist with a great love of bikes, and become part of a fictional planning process of Linjen’s future. Who will win the fight for the city?
14.00-18.00 TAGTOMAT WITH MADS BOSERUP
Glentevej 70C, 2400 København NV
workshop #2 15.00-16.00: Skills for empowerment through green activism and seed bombs (great for kids!)
workshop #1 16.00-17.00: How to build benches, self watering plant boxes and more!
workshop #1 17.00-18.00: Talk w/ Mads Boserup: How to create green urban communities with these three methods
TagTomat (Roof Tomato) is a small, Copenhagen based organisation specialising in green innovation. The company has succeeded in developing a green business model, inspiring large corporations as well as local grass root projects to incorporate urban gardening and sustainable green thinking into everyday life by creating open sourced knowledge urban farming and gardening.
14.00-23.00 POLAR TWINS EXHIBITION
RumOs Glentevej 70A, 2400 København NV
Polar Twins is the result of a six month artist exchange, in which six Danish and six Scottish artists and curators have visited each other’s cities, exchanging ideas and experiences. The exhibition sees new work inspired by the exchange, showing themes of travel and movement, alienation and home, looking at local histories and reflecting over the differences between cities in general and Copenhagen and Edinburgh in particular.
Exhibiting artists: Jamie Johnson / Rabiya Choudhry / Anneli Holstrom / Jessica Harrison / Kevin Harman / Luise Sejersen / Peter Voss-Knude / Christian Bang Jensen / Suada Demirovic / Lisa Bregneager
The exhibition is curated by Morvern Cunningham & Miriam Wistreich
Join us in the evening for the exhibition launch party! Visit our Evening Exhibition Programme for details.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP FACILITATORS
Creative Roots is an international organisation for co-creative and tactical urban transformation. Creative Roots’ professional team performs community building operations, offers consultancy services and develops innovative collaborative processes. Its association presented by an active community of students of various urban design related fields, supports the realization of new initiatives through prototyping in urban space. This unique and dynamic constellation ensures both practical experience and innovation that nourishes our projects, whilst enabling students to participate in real projects, take responsibility and express their creativity.
Artist Lise Eiler (1972) has a studio on Kong Georgs Vej, Frederiksberg, where she also teaches. She is intrigued by the city’s changes and perpetuates this with painting the motif of buildings demolition, construction, renewal and decay. She highlights the ongoing, unfinished and provisional as something positive, which creates opportunities instead of obstacles.
Jamie is an Artist and Illustrator based in Glasgow, working from his studio he predominately creates prints, collage and video pieces. He is also Co-Director of Harvest Skateboards, a Scottish skateboard company providing a creative, evolving platform for local artists and skateboarders. Harvest produce limited, artist-designed boards, clothing, editioned prints and zines alongside a series of video projects and community events.
Jenny Humberstone is Curatorial Director at HERE+NOW – a landscape architecture and design studio based in Edinburgh, Scotland that specialises in co-design. She is passionate about more creative and productive use of city spaces for cultural and community use, and has been involved in co-founding a number of such initiatives in Australia and the UK. These include Hold Me Dear, where any individual worldwide is invited to submit a photo and 50 words about a place that means something to them personally to the online gallery and physical exhibitions, and also Hidden Features – a series of film nights activating a different under-utilised city space each time whilst showcasing local film-makers and artists work. Jenny continues to manage these and other participatory place-based projects as one of the Directors at HERE+NOW.
Behind TagTomat stands architect and Urban Farmer Mads Boserup Lauritsen, who has driven the project since 2011, first as a hobby by growing tomatoes on the roof of a garbage shed, then having a lot of workshops for the local community in 2012, and since 2013 little by little turning this hobby to a business. Since 2014 Mads has been working fulltime on the project, and today he has 3-4 full time employees, creating new green commons in the urban spaces of Scandinavia.
Bureau Detours is a creative organization with great interest in creating social environments in public spaces.They operate on various platforms in a mix of art, design, architecture and city planning. The key is, inspiring young and old to relate and bond with their city and neighborhood. Bureau Detours is behind Containerby – a platform of free-building experimentarium and social entrepreneurship, with a number of different workshops for working with food, metal, music and other.
Somewhere is an agency working with art and public space within three areas: production, discussion and advice. Between 2015-2017 Somewhere will curate the art programme Detours on Nordre Fasanvej in cooperation with Områdefornyelse Fuglekvarteret og Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret.