Creating Spaces in El Salvador
I'm doing an internship through MS ActionAid Denmark. I'm challenged on a daily basis in the village Suchitoto, El Salvador (Central America) in the Global Platform El Salvador, which works to empower the local community politically and socially.
My role is to "create spaces"; to help shape a good and prosperous learning environment in the physical premises of the Platform. I'm developing my creative building skills, my sense of innovative room design, material storytelling and shaping room for inspiring learning activity at the Global Platform.
Link to Global Platforms
Link to MS
Hacking a symphonic orchestra!
I'm starting up the a new collaboration between Platform4 and Aalborg Symphony, where these two cultural players will meet in an artistic clash, to begin with three times. We entered the Platform4 vs. the Symphony project with great succes - The hall of the Symphony was filled with young people, eager to see what would come out of the mix of symphonic music and artistic video projection.
Music Director, Jan Kvistborg from Aalborg Symphony had this to say about the versus concept.
"We are very pleased and proud that this project has succeeded so well that our main hall was filled to full capacity - the result has exceeded our wildest expectations."
Read the full article (in Danish)
Making Polytunnel with City Seeds
For a couple of weeks I've been building a polytunnel with the cool girls from City Seeds. The green tunnel is mainly build from recycled materials (had to buy a bit of plastic cover), and now contains a family of tomatoes, cucumbers, paprikas and herbs.
Opening Byens Rum in Denmark
In November 2013, I'm a part of opening the first Center for User Driven City Development called Byens Rum on Østre Havn in Aalborg.
We've been working on establishing the frames of the house, creating awareness on the project, and starting to shape the coming organization of the user driven project facility.
Read more at Byens Rum's webpage
We won the ArtBeat Award!
In a ceremony at Teater Grob in Copenhagen, we (Platform4) won the newly established Artbeat Award, where amongst ourselves TVNews and Spotify Denmark were in the run. The award was handed to us by Danish cultural minister Marianne Jelved (lady in red).
Linkt to the full article
Developing a temporary city
At Østre Havn in Aalborg, myself and a group of enthusiastic people are creating temporary city areas. At the moment, we're building urban gardens, workshops, bikes and other city-space related projects.
Take a look at the webpage of ByensRum.