Category Archives: Culture

Copenhagen Contemporary: A New Era

It was the best of times, it was the shortest of times. For a brief moment, Copenhagen Contemporary brought the world of installation art to the center of the Danish Capital. It was always intended to be a temporary project, but for many, it became an inspirational sanctuary, where you could mingle with 88 Zebra […]
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Oh Brooklyn: Street Art Branding A Local Community

For decades, graffiti has plagued urban landscapes stretching from Lima to Inverness, bringing with it an air of desperation and anxiety for local communities, councils and property developers. I have tried to understand the need for this form of visual expression, accepting its original political or social relevance from disenfranchised groups, only to be sent […]
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The Bridge Street Kitchen

A steady stream of ice hockey fans, in Copenhagen for the World Championships, are making their way over the Inner Harbor Bridge, pointing at the original Copenhagen Street Food venue. Now a mountain of rubble, Paper Island is literally under construction. The success of Paper Island has seen initiatives blossoming in the capital’s neighborhoods. The latest to […]
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Teglværket: A Place To Meet

The sun is already beating down on Teglværket’s beach and early morning visitors are beginning to arrive looking for a bargain in South Harbor’s largest flea market. This cultural and community venue, is back in business after a lengthy winter break. Located on Teglholmen, Teglværket has become a popular meeting hub not only for South Harbor’s […]
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Copenhagen Light Festival

As the year’s first snow descends over the Danish capital, the city is transformed into an eloquent canvas for the annual Copenhagen Light Festival. For the whole of February, Copenhagen´s city landscape, facades, urban spaces and architecture plays host to an array of light installations that playfully challenge and engage its audience. The Wave returns […]
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Copenhagen’s Paper Island, The Party Ends

Before Copenhagen goes into Christmas mode, scattering it’s inhabitants far and wide, the locals are gathering for one last party. Celebrating the end of a short, playful era, Paper Island and it’s main attraction, Copenhagen Street Food, is finally calling it a day. For almost 4 years, this street-food market has been parading it’s global fare […]
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KU.BE: Culture And Movement In Playful Interlude

Entering KU.BE, I was immediately met by a shriek of laughter as a young mother landed in front of her slightly bemused child from the spiral metal slide in the play zone. It became quickly apparent this was no ordinary culture and performance center, as my journey through the 4.000m² dispersed on the 4 floors […]
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Röda Sten Konsthall: Purring Under Älvesborg Bridge

Scandinavia’s second cities are no longer flying under the radar. Aarhus, is currently wooing international visitors as the host as European Capital of Culture 2017, with an impressive array of cultural experiences on parade. On the other side of the Kattegat, Sweden’s perennial number 2, Gothenburg, has its own and very distinctive, Röda Sten Konsthall. This former […]
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In The Hall At The Royal Danish Playhouse

Since 2008, The Royal Danish Playhouse has been attracting audiences to an array of classical and modern works on its 3 stages. The theatre’s success is not only what is happening on the stage, but its presence on Copenhagen’s skyline and its eye-catching location in the city’s historic districts and of course, the harbor.  The […]
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Kvæsthus Pier: A Space For All Seasons

As the summer finally made a brief, but glorious entrée in Copenhagen, there is probably no better harbor space than Kvæsthus Pier, Kvæsthusmole, to welcome the summer’s arrival. This vast urban space, designed by the Danish architect studio, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, has been a popular meeting point for locals and visitors since its opening in 2016. […]
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