Category Archives: Exhibitions

The Dinesen Showroom: A Masterclass In Storytelling

The earthy aromas of sawn timber hit me before absorbing the visual experience of entering the Dinesen Showroom. The bouquet of bark and wood transported me to distant timber-yards and walks in the woodlands of Galloway. Dinesen, the Danish solid wooden floor board specialists since 1898, are internationally renowned for their craftsmanship and quality, making […]
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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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Sluseholmen Captured In A New Light

11 years ago, the first wave of expectant residents moved into Sluseholmen and I among them. There was a pioneer spirit back then that brought many neighbors together and formed friendships for life. And from a theoretical master plan designed in Amsterdam, a neighborhood and a community gradually developed that still attracts architects, urban planners […]
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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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Kulturtårnet: Above Knippels Bridge

Since 2010, one of Copenhagen’s most treasured landmarks, Knippelsbro, has featured on the front of the Danish 200 kroner bank-note, pushing other celebrated Danish gems aside. A few precious times a day the city’s bike-flow takes a breather as the bridge does what it was designed to do back in 1937, allowing ship traffic to […]
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Ribe: Light In Dark Places

My first cultural event shortly after arriving in Copenhagen in 1981, was a photo presentation, American Pictures by the Danish photographer and writer, Jacob Holdt. The presentation, documented 4 years of traveling in America, from north to south, capturing and recording the diversity and divisions of a nation struggling with its identity in the 1970’s. Jacob’s […]
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The Wadden Sea Centre

Standing at the gateway to Denmark’s largest national park, the wetlands of the Wadden Sea, I’m immediately struck by the volume and size of the sky and the immense thatched roof of The Wadden Sea Centre, nestling in perfect harmony under it. These vast coastal wetlands, stretching from the southern part of Jutland in Denmark, through […]
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Trends And Traditions Copenhagen 2017

For the third consecutive year, the Danish supplier of interior design solutions, Holmris.Designbrokers were the hosts for Copenhagen’s most impressive event for designers and architects. Yet again, the choice of the atmospheric Locomotive Workshop was impeccable. The 9.000 m² floor space was utilized perfectly for the 105 exhibitors, street-food vendors, the lounge bar and Speakers Corner. […]
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