Not sure what to do this Saturday? Then take your bicycle, and join a guided tour around Carlsberg! New city architect Camila van Deurs will show best new architecture of the neighborhood, nominated for Bygningspræmiering - the Building Award, which has been given by Copenhagen commune since 1902.
Some of the objects you will see during the excursion:
- Montagehallen (the Assembly Hall) - a former industrial building, which has been transformed into the modern lively district of Valby Maskinfabrik;
- Dipylon Hus, located in the very center of Carlsberg next to the historical Dipylon (the Double Gate);
- Amaryllis Hus with its relief brick façade with different shades of color.
The event will be held in Danish (for English, sign up for Nørrebro guided tour on April 2!)
If you're still not sure whether Housing the Human events are something for you, check out it's amazing teaser!
Forecast Housing the Human is unveiling the first-stage prototypes of the five selected concepts at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) from April 4-30, at KADK Bibliotheket. CAFx: Grand Exhibition Opening of Housing the Human
The architects, designers, and artists selected by the Housing the Human experts will present first-stage prototypes addressing social, ecological, and aesthetic aspects of the future of housing and communal living. The five prototypes are being developed over the course of a year and will be displayed to the public on two further occasions.
Certain Measures, Mae-ling Lokko, Simone C Niquille, Lucia Tahan, and Dasha Tsapenko will each show an interim phase of their project and offer insights into the process and challenges up to this stage in a public lecture followed by a guided tour at the KADK Biblioteket on April 4. The prototypes will be on view through April 30.
In addition, Housing the Human is holding two panel discussions on the future of housing and co-existence headed by architect and curator James Taylor-Foster on April 5, at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design KADK, Auditorium 6:
CAFxHousing the Human: Panel Discussion - On-demand living
CAFxHousing the Human: Panel Discussion - Upcycling
Admission is free to all Housing the Human events!
One million of Danes live in social housing areas of which some housing estates are debated in the wake of so-called ghetto plans. Yet, local cultural production is proliferating. Come and experience five alternative stories about social housing neighbourhoods like Gellerup, Bispehaven, Askerød, Værebroparken and Avedøre Stationsby. Meet the writer and sociologist Aydin Soei, the author and debater Ahmad Mahmoud, the gallerist Aysha Amin, the cultural worker Mahmoud Halimah and the artists Jesper Aabille and Mette Stenbæk Andersen for exciting 5 x 15 minutes talks at Politikens Boghal.
The event will be held in Danish. It's free - just show up!
Soviet and Russian filmmaker Marlen Khutsiev has died at the age of 93 in Moscow, a spokesman for the Russian Union of Cinematographers informed on Tuesday.
Marlen Khutsiev was born on October 4, 1925 in Tiflis, Georgia. His first feature film, “Spring on Zarechnaya Street” (1956), has become one of the most popular pictures in the Soviet Union. Khutsiev’s films “I Am Twenty” (1965) and “July Rain” (1966) embody the atmosphere of so called “Khrushchev thaw” period, which followed the “cold” Stalinist era. The films has been often mentioned as examples of the Soviet New Wave cinema.
On April 5th, you can watch Marlen Khutsiev’s film from 1966 “July Rain” at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Copenhagen. The event is a part of CAFx "Big Cities" program. It is free and will be held in English.