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B E T W E E N BUILDINGS NordreFasanvejKvarteret
THE STORY OF FREDERIKSBERG’S HIDDEN GEMS
How temporary C O - C R E AT I V E
urbanism fosters social networks and reveals existing potentials
Anaïs Lora 45 ECTS MSc Thesis June 2013
Supervisors Anne Tietjen Trine Agervig Carstensen Jeff Risom Centre for Forest & Landscape Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
ABSTRACT Anaïs Lora
The Story of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems explores co-creative urbanism through the process analysis of a temporary intervention, Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems, that took place on Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej on Friday the 31st of May 2013 and was realised together with local citizens, Frederiksberg Experience (the union of Frederiksberg’s local businesses), different departments of the Municipality of Frederiksberg and the student association, Creative Roots. The intervention had multi-layered purposes: to create synergies between the existing networks, to reveal the qualities of the neighbourhood, its residents and activities, and to engage the locals into a meaningful transformation of their neighbourhood. Before becoming the initiator and coordinator of Frederikbserg’s Hidden Gems, I founded the association Creative Roots in August 2012. After building up the association network through other projects, I used it as a tool to navigate between the different stakeholders in order to create the necessary synergies that brought this thesis project to life. This book offers an overview of the background setting, the realization process, the local people, their activities and networks. I relate here details on the co-creative process, its successes and failures, its synchronicities and challenges, while drawing out local knowledge of the area’s social networks and activities, practical learning on civic engagement tools and recommendations for co-creation applied to starting a local urban renewal program. 45 ECTS MSc Thesis Student Anaïs Lora - pfh904 Supervisors Anne Tietjen - Assistant Professor Trine Agervig Carstensen - Assistant Professor Jeff Risom - Head of Gehl Institute Centre for Forest & Landscape Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen June 2013
‘‘Born in Paris, I graduated from the Paris Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics with a Masters in Building Engineering and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette with a Bachelors in Architecture. Looking for a holistic understanding of the urban environment and its complex and multi-layered interaction with people, I am currently completing my Master’s degree at Copenhagen University MR XLI ½IPH SJ 0ERHWGETI %VGLMXIGXYVI and Urban Design. Through a realization that people are the key in developing regenerative neighbourhoods, I am now venturing into co-creative urbanism.’ ’
Sandra B. Helgason
Lucia De Luca
Trine Agervig Carstensen
The Story of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems reports my individual thesis project, which takes its roots in a thesis group work of preliminary analysis that is presented in the book Common Ground, realized by the four ‘Co|Urbanists’. However, this present book constitutes a whole in itself and can be read separately. Key words: co-creation, participation, temporary, interventions, civic engagement, network, synergy, Frederiksberg, Nordre Fasanvej, Kong Georgs vej, Dronning Olgas vej
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Sine Lyons
Brian Hansen Westerheim Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret Områdefornyelse Project Leader
Frederiksberg Experience Project Leader
Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems would not have been possible without the special help of the associate professors from the University of Copenhagen, Anne Tietjen and Trine Agervig Carstensen, who created the opportunity of the Co-Creative Urbanism thesis group and offered their constructive critiques as supervisors, and the project leader of the Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret from Frederiksberg Municipality, Brian Hansen Westerheim, who supported the initiative from the early beginning. I also thank the other Co|Urbanists, Sandra B. Helgason, Lucia de Luca, and Alexandra Chairetaki for our fruitful exchanges, friendly support and common work throughout the thesis period. The thesis group is also thankful to Bettina Lamm, Karina Sehested, Amelle Tardivaux and Jeff Risom for their valuable inputs and critiques as guests in our content and critique workshops.
Urban Play Initators & Facilitators
I personally thank Jeff Risom, head of Gehl Institute at Gehl Architects, who FIGEQIERI\XVEWYTIVZMWSVJSVQ]XLIWMWERHKEZIQIXLI½VWXHIGMWMZI impulse that led to the creation of the association Creative Roots and the realization of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems. I would also like to thank the long list of people I met on the way of this one-year adventure of the co-creations of Creative Roots and Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems: local citizens, decision-makers, professionals, and passionate students who offered me their time, their trust, their portraits and more. Among them, I have special thoughts to Bettina Lamm and Charlotte Bagger Brandt for the great opportunity and inspiration that was Urban Play and connecting me to Hanne S. Nissen; Hanne S. Nissen for believing in Creative Roots before Creative Roots [EW FSVR MRMXMEXMRK SYV ½VWX partnership under the name KulturContainer Gruppen and orienting my interest towards KUBE in Flintholm; Lene Schaumburg from ZARK and the many professionals who supported Creative Roots with their advice; Marianne Hovmand from Kultur og Fritid at the Municipality of Frederiksberg for welcoming Creative Roots in the project KUBE 52 Weeks of Activities, trusting and supporting through advice and funding the new student association’s projects; Gertrud Jørgensen and Karen Sejr representing the department of Landscape Architecture at University of Copenhagen, who
Charlotte Bagger Brandt
Kultur og Fritid KUBE 52 Weeks of activities Project Leader
Hanne S. Nissen
KulturalContainer Gruppen Initiator & Co-creator
Smedekollektivet Active Residents
also supported Creative Roots with funding; Sine Lyons from Frederiksberg Experience for trusting my capacities, sharing her practical experience and network and starting a tight and intense creative partnership between the union of Frederiksberg’s businesses and the student association for FRB Dage; Jens Degerbøl from the Smedekollektivet for supporting my initiative with enthusiasm, offering time, help, local knowledge through walks, stories and books during the co-creation process and the guided tour Stories from the past and present at the event; Bente Dahl and the close neighbours of the Smedekollektivet for organizing the Sommerfest Planning; Hanna Feddersen, together with the staff and the students from Frederiksberg Daghøjskole og Kursuscenter for their numerous portraits and taking their activities outdoors; Jette Lynnerup for welcoming me at Betaniahjemmet, facilitating my exchange with the residents and organizing Betaniahjemmet WLS[WEVXERH½PQ; Usama Sherif from Frederiksberg Snedkeri for offering the wood of the portrait gallery; Albert Simon Wiboe also from Frederiksberg Snedkeri for his professional helping hand during FRB Dage; Tina Grunwald from AMOR for the costumes from the past; Mikko Seppinen and Helena Hertz Melkjorsen from Mysore Yoga CPH for the free try-out yoga classes; Maria Kynne and all the members of Stjernekoret for singing outdoors in Stjernen; Lars Kræmmer and all the others who are too many to quote from the atelier Kong Georgs Vej for organizing an open house; Jannie Rydahl Magnussen and Ditte Klerens Søndergaard from Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret Områdefornyelse for participating in the walk Imagine the future; and Kristine Ericson her contribution in the last minute help with editing of this present book. Finally, I would like to thank all the courageous ones who took part in the active team of Creative Roots (Sandra B. Helgason, Søren Schaumburg, Heidi Thorstensen, Sidsel Genee, Jacob Coln, Thomas Kerekes, Lucia De Luca, Victor Aalund-Olsen, Adam Roiget, Ana Santini, Pauline De Gorostarzu, Alexandra Chairetaki) for their time, work and passion invested in the cocreation process of this association as well as all the students, professionals and local citizens, who participated in one or more of our events for making our motto Meet & Create alive and bringing ideas to life.
Jette Lynnerup FDKC Day School Leader
Jette Lynnerup Project Coordinator Hanna Feddersen Simon Wiboe
Frederiksberg Snedkeri Carpenter
Usama Sherif Frederiksberg Snedkeri Owner & Manager
Mysore Yoga CPH Owners & Teachers Mikko Seppinen
Anaïs Lora June 2013
Lars Kræmmer Stjernekoret Singer and Teacher
Atelier Kong Georgs Vej Visual Artist
Helena Hertz Melkjorsen
22 PROJECT TIMELINE
1 BACKGROUND SETTING
This book offers an overview of the background setting, the realisation process of the project Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems and its evaluation.
26 1.2 LEGAL URBAN CONSTRAINTS
1.1 POLITICAL CONTEXT 32
1.3 SOCIAL LOCAL NETWORKS
1.4 CREATIVE ROOTS
The introduction sets the project into its general context and explains how and why the project was initiated and what its objectives and methods were.
2 CO-ACTION PROCESS
Three parts constitute the section project: - the background setting part describes the political context, the legal urban constraints, the social local networks and the way in which Creative Roots took an active role in putting these aspects together, - the co-creation process part describes and analyses step by step how the co-creative event was shaped and realized; - the result evaluation part analyses the successes and failures of the event itself and combines the process discoveries to offer some recommendations for improvement and draw out personal learnings.
3 RESULT EVALUATION
TEMPORARY INTERVENTION, PERMANENT EFFECTS
Finally, the references provide the necessary list of books, documents, websites, image copyrights and interactions (interviews, emails...) that were useful to relate the story of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems., while the appendix gathers documentation relative to Creative Roots and the FRB Dage Open Street project, the story of which is interlinked with the one of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems.
52 2.6 PERFORMING & ADAPTING
URBAN DESIGNER AS URBAN CATALYST
50 2.5 INVITING & SHARING
3.1 OBSERVATIONS & FEEDBACK SUM UP
2.3 CO-DESIGNING TEMPORARY
2.2 CREATING SYNERGIES
2.1 GETTING IN TOUCH
2.4 ENGAGING & BONDING
The conclusionVI¾IGXWSRLS[XIQTSVEV]MRXIVZIRXMSRWHSLEZITIVQERIRX effects, how the role of urban designer in co-creation can be assimilated to the one of an urban catalyst and what implies a co-creative process in the civic society.
18 PROJECT METHODOLOGY
PROJECT IN BRIEF
As the Urban Renewal in Nordre Fasanvej area is just beginning, the perspective offers personal visions for the transformation process.
3.2 SUCCESSES & FAILURES ANALYSIS
62 3.3 PERSONAL LEARNINGS
INTRODUCTION ‘Instead of thinking of places as areas with boundaries around, they can be imagined as articulated moments in networks of social relations and understandings’ D. Massey in A Global Sense of Place, 1994
PROJECT IN BRIEF
COMMON GROUND Co-Creating Life Between Buildings in Nordre Fasanvej Area
Anne ACADEMIC WORLD
Thesis Group Supervisors
University of Copenhagen
Trine social scientist
REAL LIFE Jannie
University of Copenhagen
CO-CREATIVE URBANISM STUDIO
The Story of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Germs reports my individual thesis project that has grown from a thesis group work of preliminary analysis that is presented in the book Common Ground realized by the ‘Co|Urbanists’: Alexandra Chairetaki, Sandra B. Helgason, Lucia De Luca and myself. We are part of the Co-creative Urbanism studio driven by the supervisors %RRI8MIXNIR ERH8VMRI%KIVZMK 'EVWXIRWIR JSV XLI ½REP TVSNIGX SJ SYV Master degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. The Cocreative Urbanism course included content and critique workshops, where guest advisors offered us additional feedback. Among them, Jeff Risom, Head of Gehl Institute, became an additional external supervisor for my thesis project.
Brian Co-Creative Urbanism Studio
Karina social scientist University of Copenhagen
Ditte students foreigners
University of Copenhagen
Jeff city designer social scientist Gehl Architects
small medium large
architect University Newcastle
parents kids elderly
Nordre Fasanvej Stakeholders/Communities
Anaïs urban designer
metropole swimming pool
As a student group, we worked under two common goals: how to explore co-creative urbanism and how to actually co-create life between buildings in the real context of the Nordre Fasanvej area(1). Our project involved a broad number of stakeholders from urban designers (us), social scientists, and decision-makers, to local residents and workers. In order to facilitate our work as a group and our interactions with the other stakeholders, we created a name, the co|urbanists, and a website to gather and share our work with each other and later on with others: courbanism.com(2). Our focus area, Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, was chosen following a collaboration opportunity with the Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret of Frederiksberg Municipality. The project leader, Brian Hansen Westerheim, welcomed our participation in the process from the beginning and his team offered us access to their latest collected data. The Common Ground is a base/framework for our Master Thesis on cocreative process. It presents collections of information from formal and written documents, including the program of Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret (Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret 2013-2018, 2013), events, workshops, interviews, casual meetings and additional maps that constitute a basis for further investigation in our individual thesis projects. I personally focus on the impact of co-creative temporary intervention on social networks, and I present here some key points of the Common Ground, necessary to place my project in its context and to illustrate its relevance.
(1) Thesis Project Organigram Between the academic world and real life, the thesis group project involved a broad number of stakeholders from urban designers, social scientists, and decision-makers, to local residents and workers.
Civic Engagement + Co-Creating Life Between Building TOOLKIT: empirical data civic engagement tools co-creative design methods 1:1 temporary transformations
= Co-Creative Urban Renewal
8LI[IFWMXIMRGPYHIW½\IHTEKIWHIWGVMFMRK the general context of the project and who the co|urbanists are and posts that display in a more dynamic way the latest interventions and inspirations of the group.
(3) Site Location
Main urban development areas
Other areas, Longer-Term Frederiksberg where the city Development uran structure develops
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(4) Main focus areas for urban development in Frederiksberg (Frederiksbergstrategien 2012, 2012, p. 5)
The focus areas for future development in Frederiksberg include Nordre Fasanvej area in the North, where the Co|Urbanists contributed to the urban renewal, as well as the Flintholm area in the East, where the student association Creative Roots participated in Frederiksberg’s KUBE 52 Weeks of Activities project.
Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret is located in the north of Frederiksberg(3). Surrounded by the Muncipality of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg is however an independent city. It is located north-west of Copenhagen’s city centre. While being the densest city of Denmark, Frederiksberg is known for its residential villa neighbourhoods and its green atmosphere. The vision of the municipality of Frederiksberg is to become a healthy, vibrant and green destination in the capital (Frederiksbergstrategien, 2012). The development strategy is divided into four themes: the climate city, the knowledge city, a destination in the capital and quality in everyday life. The municipality HI½RIWEW[IPPQEMRJSGYWEVIEWJSVYVFERHIZIPSTQIRX(4).The area around Bispeengbuen and Nordre Fasanvej is one of them and has just received funding to realize the urban renewal program: Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret. It will take place from summer 2013 to 2018(5), which means that the thesis work of the Co|Urbanists takes place before the VIRI[EPTVSKVEQSJ½GMEPP]WXEVXW
Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret is located at the Northern extremety of Frederiksberg at the border of the Municipality of Copenhagen.
The urban renewal program (Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, 2013) respects the overall strategy on the municipality The main goals of the urban renewal are to bring new functions to the area and to improve the quality of the urban space. In addition, the program also LMKLPMKLXWQSVIWTIGM½GGLEPPIRKIW WYGLEWXLIPSGEPPEGOSJTYFPMGSTIR spaces for recreation. It also points out potentials in terms of unique atmospheres to preserve, under-used spaces and local stakeholders to integrate in the process(6).
NORDRE FASANVEJ KVARTERET
FUNDING & OFFICIAL START
(5) Overview Timeline of Nordre Fasanvej Urban Renewal Adapted from TIDSPLAN I FORHOLD TIL BUDGETTERING (Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, 2013, p. 79)
The thesis projects of the Co-Urbanists is taking place during the program and fundrasing phase SJXLISJ½GMEPYVFERVIRI[EPTVSNIGX
PRELIMINARY SITE ANALYSIS
URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGY
The area has a great variety of building typologies and identities, from an industrial raw atmosphere around Bispeengbuen to a calm and domesticated villa area on Kong Georgs vej and Dronning Olgas vej(7). This industrial area is unique within Frederiksberg, and the preservation of its atmosphere and historical heritage is challenging due the area’s lack of pedestrian friendliness. The creative villa environment is a mixed-used area of housing and industries. The biggest social housing of Frederiksberg, Stjernen, stands out from the typical building block of Frederiksberg with its 70’s modern architectural style. Adding to the fragmentation of the area, heavy infrastructure(8) (S-train elevated railway, Bispeengbuen, major XVEJ½G WXVIIXW GYXW XLI EVIE MRXS TMIGIW -R GSRWIUYIRGI XLI RSVXLIVR part of Frederiksberg is perceivied as being part of Copenhagen. These disconnections, together with a lack of green public spaces(9) and other places to meet and stay are important challenges to overcome in the process of civic engagement.
8LI MRZSPZQIRX SJ XLI PSGEP GMXM^IRW MW MRHIIH SRI SJ XLI ½ZI GIRXVEP elements in the holistic approach of an urban renewal, the other elements being: improving the urban space, coordinating and improving the consistency between both physical and social initiatives, strengthening private investments in the area and improving housing and open spaces (Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, 2013, p.8). The integration of the local citizens and stakeholders is considered as a key point in the strategy to ground the urban renewal and set up long-term synergies. The urban renewal also suggests temporary use as a suitable QIXLSH³³XS½RHXLIQSWXETTVSTVMEXIWSPYXMSRW´´ERHFVMRKRI[JYRGXMSRW to the area (Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, 2013, p.71).
(7) Building Typology
(8) Street Hierarchy
industrial area social housing creative villas typical block
regional road main street secondary street
(9) Green Open Spaces
(6) (7) Common Site (8) (9) Preliminary Analysis
(6) Existing Potentials
(Common Ground, 2013)
The urban renewal program points out potentials in terms of: - unique atmospheres and identities to preserve and that can in part be illustrated by the building typologies of the area; - under-used spaces, mostly around de regional road, which fragment the area and act as a mental barrier; - and local stakeholders to integrate in the process. It also highlights that although there are many private green pockets, the area is lacking in public green open spaces as well as other kind of places to meet and stay.
under-used public-owned space private empty lot possible stakeholder
SPECIFYING A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION
Specifying how I could contribute the best to the urban renewal have been a long process. I had been splitting my resources between Creative Roots, where I was exploring co-creation through practice and the thesis project, where I was developing a theoritical background, until a day in 1EVGL 8LEX HE] XLI X[S TVSNIGXW ½REPP] QIX HYVMRK E [EPO MR XLI Creative Villa Environment, and it became clear that I would participate in the urban renewal by revealing some existing potentials of the area, fostering social connections and creating useful synergies for the coming urban renewal through a co-creative urban intervention, putting into play the network and opportunities I had built up with Creative Roots. Considering the two strategical points of civic engagement and temporary use, the relatively short timeframe of the thesis project and its location MRXMQIFIJSVIXLISJ½GMEPFIKMRRMRKSJOmerådefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret(5), it seemed as if the best way to contribute to the toolbox for co-creation in the Nordre Fasanvej area was to explore how temporary use could be developed as a method for co-creation. 1 Bispeengbuen
3 Creative Villa Environment
FOCUS SITE STJERNEN
Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret
CREATIVE VILLA ENVIRONMENT AN INTERESTING STARTING POINT
The Creative Villa Environement standed out as an interesting starting point for a project on social connections and existing potentials. Indeed, the welcoming atmosphere of the streets and the complex environement offered by the mixed-used atypical urban fabric captured my attention as a place where a neighborhood spirit could easily grow.
A MEANGINGFUL LOCATION
The area is located in the South part of Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret, between /VSRTVMRWIWWI7S½IW:INERH4VMRW'SRWXERXMRW:INERHEPSRK/SRK+ISVKW Vej, Dronning Olgas Vej(10). It is part of Mariendalsvej Kvarteret, whose common historical background explains today’s urban fabric and bonds the streets together. It is also in direct vicinity with the social housing, Stjernen, and therefore offers the possibility to create new connections through a common intervention along Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej and as a long-term perspective to forster exchange between the two areas.
A WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE
A BONDING HISTORY
Although most of the front gardens are highly fenced, the streets offer a welcoming, calm and pleasant atmosphere at human scale and with low XVEJ½G8LIQYPXMTPMGMX]ERHZEVMIX]SJHIXEMPWMRXLIX]TIWSJJVSRXEKI FEGkyards, trees, archictural styles of the villas participate in creating this rich and welcoming environment adapted to the human scale. Even the fences, [LMGLEX½VWXWMKLXGSYPHFITIVGIMZIHEWLSWXMPI SJJIVIHEWIRWYEPI\TIrience through the variety of their color, material and height (11). During my exploration of the neighbourhood, I enjoyed the inspiring street names full of kings, queens, princes and princesses and their names did inspire later on the title of the intervention. But there was more behind the names that I could expected. There was a common history, a story learned from Jens Degerbøl, an enthusiast local resident of the Smedekollektivet on Kong Georgs Vej 10 during a walk we took on the afternoon of April the 4th. Here follows an short extract of the story adapted from Jens’ talk.
(10) Focus Site Location
The Creative Villa Environment is located in the South part of Nordre Fasanvej /ZEVXIVIX FIX[IIR /VSRTVMRWIWWI 7S½IW Vej and Falkoner Allé, and mainly along Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej.
(11) Atmosphere rich in details
The area offers a welcoming, calm and pleasant atmosphere at human scale. The variety in details of the area is illustrated by the numerous fences, which differs in material, colour, and height.
(12) Mariendals Kvarteret (by Karel !ediv" (1860-1906), from Royal Library, Copenhagen)
View from Falknoner Allé (bottom) to Nodre Fasanvej (top) of Kong Georgs Vej, Dronning Olgas Vej, Prins Konstantins :IN ERH /VSRTVMRWIWWI 7S½IW :IN ERH Mariendalsvej around 1890.
‘‘At the end of the 19th century, the grounds of Mariendals Kvarteret was owned by a rich man, Niels Josephen. He did a lot to improve the neighbourhood, such as bringing the tramsways to Falkoner Allé in 1884. They were parked on Dronning Olgas Vej, where the day care ‘Remisen’ (depot) is today. In 1884, he also shaped the villa parcels(12) and made public the streets Kong Georgs Vej ERH(VSRRMRK3PKEW:IN%X½VWX LIXVMIHXSREQI/SRK+ISVKW:IN8LSVEWZIN from Thora Josephen, his wife. It was refused. Therefore, as he was in good term with the royal familly of Christian IX, he then decided to name the street /SRK+ISVKJVSQ+ISVK-XLI½VWXOMRKSJ+VIIGI[LS[EWMRJEGXXLI(ERMWL Prins Vilhelm, son of Christian IX. His wife was Dronning Olga, from Russia, Prins Konstantin was their son, who was later Konstantin I, king of Greece and QEVVMIHXS/VSRTVMRWIWWI7S½I8LIVIJSVIXLIWXVIIXREQIWGSQIEPPJVSQXLI same family. Niels Jorsenphen did succeed in the end to unite his and his wife’s initials in the name of another street: Nitivej, from N.J. and T.J. and they are now buried there in Mariendals Kirke.’’
(13) Mixed-Used Area industry service housing
This common background bonds the streets together with a meaningful story.
What seems to be a quiet dwelling neighbourhood is in reality a complexmixed-used urban fabric(13), which consists in front villas, mainly dwellings, with industrial buildings in their backyards, which hosts services and industries(14). When you walk in the street you can see a collection of signs, that invites you to take a look in the backyards. If you are lucky enough, you are there welcome to by passionate people, residents or workers that are happy to show you what they do from teaching to building, from painting to sewing. All this rich creativity is like hidden treasures you do not expect to meet when wandering in a villa environment.
1 Creative Media
2 Body & Spirit
5 Visual Art
3 Enthusiast Collective
The villas varies in architectural styles, size of front garden and back gardens. Some are twin houses. Most of the villas are splited into smaller dwelling units. However, not all of them are dwellings. Six villas are institutions: either schools (VIKASKU and FDKC) or daycare. The backyards hide an unexpexted range of activities from creative industries to service buisinesses. There are services such as lawyers, doctors, electricians, plumbers as well as acupunture, and yoga centre. There is also creative industries, including creative media, architects, costume makers, wood furniture designers and builders and comic drawers. (14) Hidden Instustial Building
6 Wood Furniture
PROJECT IN BRIEF
JUST ANOTHER HOUSING NEIGHBOURHOOD?
The project starting point Creative Villa Environment of the Nordre Fasanvej area, and grow along Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej.
Reveal exising potentials Foster social connections and synergies. Inspire the urban renewal with the activation of the areaâ€™s positive assets Engage locals and spread awareness.
How to reveal existing potentials and foster social interaction through a co-creative temporary intervention from the positive assets of Nordre Fansavej area?
Co-create a neighbourhood event to reveal existing potentials, connect, create synergies, engage locals and spread awareness through action.
The co-creative intervention will bond the local networks together through action, creating new connections and fostering a community spirit, that will lead to new local initiatives. By bringing attention to the positive assets of the neighbourhood, it will create awareness about the canvas of possibilities and enlarge the perspectives of the area. By temporarily transforming the streets as a place to stay and meet, a place for recreation, it will inspire the citizens to reconquer this public space in their every day life.
%XÂ˝VWXWMKLXXLIWIX[SWXVIIXWEVIEUYMIXRIMKLFSVLSSHFYXFILMRHXLI fences and walls there are, besides schools, daycare and clubs, many creative businesses, art collectives and passionate residents. What happens when they all move their activities out into the streets and offers bypassers an urban gallery? My mission will be to facilitate a neighbourhood event, which will take the indoor activities out in the streets and use the street as a connective public space.
PROJECT METHODOLOGY Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems
design process, the phase 3 about the acceleration of the urban renewal, and the phase 4 about navigation through the evaluation of the process and methods. They are illustrated here with icones extracted from the handbook. It means that each step.
(15) The Project’s Mode of Co-Creation
( Adapted from the Modes of Co-Creation Diagram, Trine Agervig Cartensen and Anne Tietjen, introduction workshop, 19.09.2012) This diagrams offers a method to classify co-creative approaches in function of the degree of decision-making power of the citizens and the types of products in order to evaluate and compare co-creative approaches. TYPES OF PRODUCTS
NETWORKING & BUILDING UP THE BACKGROUND SETTING
PROJECT Project Design
ENGAGING & CO-DESIGNING THE INTERVENTION Information
Co-Determination Self-Determination DEGREE OF DECISION-MAKING POWER
Co-creative urbanism is of course the basis of the project methodology. The overall aim of the project’s co-creative approach is the design and 1:1 realisation of a temporary intervention and permenent networks in codetermination with the citizens(15). PROJECT PHASES & CO-CREATION
However, my role as urban designer and the degree of participation of the citizens varied during the co-creative process according to sub-objectives. From there, I can sum up the project into four phases: Phase 1: networking and building up the background setting, Phase 2: engaging and co-designing the event intervention, Phase 3: connecting and enlarging the perspective, Phase 4: evaluating and sharing results. TLILERHFSSO³³&SVKIVRIToFERIR´´ %KKIV ,SJJQER GPEWWM½IW the co-creative processes into four intention-based categories: synergy, inclusion, acceleration, and natigation. Most of the co-creative processes have aims for the four intentions. However, a main intention can usually be identifyed. Overall, the main intentions of the project are synergy and acceleration. ,S[IZIV WYFMRXIRXMSRW GER FI MHIRXM½IH %TTPMIH XS XLI JSYV TLEWI SJ the project, the phase 1 is about creating synergies to put in place the background setting, the phase 2 is about including the citizens in a co-
8SSVKERMWIERIZIRXMRXLITYFPMGWTEGI-RIIHIH½VWXXSKEXLIVVIWSYVGIW in terms of funding and workforce as well as legal authorizations. In order to do so, my method was to create a name, a structure, a brand and a network in order to navigate between the different stakeholders and to integrate the project in an existing larger project and network. This method is the one I had set together with other students from the beginning of the association Creative Roots EX SYV ½VWX 'S'VIEXMZI Breakfast in June 2012: to bridge students, professionals, decision-makers and local citizens through the realisation of 1:1 project. The integration of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems into the larger project of FRB Dage, bridging the Municipality’s departments Kultur og Fritid, and Bygge, -Plan, og Miljø, Frederiksberg Experience. Inspired by the rich variety of fences of the neighbourhood as a place to display, I created an adapted project-based tool for engaging the local citizens in the process: the collections of portraits and realization of an urban gallery during the neighbourhood event. This enables me to enter in dialogue with both residents and other users of the area, and initiate E½VWXGSPPIGXMZITVSHYGX-REHHMXMSRMRSVHIVXSIREFPIPSGEPMRMXMEXMZIWXS ¾SYVMWL -JEGMPMXEXIXLI§TPYKMR¨SJEGXMZMXMIWMRMXMEXIHF]XLIPSGEPWJSVXLI event. There, my main role was to gather all the activities together in one common program and to integrate it into the larger framework of FRB Dage. The aim behind this method was to include, bond and co-realise concrete interventions that reveals the qualities of the area today.
CONNECTING & ENLARGING THE PERSPECTIVE
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PROJECT ‘Instead of thinking of places as areas with boundaries around, they can be imagined as articulated moments in networks of social relations and understandings’ D. Massey in A Global Sense of Place, 1994
1 BACKGROUND SETTING
2 CO-ACTION PROCESS 30
3 RESULT EVALUATION 40
1.1 POLITICAL CONTEXT
1.2 PHYSICAL FRAMEWORK 32
1.4 CREATIVE ROOTS 38
1.3 SOCIAL NETWORKS 34
1.1 POLITICAL CONTEXT a partnership opportunity
a young association
THE MUNICIPALITY OF FREDERIKSBERG Jørgen Glenthøj
BY OG MILJØ Brian
KULTUR OG FRITID Marianne
As inall institution, the municipality is organised into administrative sectors, subdivided into departments(16). They all follow the directives from the City Council, represented by Mayor Jørgen Glenthøj. The project combines the sector By og Miljø (city and environment) with Kultur og Fritid (culture and leisure) from the service sector, within the framework of an existing annual event, FRB Dage and of the municipality’s branding strategy, Oplev Frederiksberg. Putting all this into play was possible through the partnership between the student association Creative Roots and Frederiksberg Experience, the union of businesses of Frederiksberg. By og Miljø is in charge of the development and maintenance of a safe, beautiful, green and sustainable environment. It includes the department of urban planning, where Brian Hansen Westerheim, Jannie Rydahl Magnussen, and Ditte Klerens Søndergaard were my main contacts working on Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret. They plan to ½RHEPSGEPTPEGIMR2SVHVI*EWERZIN/ZEVXIV[LIVIXLI][MPPWIXXPIXLI secretariat of the project in order to be closer to the citizens. By og Miljø also includes technical departments such as Vej og Park, in charge of the XVEJ½GVIKYPEXMSRW*6&&VERHZWIR ½VIHITEVXQIRX ERH*6&+EVXRIVSK Vejservice (city gardeners and maintenance). Kultur og Fritid is in charge of the cultural strategy of the municipality and of an annual cultural budget of 500.000 kr. to distribute to associations and other actors to realise events and ensure a vibrant cultural life in Frederiksberg. It is an interdisciplinary unit in the municipal organization. As such, this department works in most cases in collaboration with others. This is illustrated by Marianne Hovmand’s projects, in the Flintholm area and in the social housing, Stjernen. Around Flintholm, she takes part in the urban development through the project KUBE 52 Weeks of Activities, which aims to bring cultural activities before the new cultural centre /9&)MWFYMPX -R7XNIVRIR WLIXEOIWTEVXMRWSGMEPTVSNIGXW WYGLEWE¾IE market event in Stjernen coordinated with the social worker, Annette Bruun, with the goal to bring culture to social areas. Another event is the festival of Frederiksberg, FRB Dage, coordinated by Hanne Schonemann. It contributes to the branding strategy of Frederiksberg: Oplev Frederiksberg (Discover Frederiksberg).
a branding strategy
an annual street event
(16) Political Background
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FREDERIKSBERG EXPERIENCE Sine
At FRB Dage, all citizens, residents and actors, were invited to initate events to celebrate the city.To do so, they had to register their event on FRB Dage website. They are then gathered into one program by the coordinator from the muncipality: Hanne Schonemann from Kultur og Fritid. In addition, the Mayor had decided this year to give funding and to delegate the realisation of major events for the day to Frederiksberg Experience, the union of businesses. The aim of the union is to bring together the business community in Frederiksberg to work on common interests and foster synergies. Sine Lyons, the project leader, contacted Creative Roots to collaborate in creating three thematic experiences for three streets that [IVIMRXIRHIHXSFIGPSWIHXSXVEJ½GJSVXLIIZIRX
Creative Roots is an association of students in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen that I founded in August 2012.We work under the motto MEET & CREATE. The aim is to create a bridge between the study environment at the university and professional life, and building an active network of students, local citizens and decision-makers through the realisation of co-creative projects. Therefore, the partnership with Frederiksberg Experience for FRB Dage was a real opportunity to put in practice our motto.
1.2 PHYSICAL FRAMEWORK
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KĂŚre beboere, I anledning af FRB Dage pĂĽ Kong Georges Vej og Dronning Olgas vej vil vejen vĂŚre lukket for indkĂ¸rsel og parkering fredag den 31. maj 2013 fra kl. 11.00 til kl. 22.00. Biler der er blevet parkeret fĂ¸r dette tidsrum kan sagtens forlade omrĂĽdet ved at fĂ¸lge ensretningen. Vi hĂĽber, at mange af jer har lyst til at deltage i festen og fejringen af jeres kvarter. Mange glade Frb. Dage hilsener.
Dear citizens, Due to FRB Days, Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej will be closed for driving into and parking in the area on Friday May 31st from 11.00 to 22.00. Cars that are already parked there can easily leave the area by following the one-way direction signs. We hope that many of you will join the party and the celebration of your neighborhood. A lot of happy FRB days greetings.
If approved, Vej og Park furnishes a permit for closing the street.(18)This permit should be available at any time, on the spot and day of the closing. 8LI Â˝VI VIKYPEXMSRW WLSYPH FI QIX ERH XLI TSPMGI WXEXMSR RSXMÂ˝IH8LI main regulation being to keep a 3 metre â€˜freeâ€™ path for emergency.(21) The PSGEPGMXM^IRWWLSYPHFIRSXMÂ˝IH(22) and circulations signs(19) should be set up. This could be done by FRB Gartner og vejservices. It cost 10.780 kr. for the two streets. Finally, on the day of the closing, the cars that are parked in the street before the event have to be reported on a registration form.(20)
KONG GEORGS VEJ DRONNING OLGAS VEJ
(20) Car Registrations
Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej are secondary streets.(16) They are both one-way streets, except for the strip of Kong Georgs Vej between 2SVHVI*EWERZINERH/VSRTVMRWIWWI7SÂ˝IW:IN8LIXMQIJVEQIVIUYIWXIH was Friday, May the 31st, between 14.00 and 20.00 for the event, so between 11.00 and 22.00 to include the setting up and clearing. The aim was to close the full length of the streets in the attempt to connect the creative villas and the multi-cultural social housing, Stjernen. However, in order to let the cars turn around, the strips between Falkoner AllĂŠ and Prins Konstantins Vej had to stay open to the circulation.(17) 8LITVSNIGXÂ˝X the strategies of the cultural department, Frederiksberg branding and the local urban renewal, and when the decision took place, the closing of the WXVIIXW[EWVIUYMVIHXSIREFPIEGXMZMXMIWSJJIVIHF]XLIPSGEPWXSXEOITPEGI in the street.
(17) Authorisation The initial idea was to close down the whole streets, however to enable locals to turn around, the closest IRHWXS*EPOSRIV%PPqLEHXSWXE]STIRXSXVEJÂ˝G
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Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej are secondary streets. Therefore, it is relatively simple to get the approval for MXWGPSWMRK /SRTVMRWIWWI7SÂ˝IW:IN FIMRKE X[S[E]WXVIIX [MXLLMKLIVXVEJÂ˝GMRXIRWMX] would be harder to close.
(16) Secondary Streets
8S GPSWI WXVIIXW XS XVEJÂ˝G XLIVI EVI WIZIVEP TVSGIHYVIW XS JSPPS[ ERH VIUYMVIQIRXWXSQIIX8LIÂ˝VWXWXITMWXSKIXXLITIVQMXXSGPSWIXLIWXVIIX from the department Vej og Park. It takes approximately 14 days for the VIUYIWXXSFIXVIEXIH -RGEWISJIQIVKIRG] MXMWWSQIXMQIWTSWWMFPIXS accelerate the process by getting touch with the Mayor or the deparment leaders. This was the case for this project, thanks to the network of Sine Lyons.
HOW TO REALISE AN OPEN STREET?
1.3 LOCAL SOCIAL NETWORKS
EXPLORING LOCAL NETWORKS
;LMPIWSQITSXIRXMEPRIX[SVOWGERFIMHIRXM½IHSREQET WYGLEWXLI services bringing people to the area (day cares, doctors...). Others need to FII\TPSVIHXSMHIRXM½IHQSVITVIGMWIP]XLIOI]EGXSVWSJXLIEVIE8LIWI HMWGSZIVMIWEVIQSWXP]QEHIMRXLI½IPH ,IVIEVIXLIQSWXVIPIZERXJSV the project.(23)
ENTHUSIASTS AT SMEDEKOLLEKTIVET
Who could have predicted that a random encounter of Henning, a resident from the Smedekollectivet, would provide me some of the core actors of the co-design process. Smedekollektivet is a collective founded in 1969. They have been organising summerfest with their close neighbours since 1984. Bente is coordinating the residents and neighbours to organize the event. She knows all about the story of the Smedekollektivet. Henning and Lars are always up for playing music for the summerfest. Jens is a carpenter, passionate in many things, including walks and history. He is part of Middelalderlandsbyen, a medieval village, in Brøndby. He was a great supporter of the project. He has a profond knowledge of the history of the neighbourhood and of Frederiksberg. Through his work, he knows Usama from the Frederiksberg Snedkeri.
EDUCATION, ART & CRAFT frbsnedkeri.dk OVQQIVHO fdkc.dk
DYNAMIC PENSIONISTS betaniahjemmet.dk Jette
Frederiksberg Snedkeri MW E WQEPP GEVTIRXIV ½VQ -X MW [SVOMRK UYMXI [IPP 9WEQEMWQSWXSJXLIXMQIVYRRMRKJVSQGPMIRXWXSGPMIRXW8LI½VWXXMQI -QIXLMQ -HMHRSXI\TIGXXS½RHSYXXLEXWSQER]TISTPIMRXLIWXVIIX knew him for having either worked with him, ordered a product or picked up some left-over material, such as Lars, founder of Artmoney, and part of the artists from atelie Kong Georgs Vej. The art collective gathers 15 artists, mostly visual artists. They all have their own space to work in. They are working there at various times depending on eventual parallel activities. One of them, Camilla, gives art classes at the Frederiksberg Daghøjskole og Kursuscenter (FDKC). Hanna is the directrice of the school. Passionate about her job, she has been working for many years in the neighbourhood and knows residents of the the closet villa. FDKC offers adult education training in health, art and IT. There is a pleasant atmosphere between the staff and the students. Betaniahjemmet is a nursing home of 60 apartments. Jette is the project coordinator there. She is the one to contact to collaborate on an event. 8LI]I\LMFMXEVXMRXLIHMRMRKVSSQERHTVSNIGX½PQWMRXLIGLETIP:IV] welcoming, she helped me with communicating with the residents there. 8LI½ZI-LEZIQIX[IVIVIEPP]WEXMW½IH[MXLXLITPEGIWE]MRKWIRXIRGIWWYGL ’’We never get bored here.’ ’ Some of the relatives of Smedekollektivet’s residents had stayed in the past there. The residence seems ver.y well perceived and the staff and residents are always interested in more local activities in the neighbourhood.
(23) Local Social Networks
MEDIA SILICON VALLEY
A group of creative media businesses are located in vicinity to each other on Dronning Olgas vej. When I met the CEO of Citrus Media, he called this media hub the ‘‘ Media Silicon Valley’’. Too busy this time to get more involved, they are nevertheless an interesting network to contact at an earlier stage of the process. If we extend the area to Stjernen, the clubs of Sjternen, coordonated Annette Bruun, are interesting networks as well. Among them, Stjernekoret is run by Maria Kynne. She does not live in the neighbourhood, but is really engaged in bringing together cultures through music. Stjernekoret is composed of about 20 women, 5 coming from Stjernen.
1.4 CREATIVE ROOTS CREATING SYNERGY OPPORTUNITIES
COLLABORATING WITH AN INSTITUTION
While being a student opens doors with locals, to work with an institution, the best is to have a structure. This is how Creative Roots took part in the project. Here is in brief how the major connections were built.
A FIRST INTERACTION
1]½VWXQIIXMRKLETTIRIHXSFI[MXL&VMER,ERWIR;IWXIVLIMQ FIJSVI the co-urbanism studio started. Sandra B. Helgason and I were going around the institutions to get advice on association and funding. We also needed to contact Vej og Park for Parking (Day) 2012 and Brian presented us Søren, who would later be working as well on the closing of Kong Georgs :INERH(VSRRMRK3PKEW:IN%PXLSYKLXLIGMX]LEPPMWUYMXIMQTVIWWMZI[MXL MXWQE^ISJGSVVMHSVW XLMW½VWXMRXIVEGXMSRPIJXEKSSHMQTVIWWMSRSJXLI insight of the municipality.
BUILDING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH
-RTEVEPPIP -[EWGSPPEFSVEXMRKWMRGI.YRI[MXL,ERRI7 2MWWIR XS build up a project of temporary cultural containers on the future cultural centre’s construction site near Flintholm.There, Creative Roots (which [EWYRHIVGSGVIEXMSR [SYPHFIEFPIXSLEZIERSJ½GIWTEGI ERUrban Laboratory to participating in creating urban life in the neighbourhood. The project evolved from containers to empty shops integrated in the Municipality’s KUBE 52 Weeks of Activities, and after submitting a project TVSTSWEP %44)2(-< - SFXEMRIH E WTEGI JSV XLI ½VWX ³VSSXW´ ERH XLI opportunity to show to Kultur og Fritid, what students can do. Our main contact there is Marianne Hovmand, the project leader in KUBE 52 Weeks of Activities and we have indeed built up good collaborations. She supported our funding applications for pop-up gardens and open streets projects.
PLANTING A SEED
At the community event organised by the Områdefornylse, I had the chance to ‘‘plant a seed’’, without knowing it at the time. I asked the Mayor about his opinion of the concept of Open Streets. He answered he was not against it, that the municipality did it already for sport events and that I should get in touch with Simone Chimera, from Frederiksberg Experience. He had the funding for FRB Dage and who was at the event as well. That I did, using Creative Roots because it seemed to be a good project for the association. We exchanged our contact details. A few months later, Sine Lyons contacted Creative Roots. From there, an intense, but fruitful, partnership began. Sine, having been part of the Municipality before, could REZMKEXIIJ½GMIRXP]FIX[IIRXLIHITEVXQIRXW
(24) Background Setting Flow Diagram
The project is a combination of opportunities and synchronicities.
2.2 CREATING SYNERGIES
2.1 GETTING IN TOUCH
2.5 INVITING & SHARING
2.4 ENGAGING & BONDING 56
2.3 CO-DESIGNING TEMPORARY
2.6 PERFORMING & ADAPTING 58
2.1 GETTING IN TOUCH TAKING A WALK AND BEING OPEN TO THE UNEXPECTED
Wednesday 6 March, between 10.30 to 12.00
Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej
A random walk in the ‘Creative Milieu’ of Nordre Fasanvej area
Feel and observe a potential focus area while being open to the unexpected
Walking with a camera taking pictures on a sunny day
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Wednesday 6 March, between 10.30 to 12.00
Kong Georgs Vej 42
Random Encounter and talk with Frank Rosenmejer
He engaged the conversation by asking why I was taking a picture of his house
Standing in front of the house, I presented myself as a student working on the area for my thesis and willing to organize a temporary intervention there.
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Wednesday 6 March, between 10.30 to 12.00
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Random Encounter and talk with Henning Pape and Lars
Henning cycled twice by me with a curiosity, so I engaged the conversation
Having a coffee in their collective house, we discussed about community events, social connections, the neighborhood and Stjernen.
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This exchange points out that a comminuty event that would take place EPSRKXLI[LSPIWXVIIXGSYPHFSRHWIZIVEPPSGEPRIX[SVOWXSKIXLIVERH connect a positive asset, the Creative Villa Environment, to a place, is pointed EW³³PEVKIP] WIIR EW MWSPEXIH JVSQ XLI VIWX SJ XLI RIMKLFSVLSSH´´ F] XLI Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasnvej Kvarteret. (“Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret” 2013, p. 10) LATER IN THE PROCESS, I sent update emails to Henning, which led to one of Q]QSWXTSWXMZII\GLERKIWMRXLIRIMKLFSYVLSSH -RHIIH XLIIQEMP[EW WLEVIH[MXL0EVWEW[IPPEWXLISXLIVGSPPIGXMZIQIQFIVWSJ/SRK+ISVKW :IN%QSRKXLIQ.IRW(IKIVF PGEPPIHQIWXVEMKLXEJXIVLMWVIXYVRJVSQ Spain to invite me to have a coffee at the collective again. WHEN
Wednesday 6 March, between 12.00 to 14.00
Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej
Meeting face-to-face with businesses, schools and collectives in the street
Getting thier point of view about going out to the street for a temporary event to display thier activities, the treasures of the neighborhood and asking thier contact details to send them further information
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2.2 CREATING SYNERGIES INTEGRATING THE ACTION INTO A LARGER CONTEXT
KONG GEORGS VEJ & DRONNING OLGAS VEJ
FREDERIKSBERGS SKJULTE PERLER Ved første syn er disse to gader et stille boligkvarter, men bagved stakitterne og murene er der udover skoler, børnehaver og klubber også mange kreative erhvervsdrivende, kunstkollektiver og ikke mindst passionerede beboere. Hvad sker der når de alle rykker deres aktiviteter ud på vejen, og tilbyder forbipasserende et urbant galleri? Det er fortællingen om et kvarters glemte og ukendte historier.
FREDERIKSBERG SOM DESTINATION, INSPIRATION OG REKREATION.
PETER BANGS VEJ
SPECIALBUTIKKER AF HØJ KVALITET SYNCHRONICITY
The same day, I received an email from Sine Lyons, Head of Frederiksberg Experience 7LI[EWTVSTSWMRKXSGSPPEFSVEXI[MXLCreative Roots for the *6&(EKIXSGPSWIXVEJ½GSRXLVIIWXVIIXW 4IXIV&ERKW:IN,'VWXIHWZIN and Værnedamsvej) and open them to activities.
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A BACKSTAGE PROJECT
After the enthusiastic reactions from the local stakeholders on Kong Georgs :INERH(VSRRMRK3PKEW:INEFSYXXLIMHIESJERSTIRRIMKLFSYVLSSH XLITVSTSWEPJSVGSPPEFSVEXMSRSRERSTIRWXVIIXTVSNIGXWIIQIHEKVIEX opportunity to make the idea come true, and I agreed to meet with Sine Lyons together with Victor Aalund Olsen from Creative Roots. We were EPVIEH]IRKEKIHMREGSPPEFSVEXMSR[MXLOmstilling Denmark for FRB Dage XSXEOITEVXMRE³³KVIIR´´I\LMFMXMSRSR6oHLYWTPEHW[MXL:MGXSVEWEPIEHIV there. 8LIQIIXMRK[MXL7MRI0]SRWXSSOTPEGIEX0E3½GMREMR*VIHIVMOWFIVKXLI following Thursday. It went very well, and we decided to work together on a project of open streets for FRB Dage. Thefore, Creative Roots started the workshop series Design & Build FRB Open Streets with students. As the project leader, some of my tasks were: applying for funding, involving other WXYHIRXW EHETXMRKXLIHIWMKRWXSFSXLXLIRIIHWSJXLIPSGEPFYWMRIWWIW ERH SYV FYHKIX GSTMRK [MXL XLI PEGO SJ VIWSYVGIW ERH XLI [IEXLIV GSRHMXMSRW VIEPMWMRK¾]IVWERH[VMXMRKTVIWWVIPIEWIW8LIappendix of the VITSVXW GSRXEMRW XLI JYRHMRK ETTPMGEXMSR [LMGL HIWGVMFIW XLI TVSNIGX MR more detail, a working document I created to share the latest news to IREFPIWXYHIRXWXSNSMREXER]XMQIXLITVSGIWW ERHEPSGEPTVIWWEVXMGPI EFSYXXLITVSNIGX
Vin & ost, østers & champagne og masser af andre lækkerier og specialvarer. Igennem turen på Peter Bangs Vej vil både din æstetiske sans og smags-og duftesans blive plejet af yderst kompetente butiksindehavere, som også gerne entusiastisk fortæller mere indgående om varerne, deres vej fra jord til bord og giver gode råd om opskrifter.
FREDAG DEN 31. LØRDAG DEN 1.
MAJ KL. JUNI
10-18 KL. 9-15
DET LILLE PARIS Værnedamsvej er en unik KEHI WSQ To ½RIWXI ZMW kombinerer to distrikter af meget forskellig karakter – nemlig Vesterbro og Frederiksberg. Her bliver du underholdt af musikere, DJ’s, kunstnere og tryl for børn og voksne samtidig med, at du får smagsoplevelser af stor kvalitet – alt sammen foregår i en intim, loungeagtig og sydeuropæisk atmosfære.
FAMILIEN I CENTRUM H.C. Ørstedsvej omdannes i dagens anledning til én stor familiefest med musik, fodboldbaner, rodeotyr, yoga, udendørs grill-fest og en masse andre sjove og spændende oplevelser for hele familien. Mere end 35 butikker står klar til at give dig og din familie en helt speciel dag, som du aldrig vil glemme.
LØRDAG DEN 1. JUNI KL. 8.30-15 MORGENMAD FOR ALLE KL. 8.30-10
S T E M
PÅ DIN YNDLINGSGADE
Arrangør: De lokale erhvervsdrivende og beboere, Creative Roots, Frederiksberg Kommune og Frederiksberg Handels- og Erhvervsforening.
2.3 CO-DESIGNING TEMPORARY
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4 Welcoming local initiatives
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Integrating local knowledge
5 Preserving a meaningful story
KONG GEORGS VEJ & DRONNING OLGAS VEJ
FREDERIKSBERG’S HIDDEN GEMS
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FRIDAY THE 31ST OF MAY, 14-20
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6 Facilitating I was not planning to spend so much time in fund raising, TVSHYGMRK¾]IVWTSWXIVWEJEGIFSSOTEKITVIWWVIPIEWIW and writing emails. But this is necessary to make this project LETTIR8EOMRKXLMWVSPISJJEGMPMXEXSV-IREFPIXLIPSGEPWXSNSMR XLIMRMXMEXMZIMRXLIQSWXGSRZIRMIRX[E]TSWWMFPIJSVXLIQ
Walk and encounters, which inspired the idea of a urban gallery and neighbourhood event. 6 March
Coordinating Meeting at Kong Georgs Vej 10
Setting up of the Urban Gallery
Everybody who would like to take part in the setting of the urban gallery is invited for a coordinating meeting and a coffee. Let’s meet and create! Volunteers are setting up the portrait gallery, welcoming signs, some activities and inviting everyone to join with extra spontaneous interventions.
14.00-14.15 1 Opening of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems v. Anaïs Lora
Meeting with Sine An open street event is possible!
Collect of portraits and local initiatives
Anaïs Lora, the event initiator and coordinator, will introduce the program of the day and reveal how the project Frederiksbergs Skjulte Perler came to life.
14.15-15.00 ! 1 GUIDED TOUR Stories from the past and present v. Jens Degerbøl Jens Degerbøl from Kong Georgs Vej 10 will tell truthful tales about street names, houses and all of us who live here.. 15.00-15.45! 2 Try-Out Class in Astanga Yoga v. Mikko and Helena from Mysore Yoga CPH Mysore Yoga CPH wants to share the best of ancient wisdom with you and offers free try-out classes in Astanga yoga.
All you need is the ability to breathe and willingness to discover something new.
16.30-17.30!! 1 Summerfest Planning v. Smedekollektivet
For years some of the neighbours of Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej have had a summer party. We are having a preliminary meeting in front of ”Smedekollektivet” to plan when and how to have the next summer party in the street. We are bringing pictures of the neighbourhood and earlier summer parties.
Initially, I was planning to set up interventions throughout the month of May and use them as a communication tool.
16.30-18.00! 8 Theatre, Songs and Music for children and adults v.Fatma Zidan, Maria Kynne and Stjernekoret
JUST ANOTHER DWELLING
An intercultural musical tale for children, which enables Middle Eastern and Danish culture to meet up. The show lasts 40 minutes after which there is a break with juice and cake for the kids and coffee and tea for the adults. Stjernekoret will perform a small concert.
NEIGHBOURHOOD KONG GEORGS VEJ ?& DRONNING18.00-19.00 OLGAS1 VEJ WALK Imagine the future v. the Co|urbanists and Frederiksbergs Kommune
17.00-17.45! 2 Try-Out Class in Astanga Yoga v. Mikko and Helena from Mysore Yoga CPH Mysore Yoga CPH wants to share the best of ancient wisdom with you and offers free try-out classes in Astanga yoga. All you need is the ability to breathe and willingness to discover something new.
(Inspiration images from google)
While taking a trip from Kong Georgs Vej to Bispeengbuen and back to Dronning Olgas Vej, we will share our vision of how this area could develop. The Co|Urbanists and representatives from the Municipality working on Nordre Fasanvej Urban Renewal will tell a little about the ideas and visions for area developed together with the area’s stakeholders and residents. All are invited to come along and share their ideas during the walk.
FREDERIKSBERG’S HIDDEN GEMS
KONG GEORGS VEJ & DRONNING OLGAS VEJ
Walk with Jens and discover of the historical background of the area. 5 April
Meeting with Vej og Park and authorisation 19 April
At that point, I proposed a program, where people could plug their activities in and kept only the portrait gallery as a way to engage people in the process. I added the walk to enlarge the meaning of the event and integrate it into the urban renewal strategy.
contribution of the urban renwal NEIGHBOR team to the walk. HOOD?
FREDERIKSBERG’S HIDDEN GEMS Tidy up the streets %X ½VWX WMKLX XLIWI X[S WXVIIXW 20.00-22.00 EVI E UYMIX The volunteers will clean the streets to give them back to the cars. %X ½VWX WMKLX XLIWI FIND US HERE RIMKLFSVLSSHFYXFILMRHXLIJIRGIWERH[EPPW X[S WXVIIXW EVI E UYMIX ON-GOING ACTIVITIES, FROM14.00 TO 20.00 RIMKLFSVLSSH FILMRH WGLSSPW HE]GEVI ERH GPYFW XLIVI EVIFYX FIWMHIW G Portrait Gallery (S F S ) XLI JIRGIW ERH [EPPW XLIVI To reveal the “hidden gems” of Kong Georg and Dronning Olga, Anaïs Lora have been collecting portraits of people participating in the vibrant life EVIFIWMHIWWGLSSPWHE]GEVI EPWS QER] GVIEXMZI FYWMRIWWIW EVX GSPPIGXMZIW behind the fences of the neighbourhood. Wandering in the streets, you will discover a glimpse of the hidden treasure constellation. ERHGPYFWEPWSQER]GVIEXMZI 3 &IXERMELNIQQIXWLS[WEVXERH½PQ ERHTEWWMSREXIVIWMHIRXW;LEXLETTIRW[LIR In honour of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems we invite you inside the nursing home to see the exhibition in the gallery and buy a sweet surprise. FYWMRIWWIW EVX GSPPIGXMZIW ERH TEWWMSREXI %HHMXMSREPP]]SYGEREPWSFY]WSHEERHTSTGSVREXXLIGMRIQE[LMGLWLS[W½PQWEFSYXKVS[MRKSPH VIWMHIRXW ;LEX LETTIRW [LIR XLI] EPP XLI] EPP QSZI XLIMV EGXMZMXMIW SYX MRXS4 XLI Frederiksberg Daghøjskole og Kursuscenter goes outdoors ( 17.00) QSZI XLIMV EGXMZMXMIW SYX MRXS XLI WXVIIXW We put some of our courses outside under the open sky. Some of the school’s students will show and tell their current work. It is also possible to be shown around the school premises. The poster of the artwork, which has just been voted ‘Årets Kunstplakat’, will be released. ERH SJJIVW F]TEWWIVW ER YVFER KEPPIV]# WXVIIXWERHSJJIVWF]TEWWIVWERYVFERKEPPIV]# 8LMW MW XLI WXSV] EFSYX XLI RIMKLFSVLSSHW 5 Open house at the atelier Kong Georgs Vej Come and meet the artists in the community atelier on Kong Georg Vej 19, back building. JSVKSXXIRERHYRORS[WXSVMIW 8LMW MW XLI WXSV] EFSYX XLI RIMKLFSVLSSHW Street badminton and urban games 6 Mariendalshallen and many day cares are animating the daily life of the neighbourhood. What if we bring some of their activities out for the afternoon? JSVKSXXIRERHYRORS[WXSVMIW Let’s play street badminton and urban games! PONSORED BY THE LOCAL
FRIDAY THE 31ST OF MAY, 14-20
AND MORE SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITIES!
31ST OF MAY, 14-20
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND TOGETHER CREATE YOUR COMMUNITY? HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Funding for the open streets 16 April
DWELLING Meeting with Jannie to plan the
Stjernekoret will perform outdoors for everyone! After Sjtjernekoret has performed we celebrate the end of the day with more music and Anaïs Lora, event organizer and coordinator, will sum up the day and place it in a broader perspective with a short speech: ‘‘Let it be just the beginning!”
I tested the design of the portrait gallery with prototypes and used them as communication tools.
19.00-20.00 ! 7 Closing Party of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems with music v.Stjernekoret and talk v. Anaïs Lora
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- Join the coordinating meeting at 10.30 at Kong Georgs Vej 10 and take part in setting and clearing the streets. - Create your own activity. Everything is possible! - Come and enjoy the activities together with your friends and neighbours. - Like us on facebook.
The project is a collaboration between local businesses and residents, students from Co|Urbanism and Creative Roots, the municipality of Frederiksberg and and Frederiksberg Experience, the Trade and Industry Association.
Meet & Create For any question, send an email to the event coordinator: Anaïs Lora firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO TO CONTACT AND WHEN?
Read more about the event and the co|urbanists here: www.courbanism.com
2.4 ENGAGING & BONDING
As main tool to engage the local people in the co-creative process, I used the co-realisation of a portrait gallery.
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KONG GEORGS VEJ & DRONNING OLGAS VEJ
2. 5 INVITING & SHARING
FREDERIKSBERGS SKJULTE PERLER
INVITING THE LOCALS TO PARTICIPATE BARE ET HELT 8LIQEMRSFNIGXMZI[EWXSGSRXEGXEPPXLIPSGEPRIMKLFSYVLSSHERHXSPIXTISTPIORS[[LEX[EWKSMRKSRERH that they could participate. For that, I used several tools.
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Opsætning af den URBAN GALLERY
Åbning af Frederiksbergs Skjulte Perler
Fortæller historier fra fortiden 2 Posters -EPWSTYXYTWSQITSWXIVW8LI½VWXWIVMIWSJTSWXIVW[IVIWMQMPEV XSXLI¾]IVWXLI][IVIMRZMXMRKXLIPSGEPWXSTEVXMGMTEXI-TYX XLIQSREXXLIFIKMRRMRKSJ1E]8LIR-TSWXIHHYVMRKXLIPEWX [IIOFIJSVIXLIIZIRXXLITSWXIVW[MXLXLITVIGMWITVSKVEQSJ the day. In addition, I had also gave some FRB Open Streets posters with no detail program, to FDKC and other intitutions and locals. 8LIWIWXITWEVVMZIHEFMXXSSPEXIMRXLITVSGIWWXSVIEPP]PIXXLI TISTPIEGXMZIP]GSRXVMFYXIXSXLIIZIRXTVSKVEQ
3 Prototyping To share my idea of a portrait gallery, I tried prototyping. It was far more communicative, when going around to take TSVXVEMXWERHFIMRKEFPIXSWLS[ETVSXSX]TIHSRI-YWIH XLIMRWXEPPEXMSRSJXLI¾IEQEVOIXSJ7XNIVRIRSR1E]XLI 25th. It was indeed attracting attention. However, very few people actually stopped to read the program. I did not manage to leave them in the street as much as I wanted due to the heavy rain.
Den igangværende fejring af nutidens AKTIVITETER
Projektet er et samarbejde mellem lokale erhvervsdrivende og beboere, Creative Roots og studerende, Frederiksberg Kommune og Frederiksberg Handels- og Erhvervsforening.
HVORDAN KAN DU DELTAGE? - Ved at deltage i URBAN GALLERY med et portræt og et citat om dig selv eller kvarteret - Ved at fortælle historier om kvarteret under RUNDVISNINGEN. - Ved at tilbyde en AKTIVITET, som du normalt gør indendørs, udendørs for dagen - Yoga, musik, madlavning, maleri. Alt er muligt! - Ved at dele dine ideer om fremtiden for kvarteret under GÅTUREN.
HVEM SKAL DU KONTAKTE OG HVORNÅR? For at deltage eller få mere information, send en mail til eventkoordinator: Anaïs Lora email@example.com
Vil du gerne møde dine naboer og sammen skabe jeres kvarter?
Hvis du vil deltage i en AKTIVITET i det program, bedes du sende en lille beskrivelse, herunder en titel, tid og adresse, og for at få dit portræt med i URBAN GALLERY, kan vi komme ud og tage et billede af dig eller du kan sende dit eget via e-mail med dit navn og adresse senest 19. maj.
Vi mødes. Vi skaber.
Vi ses snart!
SHARING THE EVENT BEFORE AND AFTER
3RISJXLISXLIVXEWO[EWEW[IPPGSRGIVMRKXLIGSQQYRMGEXMSRSJXLITVSNIGX -X[EWXSQEOIMXZMWMFPIERH attactive for people to come and visit the area and discover its treasures.
3 Facebook -YWIHJEGIFSSOXSOIITMRXSYGL[MXLXLIGSRXEGXW-EPVIEH] QEHISVXSWLS[QSVIEFSYXXLIIZIRXXSXLISRIW-[EW GSRXEGXMRKF]IQEMP-GVIEXIHEJEGIFSSOIZIRXJSVIEGL EGXMZMX]ERHQEHI³³EHQMR´´XLIEGXMZMX]LSWXWMRSVHIVXS IREFPIXLIQXSQSHMJ]XLIHIWGVMTXMSRSJXLIMVS[RIZIRX and invite there friends. Lars from the art collective did indeed share information on the page, not only relative to the project. itself.
4 Other webpages -REHHMXMSRXSXLITVSNIGXJEGIFSSOTEKI-YWIHCreative Roots [IFWMXITSWXWJEGIFSSOTEKIXSWLEVIEFSYXXLIIZIRXERH GVIEXIHEJEGIFSSOKVSYTXSGSQQYRMXEXI[MXLXLI WXYHIRXWTEVXMGMTEXMRKMRXLIFYMPHMRK[SVOWLSTWJSVXLISXLIV open streets. (creativeroots.dk) Thank to Sine, The overall theme of the street and short version SJXLITVSKVEQ[IVIEPWSEZEMPEFPISR Frederiksberg experience [IFWMXIERHJEGIFSSOTEKIERHIZIRXW JI\HO
3 Press & Kulturnaut The general theme was integrated in the program of FRB dage. 8LIIZIRXWJSV*6&(EKILEHXSFIVIKMWXIVIHMR/YPXYVREYXHO I took in charge of doing it when the actors could not to do it themselves. Kulturnaut, this time as well as during other projects with Creative 6SSXWMWEP[E]WUYMXIIJ½GMIRXMRFVMRKMRKRI[TISTPIXSSYVS[R existing network, especially with art, sport and walk events.
F R ED AG 31. MAJ
Fredag den 31. maj kl. 20 (åbnes kl. 19)
Fredag 31. maj kl. 10-12
With members hailing from the UK, Finland and Denmark, Baltic Crossing bring you fiery Scandinavian fiddles, bubbling Northumbrian pipes and a driving guitar and double bass rhythm section. http://balticcrossing.sailsofsilver.com Sted: Metronomen, Godthåbsvej 33.
FOR HELE FAMILIEN FREDAGS CAFÉ
Sted: Sct. Thomas Huset, Rolighedsvej 23 Fredag den 31. maj kl. 15-17
Det handler om at have det sjovt og lege med kreativiteten og fantasien, mens vi dykker ind i yogaens verden. Vi vil lege yogalege, lave akrobatik, og udforske vores vejrtrækning, mens vi rimer, synger, og digter sjove historier. Sted: KU.BE, Marguerite Vibys Plads 5-12. Fredag den 31. maj kl. 22
NYKREDIT FREDERIKSBERG NATLØB
For 11. år i træk holder vi løbefest på Frederiksberg ifm. FRBdage. Arrangør: BK Ydun. Sted: Frederiksberg Rådhusplads. Deltagergebyr: 185,-/220,-/140,-
Fredag den 31. maj kl. 17 Camilla Bachhausen (blokfløjte), Allan Rasmussen. Værker af Francesco Geminiani, Bent Lorentzen, Truid Aagesen m.fl. Sted: Frederiksberg Kirke, Frederiksberg Allé 65. Fredag den 31. maj kl. 17
BEETHOVEN - I VORES TID, I SIN EGEN TID
Flere sanser kommer i spil! Beethoven gøres levende igen med dansere, strygere og blæsere fra Musikhøjskolen - og med Frederiksberg Filmværksted, der skaber nye billeder af Beethoven i dit sind. Læs om hele aktivitetsugen på skolens hjemmeside. Arrangør: Musikhøjskolen. Sted: Skolen ved Søerne, Niels Ebbesensvej 10.
Fredag den 31. maj. kl. 10-18 og lørdag den 1. juni kl. 9-15
PETER BANGS VEJ: SPECIALBUTIKKER AF HØJ KVALITET
Vin & ost, østers & champagne og masser af andre lækkerier og specialvarer. Igennem turen på Peter Bangs Vej vil både din æstetiske sans og smags- og duftesans blive plejet af yderst kompetente butiksindehavere. Sted: Peter Bangs Vej.
Fredag den 31. maj kl. 15 og 16
RUNDVISNING I FREDERIKSBERG SLOTSKIRKE Rundvisning i det tidligeree hofkapel, senere distrikts-kirke, og nu slotskirken i Frederiksberg Sogn. Se dett ”skjulte” kapel i østfløjen. Sognepræst Anette Sørensen viser rundt og fortæller. Varer ca. 1 time. Sted: Frederiksberg Slotskirke
ER DU BRANDSIKKER - ELLERS KAN DU BLIVE DET PÅ FRBDAGE
Fra kl. 10-12 kører et optog med gamle brandbiler rundt på hele Frederiksberg. Optoget starter fra Nordens Plads kl. 10.00 og slutter kl. 12.00 ved Forum. Optoget gør stop undervejs på ruten rundt i byen. Optoget består af køretøjer fra Odsherred Brandmuseum, Beredskabsstyrelsens Museumsdepot og Roskilde Stigeholdere. Fra kl. 12 til 13 er der forskellige aktiviteter i området omkring Forum. Køretøjerne fra optoget vil være udstillet - der er ”Brandteater” samt små konkurrencer, hvor man kan vinde røgalarmer. Arrangør: Frederiksberg Brandvæsen. Sted: Julius Thomsens Plads.
H.C. ØRSTEDSVEJ: FAMILIEN I CENTRUM
H.C. Ørstedsvej omdannes i dagens anledning til én stor familiefest med musik, klovne, rodeotyr, hoppeborg og en masse andre sjove og spændende oplevelser for hele familien. Mere end 35 butikker står klar til, at give dig og din familie en helt speciel dag, som du aldrig vil glemme. Arrangør: De lokale erhvervsdrivende og beboere, Creative Roots, Frederiksberg Kommune og Frederiksberg Handelsog Erhvervsforening.
VÆRNEDAMSVEJ: DET LILLE PARIS
Ved første syn er disse to gader et stille boligkvarter, men bagved stakitterne og murene er der udover skoler, børnehaver og klubber også mange kreative erhvervsdrivende, kunstkollektiver og ikke mindst passionerede beboere. Hvad sker der, når de alle rykker deres aktiviteter ud på vejen og tilbyder forbipasserende et urbant galleri? Det er fortællingen om et kvarters glemte og ukendte historier.
Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 10-13
Lørdag den 1. juni 2013 kl. 10-15 Kl. 08.30-10 morgenmad til alle
Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 10-24
Fredag den 31. maj kl. 14-20
KONG GEORGS VEJ OG DRONNING OLGAS VEJ: FREDERIKSBERGS SKJULTE PERLER
L ØR DAG 1 . JUNI
FOR HELE FAMILIEN
Værnedamsvej er en unik gade, som på fineste vis kombinerer to distrikter af meget forskellig karakter - nemlig Vesterbro og Frederiksberg. Her bliver du underholdt af musikere, DJ’s, kunstnere og tryl for børn og voksne samtidig med, at du får smagsoplevelser af stor kvalitet - alt sammen foregår i en intim, loungeagtig og sydeuropæisk atmosfære. Arrangør: De lokale erhvervsdrivende og beboere, Creative Roots, Frederiksberg Kommune og Frederiksberg Handelsog Erhvervsforening.
Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 11-15
KUNSTRUNDEN PÅ FREDERIKSBERG
En række atelierer, en tegneskole og et galleri åbner dørene for publikum for at tage del i festivitassen. Se det fulde program på www.klassisktegneskole.dk Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 12-16
Musikhøjskolen fejrer sommerens komme, med et festfyrværkeri af musik med både små og store ensembler, med sang og musikglæde, med kager og en bid brød - og måske også en kølig pilsner - eller sodavand? Kom og nyd den hyggelige dag i skolens eget hus. Sted: Musikhøjskolen, Smallegade 12. Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 12-15.30
Frederiksberg Integrationsråd inviterer til Mangfoldighedsdag og Frederiksberg Kommune uddeler Integrationspriser 2013. Arrangør: Frederiksberg Integrationsråd. Sted: Frederiksberg Rådhus, Smallegade 1.
UDSTILLING M.V. Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 12.30
MUSIKHØJSKOLENS FERNISERINGSKONCERT ÅBENT HUS
Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 10-15
BYTTEMARKED PÅ SPORET AF GENBRUG
Tag dit brugte tøj eller andre småting med til byttemarked, og lad andre få glæde af dine aflagte sager. Dagen byder også på musik ved Flaskedrengene, udstillinger, workshops og en auktion på to flotte gallakjoler syet af brugte jeans og slips. Arrangør: Genbrugsguiderne. Sted: Den Gule Villa, Dirch Passers Allé 2. Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 10-16
Klassisk tegneskole udfordrer alle tegneglade til at komme og prøve kræfter med kunsten at tegne så det ligner. Sted: Klassisk tegneskole, Ærøvej 1 Entré: 25 kr.
Et af de bedst spillende ensembler på Musikhøjskolen er blæserensemblet. Med musik af bl.a. Mozart åbner de en 80 års jubilæumsudstilling om skolens fortid, nutid og fremtid, bl.a. med effekter og resultater fra de mange jubilæumsaktiviteter. Arrangør: Musikhøjskolen. Sted: Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek, Falkoner Plads 3.
GADEARRANGEMENTER Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 11-15
Ta’ Movias buslinjer rundt på Frederiksberg og lad dig overraske af f.eks. tangodansere, et skriveværksted eller få anderledes flash mob oplevelse. Sted: Div. busruter rundt i kommunen. Se program på frbdage.frederiksberg.dk Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 11-15
NANDRUPVEJ EN BEVÆGELSESOASE MIDT I BYEN
Mød idræt midt i byen. Deltag i sjove festlige og skøre idrætsaktiviteter. Det er ligesom at være hjemme i sin egen gård - bare meget sjovere! Og pas på det giver sved på panden. Sted: Det unikke idrætsanlæg på Nandrupvej Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 11-15
Kom og bliv inspireret til hvad du selv kan gøre af grønne tiltag i byen, når Omstilling Danmark, Creative Roots/ KU.BE og andre aktører inden for bæredygtig omstilling indtager Frederiksberg Rådhusplads, og Det Økologiske Inspirationshus åbner dørene. Arrangør: Omstilling Danmark. Sted: Frederiksberg Rådhusplads.
Lørdag den 1. juni kl. 10-14
Musikhøjskolen afslutter en 80 års jubilæumssæson som landets ældste musikskole. Denne udstilling i samarbejde med biblioteket dokumenterer både fortid, nutid og fremtid for skolen, bl.a. med effekter og resultater fra de mange jubilæumsaktiviteter. Arrangør: Musikhøjskolen. Sted: Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek, Falkoner Plads 3.
Lørdag den 1. juni og søndag den 2. juni kl. 11-15
BLOMSTER PÅ BYENS HEGN, SOLBJERG PLADS
Tag dine venner, børn og bedsteforældre i hånden og vær med til at sætte et blomstrende præg på Byens Hegn ved Solbjerg Plads. Sted: Solbjerg Plads, Solbjerg Plads.
2.6 PERFORMING & ADAPTING
Friday 31 May, between 10.30 to 22.00
Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej FDKC Setting up the urban gallery, hosting the guided tour and the walk, visiting and facilitating the on-going activities, clearing up the street
Make Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems happened and observe
Running around with the help of Jens Degerbøl to set up the portraits and the Co|Urbanists for documentation
HOW DID IT GO?
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We noticed the inviting sign that the art collective had set up and stopped to talk to the students of FDKC.
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I was welcomed with music and a small stand in the street. The music GSYPHFILIEVHJVSQXLI7QIHIOSPPIXMZIX-XQEHIELYKIHMJJIVIRGIXSXLI atmosphere od the street.
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â€˜â€˜We had such a lovely day here at Betaniahjemmet. I believe that app. 40 people came to visit us, which was great. I think that in the future, we would like there to be more PR on the individual event, institution, shop etc involved in the event, but that is just from our perspective. We actually got two new volunteers that day and got to know a lot of people, so yes, the event LEWHIÂ˝RMXIP]LEHEPSRKXIVQMQTEGXÂ´Â´ Jette Lynnerup Betaniahjemmet Project Coordinator
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This choice of location came from them and it revealed a potential alternative use of this front space directly in connection to the street. 4
Some of the students went to Betaniahjemmet and discovered the opportunity for learning new hand-crafts from the residents. %WXLIWXYHIRXWOIITMRKXLIWXERHSTIREXXLIWGLSSP[IVIFSVIHXLI] decide to close earlier than planned. The students were also disappointed not to have their portraits next to their school. I promised to try to gather and varnish them to offer them to the school on the FDKC closing day, June 24.
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I then welcomed the people to the walk Imagine the future, showed the map of the walk and offered pieces of wood to each participants to write down thoughts on the way.
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And off we went! Following the program, Jannie and Ditte from the Områdefornyelse Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret presented three stops, while Alexandra, Lucia and Sandra presented their own focus areas and work.
Jannie initiated the presentation of the walk stop at Ågadeparken.
The walk continued along Nordre Fasanvej and to the school on Duevej. 8LIVI (MXXI WLEVIH [MXL XLI TEVXMGMTERXW XLI PEWXIWX RI[W EFSYX E competition the school had entered to get funding in order to open its doors after normal hours.
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However, I missed that part as I had to leave the group when we were RSVXL&MWTIIRKFYIRERHVYRFEGOXS7XNIVRIR-RHIIHXLI[EPO[EWXEOMRK more time than planned and I needed to ask Stjernekoret to wait for the arrival of the participants to sing their songs of the world. They had done ERSXLIVIZIRXMRXLIEJXIVRSSRJSVJEQMPMIWMRGSPPEFSVEXMSR[MXL7XNIVRIR social program. Around 20 people came to hear them then.
At Mariendalskirke, Alexandra shared with us the discoveries from her own project in the area.
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It was already 20.30, so I decided to sum up quickly the day. In short, I I\TPEMRIHLS[XLMWIZIRX[EWNYWXXLIFIKMRRMRK
A couple of extra people came to their window to listen and watch the choir too.
Sine was already gathering some of the stuff in the street.. I met her at Kong Georgs Vej 10 and we cleared up the portrait gallery. When I was collecting them, a local resident was taking pictures of the one on his own fence and asked if he could keep them. I accepted.
;LIRXLI[EPOIVHMHEVVMZIEXPEWXXLI][IVIWYVTVMWIHF]XLIQYWMGERH WEXMW½IHXSPIEVRXLEXWYGLEGLSVEPI\MWXIHMRXLIMVRIMKLFSYVLSSH During the last song, I ran to get some things to drink and eat for the participants and unfortunately missed the end of the performance.
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3.1 OBSERVATIONS & FEEDBACK 74
3.2 SUCCESSES & FAILURES ANALYSIS
3.3 PERSONAL LEARNINGS 82
3.1 OBSERVATIONS & FEEDBACK FREDERIKSBERG SKJULTE PERLER
WHAT WAS PLANNED?
Guided Tour Stories from the past and present
HOW WAS IT PLANNED?
I initiated the idea and invited Jens be the host. He was happy about it and took in charge the collect of stories.
WHY WAS IT PLANNED?
To share local knowledge about the neighbourhood To place the event in a continuous timeline To reveal the rich historical background of the place
Sommerfest Planning Meeting
Walk Imagine the future
Stjernen sings outdoors!
Bente from the Smedekollektivet, together with her close neighbours, Mette and Christian, took the initative of hosting the event at Kong Georgs Vej 10.
I initiated the idea and invited the other Co|Urbanists to share thier work as well as representants from the Områdefornylse
I proposed to Maria to take the choir outdoor for the occasion of a neighbourhood event. Maria was enthusiastic about it from the beginning and the whole choir took in charge the activity.
To integrate more locals in the annual sommerfest of the Smedekollektivet and close neighbours. To mark the event as just one among a permanent process.
HOW DID IT LOOK LIKE?
WAS IT ADAPTED?
As it was a bit long, we took a short cut through /VSRTVMRWIWWIW7S½IW:IN AMOR lent Jens and I historical costumes to forster the travel in the time.
As it was a sunny day, a coffee table was set in front of the house on a private parking spot.
To share local knowledge and visions about Nordre Fasanvej Area To place the event in a continuous timeline.
It was too long, so I left before the end to get in time to the next event.
To foster awareness about the urban renewal. To celebrate the end of the day. and reveal Stjernekoret To share cultures and connect through music. To welcome the participants of the Walk in Stjernen.
The choir sang some songs while waiting for the walker.
WAS THERE DID IT SUCCEED?
It went according to plan and met all the objectives, even though the walk was a bit too long. There was about 15 participants. It was perceived as a great success, but everyone (locals/municipality, host/ participants).
It went according to plan and met the objectives. About 10 people stayed the whole meeting and others passed by.
It went according to plan, except that the walk was too long. Around 20 people participated. It was perceived as a great success, but everyone (locals/municipality, host/ participants).
Sjternekoret could not stay after the songs, so the connection were limited. But it created a shared experience between peolple from Stjernen and people in its neighbourhood.
It led to exchanges with other activities and attacked attentions with the costumes, an invitation indoor by a local engineer, an additional presentation of the Smedekollektivet, knowledge brought by the participants.
DOES IT HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS? INSPIRATION Jannie was inspired by the walk and might organise new ones with Jens. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE It shared local knowledge about the neighbourhood and revealled some of the existing local stakeholders.
It connected local networks together (Betaniahjemmet, FDKC and the art collective).
NEXT EVENT - Summerfest August 10.
It place the event in the neighbourhood transformation process.
ACTIVE NETWORK - possible stakeholders for other events
It connects the urban renewal with active and interested locals. The student project got some feedback and the municipality got some ideas from the locals.
ENLARGED NETWORK - for the urban renewal AWARENESS - about the potentials of urban space and the area’s urban renewal project LOCAL KNOWLEDGE - about the area from the locals
It created spontaneous audiance. it reveal the existance of Sjternekoret
ENLARGED COMMUNITY SPIRIT
AWARENESS - about the multicultural cultural potential prof Stj LOCAL KNOWLEDGE - about the area and its activities ACTIVE NETWORK - possible stakeholders for another event
Street Yoga Free Try-Out class
FDKC goes outdoors
Open house at the atelier Kong Georgs Vej
I asked Mikko and Helena, what they thought about having yoga outdoor. They wanted to try and see.
I initiated and realised the idea with the contribution of locals.
-TEWWIHF]XSKMZIE¾]IV and Jette contacted me with a proposal for an event. She then realised the event together with other staff members.
Short after I took their portraits, the students decided to participate in the event too and they proposed the activity.
The artists initiated and realise the atelier’s open house.
To reveal an existing activity by taking it outdoor.
To reveal the people using the neighbourhoos. To engage through the realisation of a common product.
To take part in Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems. To reveal the residence to the neighbouhood.
To reveal FDKC activities to the neighbouhood show the products of the student’s work. To take part in Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems.
To show the artwork and get potential good connections. To reveal the atelier t the neighbouhood.
To occupy the street.
Street badminton and urban games
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To inspire spontaneous play. To reveal the existing behind the fences.
The classes were done inside.
The portraits were hang randomly because of the lack of time to set them up.
A two-seat bike was used to that the residents of Betaniahemmet around the urban gallery. Music was playing in the street.
Only one person showed up to each class. and it was not visible from the street.
Being misplaced and not VI¾IGXMRK XLI TISTPI actually behind the fences, the gallery lost a bit its meaning.
It went according to plan and met all the objectives, even though the walk was a was bit too long. About There was It a success. about 15 visited participants. It 40 people the was perceived as a new great place and they found success, but everyone volunteers. (locals/municipality, host/ participants).
Two lucky ones try out yoga and are potentially new clients.
Reveal the existing people of the neighbourhood. Create an attraction in the streets.
ACTIVE NETWORK - possible stakeholders for another event
ACTIVE NETWORK - for other events BONDS - between myself and the locals NEW EVENT - Potential participation to summerfest and the exhbibition in September about the open streets. ACTIVE NETWORK - for other events
It created new connections and revelled the place to the passerby.
INSPIRATION - Potential organisation of other events by the staff who enjoyed participating in the one.
ACTIVE NETWORK for other events The activity stopped earlier because of a lack of people in the street and to enable the students to go around.
The open house activities extended into the backyard.
The originaly planned activities were only visible through the signs. They had to be given up.
It created an activity in the street for a couple of hours, where the students and their work was visible. It would have been better with more people in the street.
It a a great success for the artists, and suceed in revealing their activity
It was clearly not a success. There was not enough people engaged in the process to animate the activities..
It revealed FDKC and offer an alternative use of the front parking lot.
It created connections that enabled the artists to sell some of their work. It revealed the existence of this art collective not only to the locals.
It revealed sticky tapes to be really handy tool to intervene in the streets.
INSPIRATION - Potential collaboration between the students and the residents from Betaniahejmmet - Alternative use of the parking space
ACTIVE NETWORK - for other events ENLARGED PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AWARENESS - about the place
PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE - Need for a critical mass to occupy the space of the streets.
OTHER FRB DAGE OPEN STREET INTERVENTIONS
WHAT WAS PLANNED?
HOW WAS IT PLANNED?
Portails under the S-train bridge Peter Bangs Vej 31 May - 1 June
It was a compromise. Coordination between the local businesses was lacking. The closing of the street and original idea of parklets was rejected by Vej og Park. Creative Roots lost the street coordinator on the way.
Tables and benches for families H.C.Orstedsvej 1 June
It was a collaboration with local businesses pointing out the need, and students designing and building. I suggested to use the top as a black board to offer an extra acticvity. We choose the easiest option to build the tables fast on the spot.
Stage Værnedamsvej 1 June
It was a collaboration with local businesses pointin out the need, and students. designing and building. Lucia and Adam developed a module system for the base. We got in the end help from a carpenter for the frame.
Lounge Seatings Værnedamsvej 1 June
It was a collaboration with local businesses pointing out the need, and students designing and building. The seating module are scaled down from the stage module. z
WHY WAS IT PLANNED?
HOW DID IT LOOK LIKE?
WAS IT ADAPTED?
DID IT SUCCEED?
It was removed for safety purposes.
It did not succeed at all. The wind was to strong under the bridge and the curtains acting like a sail. For safety reasons, it had to be taken down,
To connect both side of the street. To create an atmosphere. To communicate something was happening.
To create a place to stay during the day for the families. To add an extra activity.
To provide the stage for the event. To learn by doing. To participate in the atmosphere.
To provide alternative seatings next to the stage. To create a cosy, lounge atmosphere.
WAS THERE INSTANT EFFECTS?
It reduced our resources.
The kids drew on the tables and stayed calm, enabling the parents to relax.
It worked as planned. We added tents to protect from the rain and sun.
It was a success. The delivery and setting up was easy The bakery owner was very happy. The tables were used all day.
Most of the building workshops were under the rain and we missed UYEPM½IH LIPT YRXMP XLI last few days. However, we manage to provide a stage that worked.
It created a hand-made cosy atmosphere. The host of the performance consider it as a great success.
Music was played all day and many people stayed in the sreet. It was a positive shared experience.
Is was a success. People were seating all day and the atmosphere was quite cosy due to the tent. It was really appreciated by goups.
People were seating there all day, from families to young people in the evening, who enjoyed their drinks even long after the music was ½RMWLIH 4ISTPI [IVI EPWSWIEXMRKSRXLI¾SSV near by.
We got free plants on the day, which improve the design instantly. We added a tent in case it was raining.
The drawing spread to the bike lane.
IS THERE LONG-TERM EFFECTS? LOCAL KNOWLEDGE - the wind under the bridge is strong; - an authorisation from the owner of the bridge was needed. PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE - Sometimes the best is to let go a project when the resources are lacking.
- about H.C. Ørstedsvej as being a potential place to stay PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE
- Table with top black board is an adapted design for families
PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE - construction details; - need for expert help on WTIGM½GXEWOW NETWORK - carpenter
- about Værnedamsvej being a potential place to stay PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE
- Low, loungy seatings is adapted design for next to a stage
PUTTING IN PERSPECTIVE
Finally, Kong Georgs Vej and Dronning Olgas Vej did not have enough activities out to justify their closing. However, the open streets the most successful (Værnedamsvej and H.C.Ørstedvej) were the ones that already had a previous experience. H.C. Ørstedsvej was as well empty last year. The local people were not warned early enough. As the main feedback from the locals about Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems is about improving the PR of the event, it seems that it is quite a common issue. It leaves how ever perspectives to what could become the neighbourhood event in the future with more XMQIJSVTVITEVEXMSRERHE½VWXWLEVIHI\TIVMIRGI
PERSONAL vs. LOCAL INVESTMENT
Among the 11 activities of Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems, I initiated and realised mainly myself 2 of them (portrait gallery, ourdoor games), I initiated and co-realised another two (the walks). Four activities were initiated and realised (open house, summerfest planning meeting...) by locals and 2 were following my suggestions, but realised by enthusiastic locals (yoga classes and the music from Stjernekoret). Most of the spontaneous surprises came out of the activities initiated and realised by the locals, maybe due to a stronger feeling of ownship and investment in the activity. The locals that offered an activity were already in touch with me in April. May, thatMWXSWE]XLIQSRXLSJXLIIZIRX[EWHI½RMXIP]XSSPEXIXSXV]XSIRKEKI more people unless they already know someone who is involve (Bente). With a longer timeframe, it seems possible to get the street full of activities, while keeping mainly the role of a facilitator of the projects of the local community and not realisator/main host of the activities.
3.2 SUCCESSES & FAILURES ANALYSIS CO-CREATIVE PROCESS
It highlighted many stakeholders of the area, existing active networks, and potential local contributions (material, resources).
FOSTERING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
It created many connections within the locals, but as well between the locals and the urban renewal department of the municipality. The facebook page enables this new networks to grow in the future.
It did not worked out as planned. The participantes were more interested in inviting the people into their courtyard.
TAKING ACTIVITIES OUT IN THE STREET
ENGAGING CITIZENS IN THE PROCESS
OBJECTIVE NETWORKING & BUILDING UP BACKGROUND
The involvment process was a bit too late in the process.
The engagement took many forms: either through, portraits (60 portraits), through activities (8 activities offered or co-created), sponsorship (wood, costume), facebook likes (64). It could have reach more people if it was initiated earlier in the process.
ENGAGING & CO-DESIGNING THE INTERVENTION
CONNECTING & ENLARGING THE PERSPECTIVE
EVALUATING & SHARING RESULTS
The project succeeded in linking different networks together by using the structure of an association to create collaborations with different department of the municipality and other union, while keeping E¾I\MFPIWXYHIRXWXEXYWMRXLI½IPHW
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If the project succeeded in engaging locals in
the co-realisation of the intervention, a lot of decisions (the general setting of an open WXVIIX JSV I\EQTPI LEH FIIR ½\IH XLVSYKL opportunities of collaborations from a broader context. The co-creative mode depended on the stage of the process.
The overall program, from past to future, really offered a awareness on the transformation of the neighbourhood. The presence of the urban renewal team at the event and the summerfest planning contributed in enlarging the perspective.
8LMWTVIWIRXFSSOGSRWXMXYXIE½VWXWXEKISJ the evaluation and sharing phase. Facebook and the Co|urbanism website will be used to share its content with the locals.
A PiLOT PROJECT
Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems SJJIVIH E ½VWX EXXIQTX XS SVKERMWI E PEVKI neighbourhood event in the area. It can be seen as a pilote project that will lead to many others. 'SRWMHIVMRKXLMWTVSNIGXEWQ]½VWXI\TIVMIRGIMRGSGVIEXMSRSJWYGLE scale, it was a personal success even though I had to let go many aspect of my vision in the end.
REFLECTIONS ON THE PROCESS
What makes it a success was mainly a good strategy of engagement in the co-creative process. Using the realisation of a 1:1 temporary intervention as a common goal fosters more active participation compared to traditional brainstorming sessions and reveals the neighbourhood assets. -J - LEH XS HS MX EKEMR - [SYPH WXEVX XS KS MR XLI EVIE [MXL RS WTIGM½G intervention in mind (as I did on March 6), identify what could be interesting to the neighbourhood and share with the locals on the subject a bit longer FIJSVI½\MRKEHEXIFIGEYWIEWWSSREWEHEXIMW½\IHXLIIZIRXWIIQIH EPVIEH]EFMXGPSWIHJSVRI[TISTPIXSNSMRMRERHMXMWQSVIHMJ½GYPXXS PIXKSTEVXSJXLIHIWMKR,EZMRKEPEVKIPSGEPRIX[SVOFIJSVIHI½RMRKXLI project outline creates as many ambassadors of the project as people who took part in the decision.
3.3 PERSONAL LEARNINGS
This exceptional practical experience offered me the possibility to challenge myself every day and do things I would not have imagined to do. If I have to remember one word from this adventure, it would be about management: management of time and resources, management of risk and planning, management of people and communication.
TIME & RESOURCES
Most of the failures of the project are due to a lack of time and resources. It was a bit too much for one person to cope with all the work I have accomplished, and it is visible in the results. The portrait gallery suffered JVSQMX%WMX[EWQ]½VWXTVSNIGXEXXLMWWGEPIERHWSQIXEWOW[IVIRI[XS QIMX[EWEFMXHMJ½GYPXXSHIPIKEXIERHWIIQIHXSXEOIXLIWEQIXMQI2S[ that I have done it once, I know I will for example delegate or pay for the HMWXVMFYXMSRSJ¾]IVWERHTSWXIVW-XXSSOQIEPSXSJXMQI[LMPIXLIVI[EW RIZIVIRSYKLSJXLIQ -[MPPEPWSWTIGMJ]JVSQXLIFIKMRRMRKXLIUYEPM½IH resources I need, such as the help of a carpenter for Værnedamsvej’s stage. The constant pressure and feeling of lack of time and resources kept QIYRHIVWXVIWWERHJEXMKYII\TIGMEPP][LIRXLI½REPHE]LEHGSQIERH explained in part the many compromise I did that day. This impacted the co-creative process as well. Indeed, co-creation has its own rhythm. It takes time to bond with the area and to include the whole neighborhood in the process. It was maybe too big a project for the structure of Creative Roots in
CO-CREATION & COMMUNICATION
a period where we already had the Pop-up gardens, the w00t festival, Alternactive workshop and a mix of exams and holidays taking away part of the team. Driven by my enthusiasm I might not have listened to the Creative Roots team remarks of that point. 2S[XLEX-GERJIIPMRQ]FSH][LEXMXXEOIWXSGEVV]TEPPIXWFYMPHEW[IPP as have a walk, talks and meetings with a local neighourhood, I will be able to balance it with the attaction of an interesting project. If I had something XSTVSZIXSQ]WIPJ RS[MXMWHSRI 2I\XXMQI-[MPPFEPERGIXLIXMQIERH resources to my enthusiasm facing a new project before accepting the job . 'SGVIEXMSRMWFEWIHSRGSQQYRMGEXMSR2I\XXMQI-[MPPVIEPP]MRXIKVEXIMR into the planning of a project conscious with more experience on how long XEOIWXLIHMJJIVIRXGSQQYRMGEXMSRXSSPW [IFWMXI ¾]IVW ,STIJYPP] EFMX less pressured bit the timeframe, I would be able to listen more between the lines.
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TEMPORARY INTERVENTION PERMANENT EFFECTS
PROTOTYPE IN SITU
LOCAL & PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE
Although not always visible, it is clear from this project that temporary interventions do have permanent effects. Temporary build up permanent networks, foster awareness, offer local and practical knowledge and inspires people in the long-term. The most obvious permanent effect of this project is its impact on the local and larger social networks. Indeed, new social connections were created between the participants during the event itself, for example at the Summerfest planning meeting. But, it also had connected local residents to Frederiksberg Municipality itself during the walk Imagine the future, bridging in that way the local networks to the political setting. Furthermore, the realisation process created as well new connections between the necessary stakeholders. These connections are also preserved through the facebook page and websites. Temporary fosters awareness on the urban space as place, as a place XS WXE] XS TPE] XS QIIX 8LI [EPOW [IVI SR XLEX TSMRX ZIV] IJ½GMIRX Combined with the costume from the past, it not only impacted on the people participating in the walk, but also on the passerbys, whose curiosity about what was going on was awakened. The walk can be easily designed JSVWTVIEHMRKE[EVIRIWWSJEWTIGM½GQEXXIV The temporary tables of H.C Ørstedsvej illustrate as well how valuable it is to do a prototype in situ. A prototype in situ provides knowledge of the local area, its qualities and local networks as Frederiksberg’s Hidden Gems did; it also provides practical knowledge of the design, if it is working (as in the tables on H.C. Ørstesvej), or not (as in the portails of Peter Bangs Vej). Finally, the temporary design, like any events, offers a shared experience that can inspire over the long term through its documentation, such as XLMWVITSVX XLITLSXSWSVXLIJEGIFSSOTEKI -XGVIEXIWEVIEPP]IJ½GMIRX communication media. It happened. Therefore, it is possible to make it happens again or better. For example, Jens might do new walks together with Jannie from the Municipality., or some staff members of Betaniahjemmet enjoyed so much organising this event that they will do more in the future.
ABOUT CATALYTIC PHILANTROPISTS ‘They have the ambition to change the world and the courage to accept responsibility for achieving the results they seek; they engage others in a compelling campaign, empowering stakeholders and creating the conditions for collaboration and innovation; they use all of the tools that are available to create change, including unconventional ones from outside XLIRSRTVS½XWIGXSVERHXLI]GVIEXIEGXMSREFPIORS[PIHKI XSMQTVSZIXLIMVS[RIJJIGXMZIRIWWERHXSMR¾YIRGIXLIFIhavior of others.’ 73'-%0-223:%8-327 Catalytic Philanthropy Mark R. Kramer Fall 2009
URBAN DESIGNER URBAN CATALYST
TO THE COMMUNITY
WITH THE COMMUNITY
DESIGN A PLAN
SHAPE IN ACTION
Throughout the process, I encountered many challenges linked to the difference between traditional process and co-creation. Indeed, other kinds of skills are needed in many ways. Behind each challenge, one question kept coming to my mind: What is the role of an urban designer MRGSGVIEXMSR#-Â˝REPP]KSXXLIERW[IV-XMWXLISRISJERYVFERGEXEP]WX an enzyme. An enzyme facilitates a chemical reaction and that is what an urban designer do during the co-creation process. While in the traditional process, the designer produces the design, in a co-creation process, the designer is more there to help the project be brought to life than to EGXYEPP]TVSTSWIXLIÂ˝REPHIWMKRFIGEYWIWSQISRIRIIHWXSOIITXLI project rolling. Indeed, co-creation is based on the active participation of the local citizens. However, they already have their own occupations to take care of. Only the urban designer is supposed to be focused on the urban space. So to ensure their engagement it is necessary to provide a process where they can easily join. This can mean to be the one going door to door, sending out news, and creating communication platforms (facebook). It is about doing the design with the community instead of applying a design/concept/masterplan to it. There are several elements of the design that I initiated myself. For example, the open street was my input because I saw the opportunity to actually enlarge the perspective, bring attention to the area and create more networks. I therefore invited the local residents to go out in the street with activities. However, what they prefered to do and what was more adapted to their needs was to do open houses and get people inside instead. In such a case, you have to accept to lose control over the design and let parts of the result become open to the unexpected. Here again, it is in contradiction with what you usually learn in urban design or architecture, where you are taught to be very precise in your concept and to control each aspect of it. You are taught to design precise and argumented masterplans, while the skill needed the most for co-
CONSULT THE COMMUNITY
BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY
APPLYING A METHOD
creation is being able to shape the design in action, that is to say, modify the design along with the inputs from the locals, the opportunities and obstacles. It is a bit like sculpting the result from what exists. Co-Creation is more than a simple participation of the citizens, more than the consultation of their opinion on a design already done. For the urban designer, it is really becoming part of the community for a while. The time to discover with the community what could be done together, and how each stakeholder could contribute. Even if engaging people is essential in the process, co-creation is more. It is revealing the possibilities, how everyone could contribute and take part of the responsibility of the urban transfomation. When starting the thesis, one of the main question to answer was: How?. Which method are you going to apply and why. However, the best successes I had in the project were when I was welcoming the unexpected, being spontaneous and open to whatever could happen. The perfect example of this was, during the walk I too on March the 6th. A bit later, when more and more pressure came along due to the lack of resources and time, I could tell that my visits in the neighbourhood and my interactions were less rich. When I strated my project, I wanted to connect people together through action, through a temporary intervention. However, as a result, it is not only connections between locals, between locals and the Municipality of Frederiksberg, or even between the departments within the Municipality. What I did not expect wa that would personally bond with its residents and other actors.
‘the best is always yet to come’ Jens Degerbøl, May 2013 94
2I[IZIRXW[MPPFIMRMXMEXIHPSGEPP](YVMRK*VIHIVMOWFIVK´W,MHHIR+IQW the Smedekollektivet’s annual Summer fest was planned for August 2010 with an enlarged perspective already, and it will continue to grow naturally from the enthustiastic local residents. The urban renewal will start this summer too and will be insiped through action and example.
The event has revealed extraordinary local resources in terms of variety of skills and activities as well as in terms of active networks. It also has brought focus on all the qualities of the neighborhood and attracted people attention. It also has shown an example of what can be done, creating a new local awareness ownership of the public space. They are EPWSE[EVIEFSYXXLIYVFERVIRI[EPERHEFSYXXLIRSXMSRSJ49&0-'2)77 of the street. This awareness of the qualities of the urban space could be spread throughout the whole urban renewal area, places for materials.The Genbrugstation for example is a valuable asset to work with temporarily. What more is laying there and is just waiting to be awakened?
iMPACT ON DAILY LIFE
2I[ GSRRIGXMSRW ERH ORS[PIHKI EFSYX XLIMV S[R RIMKLFSVLSSH8LI] have discovered a choir in Stjernen, the work of the art collective, the enthusiasts of the Smedekollektivet, Frederiksberg Snedkeri. These local networks will continue to naturally grow. We observed during the event several participants inviting into their backyards (atelier Kong Georgs Vej), others moving their coffee table to the front (Sommerfest planning), creating in the afternoon ‘temporary’ places to stay. This could in the future be HIZIPSTIHQSVIERHWTVIEHMRXLIHMJJIVIRXRIMKLFSVLSSHWSJXLI2SVHVI Fasanvej area
A CO-CREATIVE URBAN RENEWAL
This project collects practical knowledge on co-creation.This will hopefully inspire the urban renewal process. It is answering their strategy and has shown how temporary co-creative interventions bring people together and awaken active participations. This engagement could grow into a real co-determination of the future of the neighborhood.
REFERENCES BOOKS ARTICLES DOCUMENTS
Common Ground, the co|urbanists, 2013
WEBSITES FACEBOOK PAGES
PHOTOS IMAGES ILLUSTRATIONS COPYRIGHTS
Program for Områdefornyelse i Nordre Fasanvej Kvarteret 2013-2018, Frederiksberg Kommune 2013
Fredreriksbergstategien 2012 Frederiksberg Kommune
Borgerne på Banen, Agger & Hoffman 2008
73'-%0-223:%8-327 Catalytic Philanthropy Mark R. Kramer Fall 2009 http://www.ssireview.org/articles/ entry/catalytic_philanthropy
www.frederiksberg.dk www.courbanism.com www.creativeroots.dk www.f-ex.dk
WHEN NOT SPECIFIED: The Co|Urbanists Creative Roots
FACEBOOK PAGE FREDERIKBSERG’S HIDDEN GEMS https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Frederiksbergs-SkjultePerler/331492270312377
Published on Jan 21, 2014