From 10 to 20 March, Copenhagen Architecture Festival will take place in the Danish cities of Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen. The festival, which is directed at both the professional business of architecture, as well as adults and children with an interest in architecture, feature more than 150 events that offer a wide range of approaches to architecture.
Founded in 2014, Copenhagen Architecture Festival aims to explore how architecture characterizes our lives and the world – and how our lives and the world affect architecture. According to the festival ethos, architecture is about much more than just bricks, space and environment – it is sensual, physical, social, political and human and permeates every aspect of human life. To continue this theme, the festival’s ambition is to extend the idea of what architecture is and can be.
This year, the festival has 12 different themes ranging from ‘Sound and space’ and ‘The ordinary re-enchanted’ to a series of lectures, the ‘KADK x Lecture Series’, at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The first theme, ‘Sound and space’, will, amongst other things, feature a one-day conference on sound, space and auditory design, while ‘The ordinary re-enchanted’ will encompass a drawing workshop, where kids are invited to draw, from their perspectives, their experience of the city.
‘Fellow-ship’ is another theme of the festival and includes a conference on new types of local urban development. The conference will focus on new, self-induced types of urban development and the global tendency towards self-organizing, and will feature keynote speakers renowned for their experience on the subject, including Copenhagen’s city architect Tina Saaby.
In addition to all this and much more, Copenhagen Architecture Festival will, along with the local editions named Aarhus Architecture Festival and Aalborg Architecture Festival, feature showings of multiple architectural films. This will include three movies selected by Founder of Dorte Mandrup Architects, Dorte Mandrup, and the director of the Danish art museum Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Poul Erik Tøjner.