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1st of October to 31st of October 2016

Giuseppe Mazzarino

Anthropologist

Giuseppo

I am a ph.D student in anthropology at university of Milano-Bicocca.My field of reseach deals with urban anthropology and anthropology of art.

The aim of my residency period at CRIR is to explore the role of architectural devices within the social life in the community, by analyzing the meanings the architectural devices assume as actors both in their biographical paths (reconstruction of the past) and in their collective life (strategies of the orientation of behavior, construction of boundaries in a physical space, etc.).
According to the interest that anthropology and the social sciences as a whole have always had in the study of houses, the main purpose of this research is to study the "social life" of housing frameworks through the reconstruction of its "cultural biographies".

The ethnographic research will focus on the interrelation between buildings and people in order to highlight the “the links between their architectural, social and symbolic significance”.
It will analyze the techniques of construction, the cultures of materials and projects, the meanings of devices in the social community, and the links between public and domestic spaces.
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Søndag d. 2. oktober i Byens Lys kl. 17

CHRISTIANIA –

GRAND RECTUM DE L´UNIVERSITÉ DE FOULOSOPHIE

in english/french with subtitles

François, Rob, Nina, Andreas, Maja and Ole

invites you to 1st screening of new documentary - including coffee and cake


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Sidste år, på Narrenes dag, den 1. april, modtog Christiania Foulosophie-prisen for sin rolle som Samfundets Nar.
Prisen blev overrakt under festlige former i et teater i Montreal i Canada, hvor 5 Christanitter repræsenterede Christiania.
Omkring Ca´s fødselsdag kom en halv snes fransk-canadiere på genvisit i Christiania,
og de begivenhedsrige dage på begge sider af Atlanten har vore canadiske venner nu samlet i en times dokumentarfilm.

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24th of September 2016. 10 AM - 3 PM

Workshop on Christiania´s economy

in danish

in collaboration with: Contested Property Claims

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Workshopplakat

10:00 Kaffe 10:20 Indledning ved CRIR, Christiania Researcher in Residence
10:30 Kirsten Prajna, CA byggekontor: "Ingen guldvandhaner her"
11:00 Hulda: Status på Christianiafondens arbejde.
11:30 Kai Drewes: Pengestrømme, Christianias økonomi set fra oven
12:00 Maja Hojer Bruun: Gentrificering - hvad er det?
12:30 Frokost. Der bydes på en let anretning eller sandwich
13:15 Workshop/snak og diskussion.
14:30 Slut - måske...

Med gratis frokost og kaffe.

Om deltagerne


Kirsten Prajna, Christianit, mangeårig medarbejder på Christianias byggekontor med ansvar for bl.a. byggeøkonomien

Kai Drewes. Merkur Andelskasse, Økonomikontorets supporter

Maja Hojer Bruun, lektor ved Aalborg Universitet. Contested Property Claims.

Hulda Mader. Christianit, Næstformand i Christianiafondens bestyrelse og koordinator for kontaktgruppen.

CRIR, Christiania Researcher in Residence
har til formål at få kunstnere, forskere og akademikere i åben og kritisk dialog om fristaden Christiania, og vil formidle kreative og kritiske tanker i det offentlige rum.http://crir.net/about.html Styregruppe:
Lise Autogena, ex. christianit. Kunstner og forsker ved The Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, England. http://www.autogena.org
Jens Brandt, arkitekt og urbanist.
Anders Lund Hansen, Anders Lund Hansen, associate professor. Department of Human Geography. Lund University
Ole Sønderby. Politisk aktivist. Medarbejder på Byggekontoret
Emmerik Warburg. Christianit. Medarbejder på Byggekontoret

Contested Property Claims er et forskningsprojekt finansieret af Det Frie Forskningsråd.
Projektet undersøger og sammenligner forskellige former for ejerskab, der udfordrer, omgår, undergraver eller ignorerer de konventionelle måder at forstå legitim ejendomsret på, eksempelvis internationale sammenligninger mellem husbesættelser, deres moralske legitimisering og mulighederne for at få hævd på ejendom.
Mere her: Contested Property Claims
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4th of September to 30th of September 2016

Francois Bellemare

from Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Francois 2016

1984-89 : beboer i Skuvognslandsbyen i Mælkebøtten, og møbelsnedker i Optimisten, involveret i flere spændende projekter :
genopbygning af Maskinhallen, 3 timer lang radioudsendelse i CA-radio om udlændinges situation, kloakering i Mælkebøtten og rejser fra Norge til Portugal med tyske Navere fra gruppen Axt & Kelle.
 
2016 : hjælper med redigering af underteksterne til filmen “Christiania, Grand rectum de l’Université de Foulosophie”, og redigerer franske versioner “Jamais, ne pourrez nous tuer” (I kan ikke slå os ihjel, af Tom Lunden) og “L’ennemi public No.1” (Samfundets fjende Nr. 1, af Greve Lyhne).
Filmen havde verdenspremiere i Christiania på Fristadens 45 års fødselsdag.
 
Udgiver artikel i Montreals dagavis Le Devoir, 26. september 2016 om Christianias nedrivning af hash-boderne.
François vil knytte stærkere forbindelser mellem Fristaden og den alternative scene i Quebec.
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  1984-1989 : à Christiania, résident en communauté à Skurvognslandsbyen, et ébéniste à l’atelier Optimisten, en plus de participer à plusieurs projets mobilisateurs :
réassemblage à Christiania de l’édifice Maskinhallen, émission à CA-radio, creusage du réseau d’égouts de Mælkebøtten, avec de nombreux périples de la Norvège au Portugal avec les Compagnons du groupe allemand Axt & Kelle.
2016 : participe au sous-titrage du film “Christiania, Grand rectum de l’Université de Foulosophie”, et rédige versions françaises “Jamais, ne pourrez nous tuer” (I kan ikke slå os ihjel, par Tom Lunden) et “L’ennemi public No.1” (Samfundets fjende Nr. 1, de Greve Lyhne). Film présenté en avant-première mondiale à Christiania dans le cadre du 45e anniversaire de la Cité libre.
 
Publie article “Christiania met fin au Supermarché du hash”, Le Devoir du 26 septembre 2016, Montréal.
Vise à maintenir liens plus permanents entre la Cité libre et la scène alternative en cours au Québec.
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  1984-1989 : habitant of Christiania, lived in the community of Skurvognslandsbyen while working as cabinet maker in the woodworkshop Optimisten.
Joined several mobilizing projects : rebuilding of Maskinhallen (The Machine Hall), making a program on Christiania-radio, sewer-network in Mælkebøtten and journeying from Norway to Portugal with travelling carpenters from the german group Axt & Kelle.
 
2016 : participates in undertitling of film “Christiania, Grand rectum de l’Université de Foulosophie”, translates french versions of “Jamais, ne pourrez nous tuer” (I kan ikke slå os ihjel, by Tom Lunden) and “L’ennemi public No.1” (Samfundets fjende Nr. 1, by Greve Lyhne) both with world Pre-premiere in Christiania in the week of The Free City’s 45th year birthday.
 
Publishes article in Montreal’s daily Le Devoir, September 26th, 2016 on Christiania’s recent decision to tear down hasch salestands.

François seeks to maintain more permanent connections between the Free City and the alternative scene in Quebec.
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28th of August to 4th of September 2016

Jaime Idea

Social Sculptor

Utopia SchoolJaime
Finishing up the Job at the Utopia School in Christiania, Fabriken 1.st floor

Check it out here

Link to Jaime´s homepage

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15th of August to 28nd of August 2016

Tina Carlisi

Artist and researcher

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I am an artist from Montréal, Canada, where I am pursuing a practice-based doctorate in Fine Arts.
My research examines ideas and practices linked to the radical imagination and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. My art practice is deeply rooted in the notion of the imaginary.
Working mainly through print and spatial gestures, I insist on minimalist forms and I am driven by a constant search for the poetic in the political and the political in the poetic.

While in residency at CRIR, my aim is to research Solvognen, a political action theatre collective active from 1969 to 1983.
Many members of the collective moved to Christiania in the early seventies. I am interested in learning about Solvognen’s relationship to Christiania and how the troupe’s prefigurative practices reflected a historical moment when people saw the possibility to reimagine a world they wished to live in.
I am particularly interested in how this may have resonance and dissonance in our contemporary moment. My aim during the residency is to develop an artistic bookwork from my research to contribute to the dissemination of this remarkable time of artistic expression not well-known outside of Denmark.

Website:
www.tinacarlisi.com
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16th of July to 5th of August 2016

Jo Ray

Artist and researcher

JoRay1I spent a few days in Aarhus (21st - 25th) to film and photograph the model of Christiania that is being exhibited at the Poster Museum there
JoRay2 Jo_Face
... more later!
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1st of July to 14th of July 2016

Jaime Idea

Social Sculptor

Utopia SchoolJaime
in Christiania, Fabriken 1.st floor
August 1.st to August 31.st.
Check it out here

Link to Jaime´s homepage

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1st of June to 30th of June 2016

Maiko Shintani

food artist

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Hej! I'm Maiko Shintani from Japan. I will stay at CRIR in June to conduct a project.
In my project, I will cook Japanese dish by food wastes as much as I could get. If you join me in any ways, that would be great!

Food 2016

Here is favor for you:
1) If you have any food/ingredients you don't need anymore, please kindly donate it for me. (As my thank you, I write your name in Japanese character in calligraphy)
2) I share a dish with someone(you?) everyday. Please kindly take a look at my website http://akmttbjwemausjpn.wix.com/itadakichristiania 3) Besides the project, I organize small events occasionally.
Again, please keep your eyes on the website above.
You are very welcome to visit me anytime to have a chat, coffee, "hyggelig" time or any :)
Hope to see you there in June!

Denmark's news in English:
"THE LOCAL DENMARK"
kindly wrote an article about my project. Please share it, if you like!

http://www.thelocal.dk/20160520/christiania-japanese-food-with-a-twist

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27nd of May to 1st of June 2016

Carsten Rabe, Jean Paul and Lucia

Photographers

Periphery

Photographie Exhibtion Sydhavn Station / Copenhagen Photofestival Curated by: Mette Juul / Carsten Rabe Artists: Samantha Gora, Franziska Holz, Carsten Rabe, Simon Riemer, Theda Schillmöller, Sofia Velasquez

Opening: Friday 3. June 2016 at 17 h

Exhibition: 4 – 19. June 2016


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22nd of May to 27th of May 2016

Jeff Silvertrust

Jazz Musician



I have played with the Christiania Band Big during the period of Jens Block as the coordinator
and have participated and have performed at the Christiania Jazz club thru the years and during the jazz festival
(including other events there thru the period of 1984 thru 2010)
and have played a few times voluntarily within the vicinity of pusher street at difficult times when the government has tried to control and put away the Christiania freedom of expression etc.
I would be very happy to return again after many years and participate in the activities of the remaining jazz club
and be of any use to anyone interested to employ my one man band for whatever events that may be happening during my stay.

Youtube One Man Band
Homepage
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10th of May to 16th of May 2016

Eva Lin

curator and researcher

Eva Lin

The aim while in residency at CRIR is to sharpen my research about Art intervention into the reality which I phrase as Art Remedy. N
ot as a therapeutic technique in the field of art and psychotherapy but more about a creative value of expression, Art Remedy tends to control the damage and reform the order in the reality life through way of thinking in Art.
The practical approach of Art Remedy driven from an non-obligational mission, generate power and consensus to against the unbalanced in any sort of form.
Without practical profits and boundaries, many actions and works not created by so-called artists are even closer to the core value of art.

I feel Christiania with the respect for diversity will be one of the authentic collecting examples for that. What matters most could be just the way of thinking at the end.
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2nd of May to 9th of May 2016

Vitalija Stepušaityte

anthropologist

"There is no place like home" - people say,
but what does that mean?"

There is no place like home, people say, but what does that mean? Can we explain home or do we have to experience it in order to understand? But to experience what: rootedness, belonging, dwelling or grounding, or maybe loss?

I am anthropologist based in Edinburgh writing a PhD about a concept of home, sense of be/longing; I am interested in how people experience home(s), remember them, and dream about them.

Based on my ethnography (Lithuanians in Scotland) I am exploring how migrants understand and practice home; how ideas of imaginary home, restlessness, that is very much a force to keep trying in creating and practicing home, and actuality of life, that requires social, cultural and emotional constant adaptation, interweave.

This thesis is about home(s) within a context of migration, but the decision of my interlocutors to move to another country was always a voluntary one, though very often people would say ‘there was no other option’. Moving from one location to the other is usually about hope, about a ‘better’ life, and, finally, about the opportunity to create new home.

Migration from Eastern Europe to the West usually falls into the category of economic migration; however, I am not limiting myself to this explanation. I see migration as a complex matter, which involves economy, politics, personal development, independence, freedom, adventure, and very much notions of an existential being-at-home (or not).
Such a phenomenological take moves from an understanding of home as a geographical place, to home as an interaction between humans’ inner and outer worlds. It is not that people do not feel at home in places, but it is circumstanced by personal meanings, which are within broader contexts. Through combination of narratives about emerging lived reality, and intimate understandings of being-at-home and experiencing, practicing home(s), I aim to understand how acceptance of a spiritual ‘homelessness’ becomes an action of ‘coming home’.

While I am in Christiania I am eager to figure out more about the role of community while one is creating one's home, and how utopian ideas and everyday duties are mixed, how opting for living ‘differently' is practiced here and now, moreover, I am interested in how people adapt their dreams to the circumstances, but at the same time, how those dreams create an opportunity to experience a personal vision.
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23rd of April to 27th of April 2016

Imants (Monty) Priede

Active life in the deep oceans

How can deep-sea animals be observed and studied in their natural environment?
What is the source of food for deep-sea animals?
How does the type and abundance of fishes change with depth? How active are the fishes of abyssal ocean floor?
What is the maximum depth at which fish can survive?

Show on Tuesday, 26th of April 8 PM at the
Science & Cocktails in Byens Lys, Christiania

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20th of April to 22nd of April 2016

Lars Høygaard


Support from Aarhus.
Former christianite helps the CRIR with designing the future living space
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15th of April to 18th of April 2016

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Daniel J. Bernstein & Tanja Lange

You thought your communication was secure? Quantum computers are coming!

Show on Saturday 16th of April, 2016. 8 PM in cinema Byens Lys. Christiania
Read more here:
Science&Cocktails
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1st of March to 10th of April 2016

Mica Oh

PROJEKT HAAN - Trampolinhuset Prolonged

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1st of February to 1st of March 2016

Mica Oh

PROJEKT HAAN - Trampolinhuset

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2th of January to 31st of January 2016

Tiina Arjukka Hirvonen

artist

My aim for the residency period is to develop my artist practice, stemming both from visual arts and dance & movement disciplines.
In Christiania, my research starts from my curiosity towards the free town's sensory constructions. What sort of sensory information the free town environment carries, and how does it's citizens relate to it - how is this information present? I'm interested in the symbiotic relationship between man and its environment, especially the cross section where these two overlap each other, and in this case, exploring how this relationship is present in Christiania.
I find the idea of sensory architecture fascinating - how do we, as physical beings in space, construct our surroundings through sensory perception, and how do our surroundings shape us in return. What kind of internal and external wirings are in play in our perception of a place?

”As places make sense, senses make place. " (Steven Feld)
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