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CRIR Face painting
The CRIR house, Photo: MARTI. Front painting by Marius Abramavicius Neboisia. following images of the house photos by MARTI

About CRIR

Address: Mælkebøtten 210
DK-1440 Copenhagen, Denmark

Christiania Researcher in Residence (CRIR) offers residency for artists and academic researchers with a specific interest in Christiania as an important field of study.


The aim of the Christiania Researcher in Residence project is to involve artists, researchers and academics in an open, critical and reflective dialogue around the free town Christiania in Copenhagen, and to feed new creative and critical thinking into the public realm.

During the last year the CRIR house has hosted researchers from Denmark, Norway, England, Belgium, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, France and The United States with a particular interest in Christiania as a research area. Christiania’s insight and experience into local organization, alternative architecture,  lifestyle, culture, sustainable environments, quality of life, democracy and innovation is unique in the world and could generate important knowledge that may inspire new urban thinking.

Researchers are invited to live in Christiania for short periods, depending on the nature and needs of their proposed projects, typically up to 1 month.

They are asked to consider their project’s expected visibility and how it may contribute to public debate – whether in the form of an academic text, a public lecture, an event, an artwork, a conference or an exhibition.
Applicants will also be asked to consider how their project can be communicated internally in Christiania. Residents will have access to support and guidance as well as a historical archive from a network of Christiania residents. Various venues and public spaces may be available for events, exhibitions and public presentations.


The residence is about 25 Square metres (270 square feet), has a dining room with an alcove for sleeping, toilet, sleeping room with 1 double bed and a kitchen with a small shower.
Central heating. The front of the house has a large covered porch.

The house has all duvets (bed covers) and towels (handkerchiefs) needed for you. No food. - Free broadband Internet and a cell phone. You will probably need to buy a SIM-card and talk time at some shop in town. There is access to common pay-per-wash washing machine.


The residence is kept in order and cleaned by the guests. Bed covers and handkerchiefs are washed by the housekeeper. The neighborhood is very quiet like amidst a park.
The house is booked for one guest only at a time, for a maximum of 1 month (but you can invite whoever you want to stay with you!).

The CRIR house is partly financed by the Christiania Common box and kindly lent out by Mælkebøtten (one of Christiania´s 14 local areas). CRIR has no grants, so researchers are expected to finance their own stay in Christiania, including basic charges, water, electricity, laundry and heat expenses.


Organization -Steering group

The Christiania Researcher in Residence project is managed by a group of christianites, ex-christianites and non-christianites from Denmark and abroad, involved in architecture, urban planning, language, art and culture. The CRIR steering committee currently consists of:

Anders Lund Hansen is associate professor in Human Geography, Lund University.

Emmerik Warburg, Officeworker at the Christiania Building office.
Christiania resident .
Emmerik´s homepage

Ida Dam Juutilainen, Masters degree in Cognitive Semiotics from University of Aarhus

Jens Brandt, architect.

Lise Autogena, artist and researcher at The Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University.

Louise Fabian, Associate Professor University of Aarhus, Denmark. School of Culture and Society
Aarhus University-Louise Fabian

Nina Gry Jacobsen, Bachelor in architecture and Masters in environmental and urban planning.
Christiania resident.

Ole Sønderby Political activist.

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The CRIR homepage is designed by Nis Rømer and maintained by Emmerik Warburg
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Christianias Kulturforening

Science And Cocktails

Gallopperiet, Stadens Museum for Kunst

Christianias lokalhistoriske arkiv
Christiania Local history archive

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Christiania Researcher in Residence formål

CRIR tilbyder bolig for forskere og kunstnere fra hele verden med specifik interesse i Christiania som studieobjekt.

CRIR 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.
Siden 2004 har CRIR inviteret forskere og kunstnere fra Danmark, Norge, England, Belgien, Lithauen, Sverige, Østrig, Frankrig og USA med specifik interesse i Christiania.

Christianias kendskab og viden om lokal organisering, alternativ arkitektur, livsstil, kultur , bæredygtighed, livskvalitet, demokrati og fornyelse er enestående og kan måske skabe vigtig kendskab til nye bymæssige samlivsformer.

Forskere og kunstnere inviteres til at bo på Christiania i en kortere periode, typisk under eller op til 1 måned. De bliver bedt om at beskrive hvordan deres projekt forventes publiceret og hvordan det forventes at fremstå i den offentlige debat – hvad enten det er i form af en akademisk tekst, et offentligt seminar eller foredrag, en event, kunst, en konference eller udstilling. Ansøgerne bedes også beskrive hvordan deres projekt kan vises/fremføres internt på Christiania.

CRIR-Gæsten vil få begrænset hjælp og vejledning, og adgang til en historisk  viden gennem et netværk af christianitter. Diverse lokaler og offentlige rum står så vidt som muligt til rådighed for gæsternes events, udstillinger eller præsentationer. Opholdet er gratis, men der ydes ikke økonomisk hjælp til underhold, og el, vand, varme og tøjvask betales af gæsten.

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