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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.

Plans for a new CRIR house 2020

The steering group has decided to give the present CRIR house a major makeover
and encourage all previous guests, neighbors and Mælkebøtten inhabitants to envolve in discussions for the bettering of the house. Go to our discussions page:
New CRIR house

why CRIR?

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.

Since 2004 the CRIR house has hosted researchers from around the world with a particular interest in Christiania as a research area. Christiania’s insight and experience into local organisation, 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 one 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 are 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 House

The CRIR house is financed by the Christiania community fund and is hosted by the area of Mælkebøtten (one of Christiania´s fourteen community regions).
The house is about 25 Square metres (270 square feet). It has a dining room with an alcove for sleeping, toilet, bedroom with a double bed and a kitchen with a small shower. It has central heating and the front of the house has a large covered terrase.
CRIR will supply bedding, towels, free broadband internet and a cell phone (you will probably need to buy a SIM-card). There is access to a shared pay-per-wash washing machine. The CRIR house must be kept in order and cleaned by the guest. Bed covers, towels etc will be washed by the housekeeper. 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!). It is important to respect that the neighborhood is quiet and residential.



Please refer to our page How to apply

Organization -Steering group

The Christiania Researcher in Residence project is managed by a group of christiania residents, previous christiania residents and members living in Denmark and abroad, involved in architecture, urban planning, art and culture. The CRIR steering committee currently consists of:

Emmerik Warburg, Christiania’s Building office, Christiania resident.

Ida Dam Juutilainen, Masters degree in Cognitive Semiotics from University of Aarhus, ex-Christiania residents

Anders Lund Hansen, Associate professor in Human Geography, Lund University. Lives in Copenhagen
Anders Lund Hansen

Jens Brandt, architect., Lives in Brussels

Lise Autogena, artist and Professor in Cross-Disciplinary Art at the Creative and Culture Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, ex-christiania resident. Lives in London

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

Nina Gry Jacobsen, Bachelor in architecture and Masters in environmental and urban planning. Christiania’s building office, Christiania resident.

Ole Sønderby, Christiania’s Building office. Ex-Christiania resident

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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. Der ydes ikke økonomisk hjælp til underhold, og grundbeløb, el, vand, varme og tøjvask betales af gæsten.

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