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11th of December 2016 to 4th of January 2017

Abdelrahman Kamel

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service,
Georgetown University, Qatar

Abdelrahman

I will examine the case of the neighbourhood of Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen to understand the creation and development of such an alternative community.
Specifically, the study explores the ways in which this anarchist neighbourhood applies various measures to maintain social and political control on both an internal and external level.
On an external level, this study will explore Christiania’s autonomy through the long history of legislative struggle between the community and the Danish government.
This section will discuss Christiania’s various acts of rebellion against state control and regulations, which plights the legal status of the community.
On an internal level, this study will explore Christiania’s system of direct democracy and collective reform to understand how Christiania’s community consensus and fluid authority maintains control and stability.
It will also address the emergence of Christiania’s alternative culture, which is rooted in a strong sense of historic political struggle.

I will argue that the Christiania experiment is a product of a community movement that underlines the power of collective change and social authority in modern day Denmark.
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1st of October to 8th of December 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.

My project is continued in first half of 2017
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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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18th of December 2015 to 2nd of January 2016

Can Mert Kökerer

Can Mert Kökerer

sociology student at the ISCTE-IUL(Lisbon, Portugal)
a researcher at the CIES(Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology)

My research aims to understand the reasons that led the residents of three alternative communities, the Tamera (Portugal), the ZEGG (Germany), and the Christiania (Denmark) to decide to live in such communities.
Moreover by analysing their personal backgrounds, I will try to understand the biographical consequences of such decisions.

Although the first two communities are located in rural areas and they adopt agricultural/permacultural methods, my research in the Christiania would play an important role to compare the consequences of urban and rural participation in these alternative communities. Therefore, during my stay in the Christiania, I would like to have interviews and have surveys with its residents to understand their motivations and expectations.

Furthermore, at the end of this research, my plan is not only to write my thesis about these alternative communities, but also to publish articles about each of these three communities before writing my thesis. Hence the Christiania community would have a greater audience not only in Portugal and in Turkey, but also in other countries.
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11th of December to 17th of December 2015

Alexandra Flynn

Adjunct Professor (Law, Society and State: The City)
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto Canada


Alexandra Flynn

Over ten years of experience analyzing laws and policies, working with multiple levels of government, and managing complex projects.
Interested in Christiania´s internal political structure
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1st of November to 6th of December 2015

Linda Ruth Horowitz

Horowitz 2015

From a career as a documentary photo-journalist, with a fascination in alternative lifestyles, Linda has lived with the Bedouin of Sinai, photographed extensively through Africa. For 21 years, an active member of Israel's first Kibbutz, she has volunteered in Christiania since ´87,  photographed for Christianias TV & incidentally, the  daughter of a New York Gangster.

Read more about the book here

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7th of November to 22 November 2015

Yann Datessen

CRIR participant from June 2014

invites you to Photo Exhibition at
Maison du Danemark in Paris

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Photo Exhibition website

Yann Facebook:
Yann Facebook page


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25th of October 2015

Movie in Maelkeboetten Common Room

Animated movie Presented by Predrag Milic

for børn og andre mennesker
i Mælkebøttens fællesrum

søndag kl. 18


FILMAFTEN

27th of September to 30st of October 2015

Predrag Milic and Viktor Hildebrandt

Predrag, architect primarily interested not in buildings but in urban environments.
Viktor, studied Philosophy (major) and Business administration (minor) in Mannheim (Germany).

Predrag 2015

About 4 cities programme

Viktor and Predrag
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21st of September to 27st of September 2015

Ruigoord (Aja Waalwijk and Paul)

Participating in the 5th Symposium on Free Cultural Spaces / FCS in The Grey Hall and surroundings in Christiania

http://www.christianiaskulturforening.dk/2015/FREE%20CULTURAL%20SPACES%202015/program.html
http://christianiaskulturforening.dk/
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1st of September to 21st of September 2015

Kiné Aw

Zulu M’Baye

Moussa Sene Absa

Famous artists from Villages des Arts de Dakar, Senegal
meet and work in Christiania

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Artists invited by Gallopperiet

Curated by Jesper Boysen

Web: Gallopperiet, Stadens Museum for Kunst
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22nd of August to 31st of August 2015

SCOTT WILLIAM RABY

The artist’s aim while in residency at CRIR is to continue developing his artistic practice toward the realization of future projects about the relationships between art, capital, power structures, and urban spaces through performances, writings, installations, and a variety of other forms.
In addition to the general development of his practice, Raby will also specifically examine Christiania – its people, culture, aesthetics, built environment, and politics. In this way he hopes to uncover, understand, and interact with Christiana as a site for future artistic engagement.
This is the second of two periods in which the artist will be in residency.

http://scottraby.com/
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9th of August to 21st of August 2015

Bernd Belina

professor of human geography
at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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About Bernd Belina
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1st. of August to 5th of August 2015

François Bellemare

Tilbage på Christiania for første gang i 25 år !

Francois 2015

Email François

Jeg var en del af bofællesskabet Skurvognslandsbyen i 80-erne, og arbejdede som møbelsnedker i Optimisten (1984-1989). Jeg har også været med i forskellige spændende projekter : genopbygning af Maskinhallen, udsendelse på CA-radio, kloakering i Mælkebøtten, og rejste med Naverne fra Axt & Kelle fra Norge til Portugal.
Bortset fra at cykle rundt og besøge gamle venner vil jeg også gerne prøve nu, på denne rejse og i den nære fremtid, at knytte stærkere forbindelser mellem Fristaden og de mange spændende alternative erfaringer der forgår i mit hjemland, Quebec. Hvordan kan et nyt projekt skabes ?

De retour à Christiania pour la première fois en 25 ans !

De 1984 à 1989, j’habitais en effet en communauté à Skurvognslandsbyen, et travaillais comme ébéniste à l’atelier Optimisten, en plus de participer à cette époque à plusieurs projets mobilisateurs : réassemblage à Christiania de l’édifice Maskinhallen, émission à CA-radio, creusage du réseau d’égouts de Mælkebøtten, en plus de nombreux périples avec les Compagnons du groupe allemand Axt & Kelle, de la Norvège au Portugal.
Au cours du présent séjour, en plus du plaisir de retrouver mes amis d’antan, j’aimerais établir des liens plus permanents entre la Cité libre et les nombreuses expériences alternatives ayant lieu au Québec, ma terre d’origine où je suis retourné vivre. Quelle forme devrait prendre ce nouveau projet ?

Back to Christiania for the first time after 25 years !

From 1984 to 1989, I lived in the community of Skurvognslandsbyen and worked as a cabinet maker in the woodworkshop Optimisten. I also joined in several mobilizing projects : rebuilding of Maskinhallen, Christiania program on CA-radio, sewer-network in Mælkebøtten and journeying with travelling carpenters from Axt & Kelle from Norway to Portugal.
Apart from visiting old friends, in this present stay and in the near future, I would like to settle more permanent connections between the Free City and the many alternative experiences taking place in Quebec, my own country where I live. Which form should it take?
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6th of July to 31st of July 2015

Tolo and Troko

art curator and photographer

A couple of spanish friends working together in this project. Troko is a photographer and Tolo is an art curator. We want to make some photocalls in different places of Christiania and invite christianites and tourists to take a picture and ask them to give us an impression about Christiania, just a headline. We are very interested in mixing both, people living here and visitors in order to make a kind of personal portrait diary


Troco´s website
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1st of June to 30th of June 2015

Marti

photographer

Greenland-spirit-photo

I was an early keynote speaker in Christiania at the COP 15 climate change conference in 2009. I am a writer, photographer, and social and environmental activist from Paris and Auroville, a community in South India. I am also an international advisor to the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), founded by Ross and Hildur Jackson of the Gaia Trust in Denmark. I have also worked with UNESCO and am a UN Representative to Geneva under the ECOSOC programme for NGOs.
For the past four years, I have been working with the Greenland Inuit population and has been presenting a photographic exhibition entitled: Greenland Spirit at the Nuuk Art Museum and the Katuaq Greenlandic Cultural Center in Nuuk in April.

The exhibition has now moved to the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen and will be realigned to reflect Inuits living outside of Greenland. Go to exhibition

Marti Photographer Homepage

BURNING MAN as seen by MARTI?

Poster on Climate change Talk
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17th of May to 31st of May 2015

SCOTT WILLIAM RABY

The artist’s aim while in residency at CRIR is to continue developing his artistic practice toward the realization of future projects about the relationships between art, capital, power structures, and urban spaces through performances, writings, installations, and a variety of other forms.
In addition to the general development of his practice, Raby will also specifically examine Christiania – its people, culture, aesthetics, built environment, and politics. In this way he hopes to uncover, understand, and interact with Christiana as a site for future artistic engagement.
This is the first of two periods in which the artist will be in residency.

http://scottraby.com/
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11th of May to 16th of May 2015

and

9th of April to 26th of April 2015

Renée Ridgway

artist

Re:search

My present research is entitled ‘re:search’ and looks at both meanings of the word ‘re:search’ by unpacking two sets of meanings implicit in the word ‘re:search’: 1. Research as form: 2. Research as process.

In order to better understand the concept of ‘re:search’ and both implicit meanings, I would like to engage with communities in order to understand better how they research and search. Many people carry out research everyday for their work, or for their own knowledge or special interests. Now in the age of internet more and more people obtain information online through search queries. Some choose to still use libraries, talk with older generations or collect books as well.

Christiania’s unique and alternative environment would be generative in contributing to understanding a community’s vision and interests. For my residency I would like to find out how some people ‘re:search’. What are their methods? (how do they go about it?) What are their interests? I hope to meet people who would be willing to discuss their ‘re:search’.

Renee
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27th of April to 7th of May 2015

Kjerstin Norén

Artist. second period of stay

Kjerstin2014

Hey again. Check out my Homepage
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7th of April to 8th of April 2015

Gert Jan Hofstede

Dutch population biologist and social scientist in
information management and social simulation

Guest of Science & Cocktails, Byens Lys

http://www.gertjanhofstede.com/

Homepage of Science&Cocktails at Byens Lys, Christiania
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5th of March to 9th of March 2015

MALENE HALKJÆR PEDERSEN

ANHOLT / INSTALLATION VENTETID

Malene 2015

Artist of the month at Christiania Art Gallery Galopperiet

Opening, Sunday March 8, 3 PM
Gallopperiet homepage

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OPEN CALL 2014/15

click for details


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January 21st to January 24th 2015

Charles Hopkins

Professor
Main speaker at "VI SKAL UDDANNE OS I BÆREDYGTIG OMSTILLING – et nyt globalt aktionsprogram er vejen videre for Uddannelse for Bæredygtig Udvikling!"

Øko-net og 92-gruppen holder en stor uddannelses- og bæredygtigheds-konference og efterfølgende Fest for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) – Go Sustainable – Go GAP (Global Action Programme)
- på Christiansborg og i Dome of Visions

Professor Charles Hopkins holds both a UNESCO Chair and a United Nations University (UNU) Chair at York University, Toronto. As UNESCO Chair he coordinates an international network of teacher education institutions working upon the reorientation of teacher education to address sustainable development. As the UNU Chair he focuses upon the role of Education for Sustainable Development in community development. Prof. Hopkins is an advisor to UNESCO and UNU regarding the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable D evelopment (UNDESD). He played major roles in both the Rio and Johannesburg UN Summits on Sustainability. He was an author of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, the Rio Earth Summit Action Plan on Education, Public Awareness and training.

Charles Hopkins is invited by Lars Myrthu-Nielsen and Charlotte Steen
Øko-net
92-gruppen
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16th of November to 30th of November 2014

JEREMY JOHN VYSE

Erasmus Mundus UNICA Master in Urban Studies

Freetown Christiania has for decades been a unique places where a diverse range of ideas and practices have flourished.
Through a series of interviews with some of the residents who constructed their own dwellings, this research will explore the concept of living in a “freetown”, and to what extent it is possible to turn utopian dream into realities.
If this is largely achievable, then this has interesting consequences in our understanding of psychology and the built environment.
If it is mainly unattainable, then is it nevertheless still worth aiming for utopia in order to at least head in the direction of a more pleasant existence?

This research will result in a master’s thesis which will be published in September 2015.
This will be accessible online for free
www.4cities.eu
and three hard copies will be donated to the Christiania Information Office.

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1st of November to 15th of November 2014

Kjerstin Norén

Artist

Kjerstin2014
Hey,

I am a writer and a performer from Sweden, but among some older danes I might still be remembered as one of the cultural editors of Information, first and foremost as a drama critic.

I have been honoured the privilege to enjoy a residence at Christiania for a month and the first part of my stay will take place 1-15/11 2014.
My intention is to study and analyse the relation between a social movement and individual achievments in a process of changing, as it has happened in the very reality of Christiania.

Since the beginning of the ninties I belong to an artistic village in Bohuslän, about one hundred kilometres from Gothenburg. That is where I found my first home when returning to Sweden. Today I have also settled down in Gothenburg, where a major part of my artistic work take place.
You will hear from me, se me around, rather soon and I am very much looking forward to that!

Best wishes
Kjerstin Norén
Gothenburg 141014
Homepage
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27th of October to 1st of November 2014

Jo Ray

Artist

I am curious about how we value, occupy and dream about space.
The situations I initiate and objects I make seek to expose the interplay between the idea of Place and the lived experience.
I'm an 'amateur', a 'lover of' an array of processes. Architectural, technical and social phenomena all inform my practice. Plays on scale, frustrated views and public intervention are recurrent strategies.

Jo Ray homepage
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1st of October to 26th of October 2014

Susi law

independent artist/ curator/ researcher and active listener

Susi Law
Susi Law collects whistling tunes, whistling stories and its knowledge from people of all age and from different culture, to set up a growing archive of non-linguistic human voice.
Whistling - a universal language which implies an autonomous state of mind, a relaxing being, and an unconscious emotional expression through voice.

During the residency, a whistling station will be set in different locations at Christiania to collect materials.
The research result will be released in form of a listening party at Christiania, also in Berlin and Hong Kong where the project was started at.

More on http://www.unexpectedworks.com

*Photographer Frida McIntosh from Sweden was also staying at CRIR for a week visiting and working together with Susi.

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10nd of September to 17th of September 2014

OU ning

Artist


Ou Ning portræt

Wikipedia on Ou Ning

Christianias lov


Blog: http://www.alternativearchive.com/ouning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ou.ning.1
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ouninginstagram
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ouning
Weibo: http://t.sina.com.cn/ouning
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2nd of September to 9th of September 2014

olimpia Loddo

Ph.D. in Analytical Philosophy and General Theory of Law
in the University of Milan -(Università Statale di Milano).

Presently post-doctoral fellowship in Philosophy of Law
at the University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy


The aim of my research is to analyze the Pictorial Common Law of Christiania’s Freetown. This is displayed in several posters that can be seen in different parts of Christiania’s territory.
More precisely, I will focus on the nine prohibitions of Christiania’s older Common-law, that are iconically represented.
The icons of Christiania Common-law are apparently similar to the traffic signs, but they are a really different phenomena. Indeed, while traffic sign’s physical support and location are necessary condition for the norm to be binding, Christiania’s Common-law seems to be in force independently from its iconic representation and its concrete material support.

On the other hand, even if the meaning of the different pictograms are not connected with the physical place where they are located, their deepest meaning is fully understandable only on the basis of Christiania’s cultural and institutional background. Christiania Common-Law’s pictograms hide many different kind of messages.

The icons of Christiania Common-law can be considered as a medium for the communication both of normative messages (for instance, the values spontaneously accepted by Christiania’s people, or what kind of people is not welcome to Christiania) and of non-normative messages (for example, several information about Christiania history and traditions).

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14th of July to 12th of August 2014

Oliver Rice & James Dunham

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) students at the University of Warwick in the UK.

Through a series of workshops with Christianians we will explore what makes you happy, what values you hold and what choices you would make in certain scenarios in order in the longer term, not only to host an exhibition, but to write an academic paper on the happiness of Christianians and what the newly emerging discourse on the economics of happiness can learn from Christiania and its institutions and values.

Blog: A day in the life of Christiania – the far from norm/ weird (delete as appropriate)
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June - July 2014

Maja Hojer Bruun

anthropologist, ph.d., Aalborg University

Moral reasoning in everyday practices of expropriation and appropriation

is the title of a sub-project under Research project 2013-2016
"Contested Property Claims: Moral Reasoning about Property and Justice in Practice, Debate and Theory".
Supported by "Det frie Forskningsråd for Kultur og Kommunikation"
in collaboration with 3 other researchers at Aarhus University

Læs den danske projektbeskrivelse her

Maja Bruun er antropolog og adjunkt ved Aalborg Universitet. Hun besøger CRIR i juni-juli 2014, fordi hun er i gang med et forskningsprojekt om alternative ejendomsformer og byrum. Hun er interesseret i 'urbane fælleder', dvs. de byrum vi ejer i fællesskab.
Hun vil gerne undersøge, på hvilke forskellige måder Christiania kan forstås som en fælled og hvilke fællesskaber, der er med til at opretholde fælleden. I den forbindelse er hun interesseret i at opsamle erfaringer med den nye ejendomsform på Christiania, nu hvor fristaden er blevet legaliseret og delvist selvejende/ejet af Fonden Fristaden Christiania, og beboerne står i et andet forhold til staten, end dengang området var ulovligt besat.

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24th of June to 28th of June 2014

Yann Datessen

French photographer and Paris-sorbonne University teacher, making a photo essay about Christianites, and Christiania’s way of life

Website : http://yanndatessen.fr
I’m looking for models. Please write me if you would like to help:
oscitere@gmail.com
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9th of June - 13. of June 2014

helen jarvis

PhD. Senior lecturer at School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Newcastle University
United Kingdom

preparing for a research project - and combining it with a conference at the University of Copenhagen.

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13th of May - 27th of May 2014

Malgosia Markiewicz

artist

Project renovating the CRIR house
Malgosia Homepage

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4th of May - 11th of May 2014

Carsten Rabe

known artist from Hamburg Free city "Gängeviertel" member of Westwerk in Hamburg will curate an exhibition with hamburg artists Archaea as part of the artist-run-festival in may.
BETON
Archaea is a group show of artists primarily from the artist-run spaces in Hamburg, curated by Carsten Rabe from Westwerk. The Archaea are a domain of single-celled microorganisms. They were viewed as extremophiles living in harsh environments, such as hot springs and salt lakes, but they have been found in a broad range of habitats, including soils, oceans and the human navel.
Exhibiting artists:
Olaf Böckmann, Antje Feger & Benjamin Stumpf, Thomas Jehnert, Thomas Judisch, Isabell Kamp, Anna Myga Kasten, Lilja Kovka, Gesa Lange, Jessica Leinen, Gosia Machon, Dragan Prgomelja, Carsten Rabe, Sylvie Ringer, Hoda Tawakol, Anne Vagt
Open
10th. of May.-11th. of May
Hours:
13-20
Place:
PB43
Prags Boulevard 43, 2300 Kbh S.
www.westwerk.org
www.betonartspace.com
Download Invitation

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1st of April - 30th. of April 2014

Bjørn and Ho Berit From

Karlsøy Prestegaard

with christiania artist bjarne rihave

Art Exhibition in Gallopperiet April 05th – April 30. 2014
Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday, 2 PM– 7 PM
Karlsoy_plakat1

Opening show 5th April 3 PM - 8 PM
Norwegian – Danish Artproject
Bjørn and Berit From Karlsoy Prestegaard in Northern Norway

Gallopperiet - Art in Christiania
Ho Berit WWW
Bjørn Elvenes and the Blue Town
Bjarne Rihave

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4th of March - 30th of March 2014

Amanda Winter


PhD candidate at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Research focuses on contestations of consumer culture in ‘green’ cities, particularly how sustainable living is defined and practiced in different institutions in Copenhagen and what this means for environmental sustainability. Given Christiania’s role as an eco-village and a community where one can live in an alternative way, Amanda is interested in what Christianitters think about the idea of sustainable lifestyles.

If you would like to get involved in this project, please feel free to contact her at:
winter_amanda@ceu-budapest.edu

She will be living in the CRIR house from 4-30 March 2014, and will be in Copenhagen through the end of May.
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Have a nice day!

Amanda

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1st of January - 31st. of January 2014

Kara Schultz

Kære Christianitter!
Jeg hedder Kara og jeg er januars Christiania Research in Residency og jeg bore her i Christiania (på mælkebøtten). Jeg studere anthropologi og så jeg skal laver feltarbejde her i dejlig Christiania til min tese.
Jeg kommer fra USA og Canada men kollektivt jeg har boet i Danmark i et år og et halvt så kan godt snakker nogle dansk. Jeg vil gerne snakke med lidt ældre (60+) mennesker fordi det er mit fokus.
Men vil også meget gerne snakke og hygge med alle forskellig folk her i Christiania.
Lige send mig en email så vi må laver en aftale om nogle. Glæder mig virkelig meget til at møde nogle af jer!
Hils,
Kara Schultz
email: ks2771@bard.edu

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December 2013

Giacomo Turci

Helena, Luna and Giacomo are anthropology students who enjoyed Erasmus project during 2013-14 academic year in Copenhagen, studying at the University of Copenhagen.
They carried on a fieldwork in Christiania between October and Dicember, 2013.They studied Christianites' lives (in particular, talking with people in their twenties) considering normalization and Christiania's particular model of consensus democracy after the 2011 pact with Danish government.
Despite they were not CRIR guests, they worked with E. Warburg and with then-CRIR guest, Andrea Liu.
The result of their work is the paper you can read here.

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4th of November - 5th of December 2013

Andrea Liu

THE NAXAL BELT IN CHRISTIANIA

The Production of Neoliberal Spatiality

Following the crackdown on Christiania from the Anders Fogh Rasmussen regime in 2003 and increasing pressure to disembowel Christiania of its core principles through privatization of collectively owned buildings, my research at CRIR looks at how we can use the Normalization push on Christiania to look at how government is performed through the Foucauldian tripartite of sovereign, disciplinary and regulatory power as suggested by Hakan Thorn in Space for Urban Alternatives? Christiania 1971-2011. Sovereign power can be characterized as state-sanctioned violence, police, display of power as spectacle; disciplinary power as a more subtle, insidious microphysics of power and dispersed quotidian techniques of control on an individual and his/her body; regulatory power as biopolitics or a macro-technology of power of managing people as a group to make possible the control of entire populations.

Is there a difference between normalization and legalization, with the former being more malevolent than the latter? I am interested in un-packing the polemical tension surrounding Christiania since the normalization push. What are the rhetorical strategies employed by Christiania-ites vs. the Danish state to represent and depict Christiania differently (i.e. regarding its supposed “openness” or “closedness”, its relationship to the rest of Copenhagen) in written documents (i.e. the Christiania Guide, The Christiania Area’s Future: Master Plan and Action Plan) in order to make the case for or against Normalization? How does the state attempt to territorially stigmatize Christiania, and how does Christiania resist allowing the state to define the terms in which Christiania will be depicted in order to “tip the scales” in favor of normalization?

This project will culminate in a discussion in collaboration with University of Copenhagen/Erasmus Project students and artists from ZK/U-Berlin (Center for Art and Urbanistics).

CHRISTIANIA AND THE PRODUCTION OF NEOLIBERAL SPATIALITY (Full Project Description)

KEYWORDS: Neoliberal Spatiality/ Neoliberal Imaginary/ Redlining /Blockbusting/ Territorial Stigmatization/ Space Wars/Aesthetics of Tactical Formlessness/ Critical Publicness/Critical Urban Theory/Neoliberalism as Creative Destruction/Accumulation by Dispossession (David Harvey)/ Temporary Autonomous Zone (Hakim Bey)

Andrea Liu is a New York city-based visual art, dance and cultural critic who just completed two artist residencies in Berlin (ZK/U and Culturia). She was founder of the temporary gallery The Naxal Belt in Brooklyn, NY.  

http://replaceandrea.blogspot.com
http://naxalbelt.blogspot.com
www.zku-berlin.org

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1st October - 19th of October 2013

Rod Northcutt

Assistant Professor of Sculpture
Department of Art, School of Creative Arts
Miami University Ohio, USA

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5th of September 2013

Eva Christensen

Kollektiv historiefortælling


New .phD on Christiania's decisionmaking on it's way from Roskilde University Centre.
ph.d.-afhandling ”Kollektiv historiefortælling – Historiebrug og stedsidentitet i et usædvanligt boligområde” er nu blevet indstillet til forsvar ved Institut for Kultur og Identitet, Roskilde Universitet

TID: Fredag d. 25. oktober kl. 13-16
STED: RUC, auditoriet i bygning 46.
Bedømmelsesudvalget er: Professor Bernard Eric Jensen, DPU, adjungeret professor RUC (formand) Professor Anna-Malin Karlsson, Uppsala Universitet Lektor Dennis Day, Syddansk Universitet
Læs abstract her
OBS: Kom i god tid, da dørene lukkes præcist kl. 13.
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1st September - 30th of September 2013

Gängeviertel

Rita Kohel, Judith Stryczek, Carsten Rabe, Till E.T. Haupt, Michael Ziehl, Jessica Leinen,
Simon Riemer, Björn Schmidt, Tona, Nils Kasiske, Franziska Holz, Minigolfmadness, Juliane Kruppke,
Franziska Schillig, Hamburger Kino, Urban Ätsch

Gängeviertel at Gallopperiet

Visit and exhibition at Gallopperiet in Christiania from artists from the 12 houses in Hamburg centre that were occupied in 2009.

Link: http://www.gallopperiet.dk

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16ht - 31th of August 2013

Andrés Senra



During March 2013 I was working in the videoart for alter Christiania, interviewing people and recording videos of the place, the houses and details.
It was a very productive work and I have found all the facilities to do it, people was always available and they were really nice, giving all kind of answers to my questions. I´m really happy with all the material I have.
My next step was to edit this material and now I´m working in Christiania again in the drawings and the translation of the documentary material in order to create a wider work with the goals I¨ve proposed for the residency.
For the new residents who don´t know about my project the drawings will be portraits of people, architecture and graphics of experiences in order to build an emotional map, where interrelation, life, dreams and organizational structures of Christiania and alter-Christiania are related, I´m also painting some watercolour of fictional landscapes in the way of utopian literature has imagined the ideal city.
The work will be exhibited in Spain at the end of this year in a contemporary art center of Madrid
http://www.intermediae.es

http://www.andressenra.com/

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22nd. of July - 16th of August 2013

Ana Pérez lopez


I come from a country where politicians have sold the soul of all the Spanish mainly to Germany. Where the youth is screaming for a change, or having to leave the country because there are no jobs. Where “crisis” appears in every conversation and the cuts in health care and education are overshadowed by the corruption of those who hold the scissors. We are in a non-returning point, but we are scared to push that fence.
Therefore I will make art piece showing the living conditions of Christiania. A series of Interactive art pieces that explore what really makes Christiania different. They will be presented as posters with QR codes that link to videos that show the special corners of this unique town.

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5th. of June - 21st of July 2013

Tyler Starr

is an artist whose work explores contemporary conundrums and is influenced by the way print media has been used from its very beginnings to impose order on the confusion of human events. Tyler will be researching in Copenhagen archives about the layers of history evident in the city such as the fortifications that framed the cholera outbreak of 1853, Nelson’s naval attack during the Battle of Copenhagen, and the building of Christiania on the foundations of a military base. His artwork will take the form of stenciled images, digital animation and booklets.
He will be offering a workshop for the Christiania community introducing contemporary (practical) approaches to traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques. He studied the technique for seven years while earning a PhD in Studio Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
He will be in Christiania with his wife (artist Miki Kato-Starr) and son.

http://www.tylerstarr.com
http://www.mikikato-starr.com

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15th. of June - 21st of July 2013

Tyler Starr

is an artist whose work explores contemporary conundrums and is influenced by the way print media has been used from its very beginnings to impose order on the confusion of human events. Tyler will be researching in Copenhagen archives about the layers of history evident in the city such as the fortifications that framed the cholera outbreak of 1853, Nelson’s naval attack during the Battle of Copenhagen, and the building of Christiania on the foundations of a military base. His artwork will take the form of stenciled images, digital animation and booklets.
He will be offering a workshop for the Christiania community introducing contemporary (practical) approaches to traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques. He studied the technique for seven years while earning a PhD in Studio Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
He will be in Christiania with his wife (artist Miki Kato-Starr) and son.

http://www.tylerstarr.com
http://www.mikikato-starr.com

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26th. of May - 8th of June 2013

Marius Abramavicius Neboisia

Marius Neboisia in process of CRIR painting

Uzupiz-Christiania-Hirvitalo Caravan Project

Skaidra Jancaite

Tadas surkys

Three partners of the project are the “Uzupio meno inkubatorius“, who represent the art community of Uzupis in Lithuania, “Christiania in Art”, who represent the art community of Christiania and “Hirvitalo”, who represent the art community of Pispala in Finland.
The three communities as well as their representative organisations are famous for their creative works and various artists that reside within them.

We will organize a one week paint workshop in Gallopperiet.
Uzupis artist Marius Neboisia paints the CRIR residence front wall.
During stay in Christiania we will fly huge kites painted by artist from Christiania.
The flying kites will be visible for thousands of Christiania guests and citizens of Copenhagen.
Example photos

Support from Kulturkontakt Nord. Organized by Marius Neboisia, Jesper Boysen and Anette Steinhart

Material concerning the project will be announced in web pages:
www.uchplus.org
www.neboisia.net
kites. Flying dragons
www.dragonflag.net
Gallopperiet. Christiania Art exposition hall

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8th - 27th of April 2013

Christine Schörkhuber, Maria Hera, Patrícia J. Reis:

Mz Baltazar´s Lab. feminist hacker space.

CLICK FOR INFO ON workshops

12.04.13. kl. 15-18. Maria Hera " Ma soer cent tétes!
2 - 3 hours. Place: Christiania, Mælkebøttens Fællesrum

19.04.13. kl. 15-18. Christine Schörkhuber "The beauty of distorsion"
2 - 3 hours. Place: Christiania, Mælkebøttens Fællesrum

26.04.13. kl. 15-18. Patrícia J. Reis "Electronics and Arduino introduction"
2 - 3 hours. Place: Christiania, Mælkebøttens Fællesrum

Baltazar flyer

http://marahera.blogspot.com/
http://masoercenttetes.blogspot.com

Mz. Baltazars´s Laboratory is a feminist hacker space and a artist collective based in Vienna.
It means in general open source, women only, open access.
Non- hierachic teaching and informal learning while subverting capitalistic consume structures with tinkering and empowerment.
Mz Baltazar's Laboratory wants to demystify technology for people socialized as women. In a three days workshop we hack hardware, make noise, build angst-robots and program open source software.
We ask a lot of “stupid” tech questions and develop art projects together.

No one is an expert, no one is only student, we share our equipment and knowledge in order to articulate ourselves through high tech in novel ways.

Mz Baltazar's Laboratory offers women space to make electronics their own and realize interactive art projects.

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1st - 27th of March 2013

Andrés Senra

is an artist from Madrid who works mainly with video, drawings, photography, actions and interventions in public space. His work is about identity and its construction, from a personal and social point of view. He´s also working into other issues such as the need or the failure of utopia. During his stay in CRIR, he will be working on the Project “alter Christiania” (videoart, drawings, photography) refering to how the concept of "Utopia" is understood from each of us. He is interested in the concept of utopia as a goal never reached and therefore as self-critical process that takes into account the perspectives not only of the community but of individuals.
Read an interview about his work and residency in CRIR (in spanish), it´s a well known art media in Spain:

http://www.xtrart.es/2013/03/20/andres-senra-entrevista-por-carlos-delgado-mayordomo/

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18th - 27th of February 2013

New Christiania movie:

 

"More Cooks"

51 min., 2012, made & screened on 16mm. Click to go to Husets Bio

Vises i Husets Biograf tirsdag 19. februar 2013 kl. 20. Billetter 50 kr. i døren.

Screening at the CRIR house in Grønnegade, Mælkebøtten Feb. 24 at 6 PM. (Free)

Shown at "Huset´´ Biograf", Copenhagen, Feb. 19. 2013 at 8 PM. Entrance: DKK 50

British filmmakers Mat Fleming, Deborah Bower and Harriet Plewis from "The Star and Shadow Cinema" in Newcastle to (re)visit Christiania, showing their movie shot in Christiania last year.

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1st - 15th of February 2013

Marius Abramavicius Neboisia

Marius Abramavicius Neboisia, an artist from the Republic of Uzupis (a unique republic in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius) is photographing a cycle of portraits of people of Christiania - of those who live, create and act in Christiania, and those who share the spirit of Christiania. If you are willing to participate in the project and to join the intercommunication between Christiania and Uzupis, you are heartily welcome to contact Marius anytime. Marius is staying here till the 15th of February.

Tel:. +37067788238

http://www.neboisia.net/en/2013/01/23/christiania-portraits/

www.neboisia.net

http://neboisia.net/galerija/

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15th of January 2013

Pia Rönicke

Sound recordings

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20st - 26th of December 2012

Helen Jarvis

is Reader in Social Geography at Newcastle University, UK.
She returns to Christiania to follow up on her research. She is author of one of the articles in the book with research on Christiania: 'Space for Urban Alternatives' that can be downloaded here

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1st - 19th of December 2012

Rytis

doing volontary work on the CRIR staircase

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October 12 - November 30 2012

Nichole Velasquez

Nicolas 2012

Nichole Velasquez does environmental portraiture on analog film. He is exploring several german concepts that he came across when he moved to berlin.
Nichole Velasquez is trying to release colour and form from their descriptive functions on analog film, allowing emotional experience to take center stage when viewing a portrait. He would like to make environmental portraits of christiania and the community living in christiania.
His work can be viewed on: www.develasquez.com

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September 19th - September 30 2012

Albert Allgaier and Bernhard Garnicnig

collaborate on a number of spatial, artistic, communal and recreational projects and processes
out of Vienna, Austria.
We run spaces and identities, established groups and companies and participate in associations, communities and collectives.
Using a practice based research approach, we are interested in exploring the idea of Collective Autonomy in the context of Christiania.
We would like to focus on two aspects: the autonomy of practice - choosing how we do things - in the context of the ideals and practicalities in collectivity - who we do things with.
To find out, we make ourselves available to join existing collaborative processes, be of help in return for an direct insight into the established practices.

Learning about something while doing something else: Is there a difference between how things get done in Christiania and the places we did work before? How far does the idea of Autonomy relate to the practices of getting things done? Is Christiania a different place in practice or in spirit?

We are very curious about any projects we could join. Please get in
touch: albert.de.bernard@gmail.com

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September 4th - September 18th 2012

becca Journey

Becca Journey is a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Chicago in the United States. She is interested in the ways in which Christianites relate to space and practice forms of ecological care.
In Christiania, she asks how the many different built forms of the house shape social relations in the realm of the home. How do Christianites practice singular forms of home-making and dwelling?
During her stay, Becca will give a presentation based on her Master’s thesis work, a project that examines the social history of an abandoned Brooklyn swimming pool and its recent reconfiguration as a performance space and public venue.

If you would like to get involved with her work in Christiania, please send an email to journey@uchicago.edu or visit the CRIR house by September 18.

Rebecca Journey 2012 for web

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All August 2012:

Philipp von hase

Exhibition at Gallopperiet, Christiania

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Movie: Paths Through Utopia - News

More from friends from the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle!
Go:

Mat Fleming, Harriet Plewis and Deborah Bower news

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July 15 - July 29th 2012

alessandro Coppola

Paolo Pini, a large area located in the north of Milan, was the former psychiatric hospital in the city of Milan. The Paolo Pini area has seen the opening of  a theatre, a hostel, a restaurant and the reuse of decommissioned buildings as the location for social activities and for the headquarters of small NGOs. A very popular summer festival has been effective in attracting tens of thousands people in the once fortified area offering a high quality program focused on social and mental health issues.
Christiania represents in many ways the same kind of “urban project”.
Alessandro will work on the design of a case-study focusing on:

1)    the historical role of Christiania in the development of innovative social and cultural practices successively influential in the larger urban society;
2)    the dynamic of conflict and resolution between Christiania and public authorities;
3)    the current role of Christiania as an urban project characterized by functional and social mix, cultural attractiveness and social innovation potential.

Alessandro Coppola (Milan, 1978) obtained his phd in urban studies at University in Roma III. He has ben an International Fellow in Urban Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a research associate at Cuny in New York City. He has worked for the Italian Confederation of Labor (Cgil) as researcher and consultant.

He is currently a post-doc researcher in Urban Policy at Politecnico di Milano. He teaches Urban Ethnography at the International Master in Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano and Cultural and Urban Change in Contemporary Italy at the Institute for the International Education of Students (Ies Abroad) in Rome.

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Philipp von hase

July 9th - July 14 2012

Exhibition at Gallopperiet, Christiania

PHILIPP_BUE_GALLOPPERIET

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July 1st - 8th 2012

Alberto vanolo

Alberto Vanolo

Alberto is a politico-economic geographer from the University of Turin, Italy.
During his stay in Christiania, he is willing to investigate the impact of the recent agreement with the Danish state on the imaginary of Christiania as space of transgression.
Focusing on the construction of the idea of Christiania as a ‘extra-ordinary’ place, he will analyze perceptions of local activists and inhabitants, and representations in international media.

His main question is: will Christiania continue to be a laboratory for transgression and social experimentation, or the pacification with the Danish state will, to some degrees, limit the radical potential of the Free Town?
http://web.econ.unito.it/vanolo

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Philipp von hase

June 27th - July 1st 2012

Philipp von Hase 2012 at Gallopperiet, Christiania

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May 29th - June 26th 2012

Cassandra M. Burrows

Fristadens Paradeorkester 2012

Call for MusiciansCassandra´s call for musicians

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May 8th - May 22nd 2012

Lisa madsen - Brunette Bros.


Lisa Madsen finds her ways

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April 7th - May 6th 2012

Marijke Appelman

Artist, born 1979 in Haarlem (The Netherlands)

In her work Marijke Appelman explores all media as friction devices for philosophical and aesthetic contemplation. The resulting work amounts to an environmental art, but one whose environment is cultural instead of natural.

Photo on 2011-11-16 at 12.48, Studio spider -  #10 from the series Dead animal at my workspace.

Working with the principle of snail mail, she found the walks to the post box the most memorable. Resulting in a postcard thanking for the walk. During her stay at CRIR Marijke will continue these 'daily walks', this time using the Christiana Post Office and accurately capturing her findings.

Website: www.marijkeappelman.nl

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11th of March 2012 - 31st of March 2012

JANA WENDLER

PhD Research Student
Human Geography
School of Environment and Development
University of Manchester

I am working on ideas of playfulness in green living and environmental projects.
Although usually associated with children, play is an interesting concept that has much wider relevance with links to creativity and experimentation. It provides a way of challenging existing structures and finding creative solutions, all of which are needed for the transition towards a greener urban life.

I want to explore these dynamics in Christiania, learning about the ways residents have dealt with practical challenges and environmental concerns in a creative way.
What are the ideas, materials and spaces people “play” with? And how can these be taken up elsewhere?
I am interested in the stories of the buildings, arrangements and people, how they have shaped the place as it is today. I want to observe and listen – but also play with the space to find different ways of exploring and learning.

If you're interested in this, have ideas to share or want to join me on some exploration, please get in touch: jana.wendler@gmail.com

http://greenplaylab.co.uk/

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3rd of March 2012 - 11th of March 2012

Linas Svolkinas

Social anthropologist, Vilnius University

A continued research study.

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31st of January 2012 - 2nd of March 2012

Joanne Pang Rui Yun

Pause
Joanne Pang Rui Yun is an artist and designer based in Singapore and Copenhagen. She lives and work in situ. Her practice deconstructs meanings to re-present forms and language. She is interested in spaces and the relationship between things. By transforming and creating new experiences based on existing norms, definitions and systems, she learns the possibilities and different facets of understanding life and the spaces between. Her work has been featured in national newspaper and magazines.
Currently, she is doing a MFA at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she researches into the poetics between man and his surroundings.
During her time in Christiania, she will create an ephemeral piece that combines objects, nature and people in the area. The work will seek to negotiate the dialectics of order and disorder in response to the organic nature of the place.

I have started a photo journal, and it will be constantly updated during my stay in the CRIR:
http://joannepangchristiania.tumblr.com/

www.joannepang.com

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2nd of January 2012 - 30th of January 2012

process of consensus

Visit from Star and Shadow Cinema:
Mat, Debbie, Oscar and Harriet
Mat_Debbie_Oscar_Harriet from Newcastle upon Tyne

More cooks, more broth:
Mat Fleming, Deborah Bower, Oscar Fleming and Harriet Plewis are three artists and one baby staying at the CRIR house for the month of January. From Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the far north of England, they help to run the Star and Shadow Cinema, a small home to creative people and radicals and a hub for good times.

The cinema also runs by process of consensus decision-making in weekly meetings. There are a lot of people in this small cinema!

www.starandshadow.org.uk


They are making a film here in Christiania. They are not aiming to make a documentary but something quite loose and creatively free. They want to have conversations with Christianites every evening to form the plan of what they will shoot the following day. Thus the film will be formed by discussions.

If you would like to take part in the discussions and have a free evening, please do email Deb, Mat and Harriet at crirguest@gmail.com or ring them on 50 16 20 27.

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27th of December - 2th of January 2012

Visit from Lohmühle

This world famous (in Berlin) 20 year old squat visits Christiania between Christmas and New Year. Lohmühle is predominantly known for living off-grid (they produce their own energy), having a keen focus on sustainable transition-measures and being a vibrant artistic community. They have visited Christiania numerous times, but this is the first official delegation.
If you are interested in what they believe in, what they offer and their struggles - check out their homepage: http://www.lohmuehle-berlin.de
Or visit them in the CRIR-house between Christmas and New Years.
Contact:  Babette <clownettebabette@live.de>

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21st. of December - 27. of December 2011

jeff silvertrust

Musician

Jeff is here for christmas - playing his one man band

jeff Silvertrust Photo

http://www.jeffsilvertrust.com

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9th. of December 2011

Movie: Paths Through Utopia

/ Rejse Gennem Fremtiden

Arrangør: Gallopperiet/CRIR.Kitchen "Folkekøkken" 5 to 8 PM

Film 9 PM

Discussion 10:30 PM - 12
Place: Gallopperiet, Loppebygningen, Christiania, Baadsmandsstræde 43, Copenhagen Denmark

Free admission - Kitchen costs 20 DKK and barprices for beverages
PATHS THROUGH UTOPIAS: A BOOK/FILM
“A passionate anarchist road movie” Le Monde.

Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a utopian road movie exploring a postcapitalist Europe.

From the direct action Climate Camp set up illegally besides Heathrow airport to a hamlet squatted by French art punks, occupied self-managed Serbian factories to a free love commune in an ex Stasi base, a Permaculture settlement to the free town of Christiania, this magicorealist travelogue transports us to a parallel universe after an economic and ecological collapse.

This debut feature by Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan from the The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination was shot during a real journey through 11 European Utopias. It is part of a book-film project, first published in France by La Découverte/Editions Zones and to appear in germany in 2012.

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1st of December - 20th of December 2011

Ceren Akyos

Masters student at the University of Copenhagen, 4 Cities

Master Program in urban studies

Autonomous spaces create alternative cartographies in the urban landscapes by shaping their own social practices and modes of production within the frame of predetermined and planned structures.  By using the relatively free, undbound spaces in the official mapping and organization of cities, the role of autonomous spaces as points of creativity which would allow the formation of free subjects becomes a prominent fieldwork.

The research in Christiania will evolve around this point of view trying to answer the questions; Can autonomous spaces reenact the dehierarchization and the reassembling of spatial structures in a different way? Can they provoke existing structures and challenge the stability of the general order by making them susceptible to modification through the actions of people themselves?

The analysis will not only be at a surface level encompassing the physical aspects of the place but will try to permeate into the social structures, daily practices and ideals that came to create Christiania as a free territory. It will include interviews and personal observations as well as a comparison with different autonomous spaces in Europe, such as the Occupatio in Spain, Centri Sociali in Italy and DIY squats in these respective areas.

Contact  cerenakyos@gmail.com

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27th of November - 30th of November 2011

Rupert Sheldrake

English scientist Rupert Sheldrake is giving a talk for the Science & Cocktails program at Byens Lys, (Christiania's cinema):
Science and Cocktails program 2011

In cooperation with
Jay Zulu from Fabriken, Christiania

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18th of october - 15th of november 2011

Sarah Minter

Video Documentary:

Summer in utopia

About the Christianianites struggle.

Please join for Grand Premiere. Free admittance.
Cinema Byens Lys in Fabriksområdet, Christiania
Sunday, November 20 at 5:30 PM sharp!

Mexican video artist Sarah Minter is here to show her documentay shot in 2006 and 2011

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25st of September

Sound documentary

national english radio 4

Listen here: The_Christiania_Effect_on_4

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26st of September

2 newspaper articles (in swedish)

at Stockholm based papers :

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/debatt-essa/vad-hander-nar-christiania-blir-legalt
http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/fristaden-christiania-soker-sin-norm

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24st of September

Seminar and book release:

NEW book

"Space for urban alternatives? 

Christiania 1971-2011"

In connection with Christiania's 40th birthday (26 September), Håkan Thörn, Cathrin Wasshede, Tomas Nilson, Ole Lykke and Emmerik Warburg are organising two seminars on a book on Christiania research that is published in September, and which will be available for free download (Books will also be handed out to those who come to the seminar). We hope that many of you would want to come. Birthday celebrations will go on all week.

Book release seminar
24 September 11.00
Galopperiet, Christiania
 
11.00 Anne Tietjen (University of Copenhagen), Erick Clark and Dalia Mukhtar Landgren (Lund University),
14.00 Christianite panel: Lise Autogena, Johannes Brandt, Ole Lykke, Jacob Reddersen
 
The book is edited by Håkan Thörn, Cathrin Wasshede and Tomas Nilson, University of Gothenburg. 

The Book is available for free download on http://gupea.ub.gu.se.  

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21st - 25th of September

Helen Jarvis

comes to Christiania to attend the 'Space for Urban Alternatives' book seminar and for the (early) 40th anniversary celebrations, as well as contributing to a panel (with Anders Lund Hansen) at Roskilde University Centre. 

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1st of August - 31th of August 2011

Xavier Almeida

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4th of July - 10th of July 2011

Abhimanyu pandey

Fieldwork studying the ideas, beliefs, practices and values that create 'happiness' for the people of the unique community of Christiania.
His proposal aims to bring out more of what the people of this alternative society, themselves think about happiness and life-satisfaction. It aims to conduct fieldwork through a questionnaire with several open-ended questions. He is required to present an academic paper on the fieldwork he has done at his Department, University of Delhi
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30th of May - 30th of June 2011

Sebastian Valentine Hernandez

Student of Architecture, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Writing a paper that will form the cornerstone of his future Architectural Thesis in which he plans to explore ways of using Christiania’s model to defend the Freetown and even propose the creation of more, similar societies as a means of; re-appropriating unused space; refurbishing degraded buildings; producing art; encouraging alternative forms of living; fighting urban sprawl; and solving growing housing shortages in urban centers everywhere.

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1st of May - 31st of May 2011

Kristina Müntzing

Immediate solution and instant architecture

research for a handbook

Kristina Müntzing_Car_and_Lock
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Alternative ways of solving a problem with whatever is at hand, seeing the possibility in discarded material, appreciating a different use to the material, not just one way but many.
I would like to research Christiania from this angle, to document the wide knowledge and alternative approach to this side of craftsmanship. Finding alternative solutions, in everyday life and architecture. This way of mending, solving a problem is both ecological and economically more efficient, less demanding of resources. Giving a higher awareness of what surrounds us and how this world functions. A lesser gap between you and your everyday life reality.
This could be a way of making a slow resistance to our globalized Ikea world dedicated to standardize your everyday life, standardize your way of thinking and living, standardizing your way of integrating with people and materea
 
The purpose of my possible stay in Christiania would be to collect images of alternative usages and immediate solutions for everyday life and a very immediate and original way of working with architecture. Building a house around the windows you found or a tree that you want to integrate rather than doing it by the handbook and having just time efficiency and economical reasons for your decisions
How much could you train to see/experience solutions and possibilities in a piece of wood, some tape and a nail. How much do you have to ignore the western world of pacifying people, standardizing them into thinking that they don’t have the skills or possibility to mend/fix or do.
Having lived in Buenos Aires Argentina for 9 months I saw a lot of the solutions of necessity, the immediate solution rather than solutions based on surface aesthetic reasons, hiding the solution behind splines, spackle and glossy boards
 
I would like to research and document this very special knowledge I think I would find in Christiania. My research methods would involve photography, sketch drawings, conversational interviews and observations from walking around in Christiania.
Walking-talking and seeing.
I hope to have the possibility to have unpretentious small talks with the people in Christiania, having the opportunity to be invited to see and experience the everyday solutions. '
As for the result and method of distribution I would like to make a manual of handy solutions seen in Christiania, to be distributed in Christiania and the art institutions/galleries I´m in contact with at the moment. I would seek funding for publishing, and would have a print-on-demand from my webpage. 

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9th of April - 30th of April 201

Helene Liliendahl Sørensen, Katrine Jørsum,

Mette Marie Kristensen og

Anah Maskell Knudsen

Project: We are interested in the circumstances evolving around the ongoing conflict between Christiania and the government regarding the government’s plan to normalize Christiania. In our project we will look at how different groups of people in Christiania cope with the situation and look at how the present situation affects the society of Christiania.


Christiania is facing a possible normalization after the Supreme Court decided that the Christianites don’t have the legal rights to Christiania. Christiania and the Ministry of Finance are now going through the last phase of the negotiations. The normalization can be seen as a pressure on Christiania from the surrounding society, and challenges the normal order of things in Christiania. Thus, Christiania is in a difficult situation in which they are about to negotiate their status as an alternative society, as well as their norms.
We want to investigate which reactions and changes the pressure from the government brings out among specific groups of inhabitants and activists in Christiania, and how this reflects “the normal” in Christiania.


The project will be conducted throughout April 2011 by Mette Kristensen, Katrine Jørsum, Helene Liliendahl Sørensen & Anah Maskell Knudsen, four students of anthropology from the University of Copenhagen.

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30th of March - 7th of April 2011

Ellen Henriette Suhrke

Studies Visual Arts at Kunsthøyskolen in Bergen, Norway.

"Jeg jobber med kombinasjoner av fotografi, tegning og tekst. Arbeidene fremstilles som lineære fortellinger i bokform. Et av mine interessefelter er relasjoner mellom mennesker og ville dyr i urbane rom.
I min nyeste utgivelse On How to Attract the Hare tematiserer jeg den voksende spredningen av ville harer i Helsinki sentrum, og byens forsøk på å fjerne dem.
Jeg har bodd og studert i København tidligere, og har lenge interessert meg for Christiania, spesielt på grunn av innbyggernes relasjon til sine dyr.
Jeg har besøkt fristaden ved flere anledninger, sist i 2009, i samarbeid med samfunnsviter Johan Falnes. I den forbindelse forfattet Falnes en artikkel om Christianias hunder, et tema jeg ønsker å videreutvikle.

Med utgangspunkt i Falnes´ tekst søker jeg om et opphold i CRIR, Christiania.
Jeg ønsker å dokumentere hundenes tilstedeværelse i fristaden, og deres interaksjon med hverandre, med sine eiere og med andre christianitter.
Jeg ønsker også å observere og dokumentere fristadens øvrige flora og fauna. Nedtegnelsene jeg gjør i Christiania vil siden danne en lineær fortelling, og fremstilles i bokform. Falnes´ vil moderere sine tekster, som vil utgjøre bokens for- eller etterord. Hans fakta-baserte formspråk vil kontrastere og gi faglig tyngde til mine subjektive observasjoner.

Jeg vil sette sammen materialet, som siden vil trykkes og publiseres. Utgivelsen vil distribueres til utvalgte butikker og bokhandler, samt innad i Christiania."

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AMY STARECHESKY

A public talk at Colombia University, New York

“CONSENSUS AND CONFLICT: ORAL HISTORIES OF CHRISTIANIA”


A public talk on the famed squatters’ community in Denmark
and SPRING 2011 OPEN HOUSE for the
Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). Click for details.

 

WHO: Oral historian and former squatter Amy Starecheski talks about her oral histories of Christiania. Also, staff of the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students!

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:30-8:00pm.

WHERE: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Building, Room 754. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Map

AMY STARECHESKI WRITES: I had always wanted to go to Christiania, a squatted neighborhood of one thousand people in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It is world-famous among anarchists, utopianists, punk rockers and squatters. The residents have now occupied 85 acres of downtown land for almost forty years: raising children, creating art, running businesses, building homes and making all of their decisions by consensus... (Continues here.)
MORE ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Amy Starecheski is an oral historian, former squatter, and doctoral student in cultural anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She co-directs Columbia University’s Oral History Summer Institute. She is now working on dissertation research with former squatters in New York City. If you’re interested in participating in that project, please email amy.starecheski [at] gmail [dot] com.
SPONSORS: This talk is part of the "Oral History Workshop Public Lecture Series," co-sponsored by the Oral History Research Office (OHRO), and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). OHMA is supported by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).

MORE INFO: The short link, to share via Facebook, Twitter, or email. http://bit.ly/hDIJ3B

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2nd of March - 27th of March 2011

Linas Svolkinas, Vilnius University

Social anthropologist.
1 Some research ideas:
The word Christiania refers to an alternative community in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christiania was established in a vacated military base in 1971. People, who established Christiania, came from various social backgrounds. For almost forty years Christianites have been practicing alternative lifestyle.
The intended four months of stay should be seen in relation to my previous research in Christiania. In the MA thesis I investigate how people in Christiania construct and negotiate collective identity. What are issues, paradoxes and dilemmas? What are collective values and ideals? How do people create them? In which ways ideals are shared? What are social institutions which reinforce collective values and social categories? How do people transmit collective ideals and values?
My study is a long term study, based on intimate knowledge of local events, people’s lives, different interpretations of collective ideals.
I also have a unique opportunity because I am fluent in Danish and I established good relations with Christianites.
2 Methodology I will approach the social life through the method of participant observation. This method includes various operations in the field. This approach requires from a researcher to establish and maintain a long term relation with his/her research subjects.
3 Communication of the project I expect to communicate the results of this project among the academic community of social anthropologists in the Baltic States, Denmark and elsewhere. My intention defines the method of distribution. I expect to publish one article in an academic journal. The second method is that of public lecturing. Since, the name of Christiania is well known abroad, quite often I was asked to give a public lecture. I intend to continue with giving public lectures on various issues in Christiania.

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14th of February - 28th of February 2011

Mark Sauer

Studies Criminology at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Tryghed – Tillid til OverDanmark"

En opgave om tryghed for nogle af de borgere, som lever med høje risiko(risikofaktorer) og udsathed. Risikofaktorer der rør sig dynamisk i samfundet, såsom bandekonflikten, mediernes skrivelser, politikernes involvering og politiets strategi over for borgerne på Christiania.
Ordet tryghed er på det nærmeste blevet trend at bruge. Tryghed bliver nævnt hos politiet, som et centralt punkt for at kunne analysere, om hvorvidt deres virksomhed formår at udøve nødvendig hjælp og støtte til borgere i Danmark. Målinger og forskning analyserer hvilke faktorer der kan være udslagsgivende for, om man føler sig tryg. Trygheden er generelt høj i Danmark, men tryghed hænger unægteligt sammen med andre faktorer, som måden, vi lever og oplever verden omkring os på.
Dataindsamling.
Spørgeskema undersøgelse (Kvantitativt) forventet 100 pers.
Interview (kvalitativt) forventet 10 pers.

Opgaven vil blive gjort tilgængelig for studerende på Københavns universitet samt benyttet under foredrag for myndigheder og kommuner.
Efter at opgaven er blevet evalueret på Københavns universitet af vejleder (Flemming Balvig) og bedømt, ville det være muligt at kunne læse den og booke et foredrag.

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3rd January - 30th January 2011

Alexandros Tsakiridis

Student from Greece, studying in the Faculty of Social Sciences of Copenhagen University, Political Sciences.
"One field in which I am very much interested in, is Utopias and Social Experiments. In this way, being in Denmark is a great opportunity for me to discover at first hand the organization of Freetown Christiania and try to deeply apprehend the way of life and culture of being a christianite.

In the light of this evidence, I am attending a course named 'Collective Identities' and the subject of my exam paper will try to deal with the Christiania Discourse and in consequence the Christianite Identity. Practically, it will be a deep approach of the political public language that Christiania uses to propose its political project and in these terms a great opportunity to experience the particular identity of the 'christianite'. The theory on which I will base my analysis, is post-structuralism and more specifically critical discourse analysis. Moreover, i will use Lacanian approach to social and political analysis and Zizek's -who builds on the psychoanalyst thinker- theory on Utopias."
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6th December - 2nd January 2011

Silla Virmajoki

Finnish Photographer. a student of NORTH KARELIA COLLEGE,
Joensuu, Technology and Culture.

Her goal is to make a photographic research of today's inhabitants' lives in the freetown.

She wants to explore
-how people in Christiania live
-how the system works
-to see and show how the pressure coming from outside affects the community
-and why it is worth of protecting.
http://cargocollective.com/sillasimone

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1st of December - 6th of December2010

Robert Listwan

Visual artist from Poland setting up his exhibition in Gallopperiet
Listwan in Stadens Museum for Kunst
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1st of November - 30th of November 2010

Henrik Busk

Preparations for an exhibition "Tales on Det Ny Samfund". Det Ny 
Samfund started up alternative camp "Thylejren" in North West Jutland 1970.

Henrik Busk img
Henrik Busk Homepage
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5th of October - 1st of November 2010

Samuel Lancaster Jakobsen. RUC

An investigation of the opinion of Christianites upon the City of Copenhagen planned bicycle road through Christiania.
5 participants from Roskilde University (a project under  Plan, City and process) set up their office.

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28th of September - 5th of October 2010

Andras Vegh

Hungarian visual artist setting up his exhibition at Gallopperiet.Andras_Vegh_img

Andras Vegh Homepage
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23rd of September  - 27nd of September 2010

Marianne Rydvald

Artist.
Restoring her wall painting at the Christiania Corner Entrance
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2nd of September - 22nd of September 2010

Lindsay Cottam

writing an article for "Big Issue" (homeless magazine in UK)
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22nd of August - 1st of September 2010

Emily Weinstein 

Emily Weinstein is currently at work on a book about self-governing communities, autonomous zones, alternative lifestyles. The research and writing she has already conducted includes her travels through virtually self-governing corners of rural Northern California, as well as the anarchist compounds of Germany and Austria. It is her mission to both observe and become a part of various outsider, self-governing, and otherwise resistant cultures, so that her writing comes from firsthand experience. She comes to CRIR with a number of questions. Among these are; How does the process of making a transient or temporary community more permanent strengthen or threaten its original stated goals? How does an autonomous community in an urban center differ from one that is isolated in the wilderness?
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19th of August 2010

CRIR researcher Amy Starecheski talks at

Ungdomshuset

every free state needs its own caution tape, with its own flag
Every free state needs its own caution tape, with its own flag, photo Amy Starecheski

Come to the book café at Ungdomshuset Overdrevet at 8 PM on Thursday, August 19 for a talk and slide show by NYC squatter, anthropologist, oral historian and current Christiania Researcher in Residence Amy Starecheski. Amy will tell the story of squatting in New York City, from the South Bronx to the Lower East Side, using photographs and oral histories. The talk will be followed by a discussion about the implications of legalizing squats, in Copenhagen and elsewhere.

As Overdrevet (Ungdomshuset) settles into their new, legal space, and Christiania continues to try to negotiate a legal agreement with the state, let’s come together to discuss the legalization of squats and compare experiences. The talk and the discussion will take place in English and are free of charge. Before the talk, at 7 p.m., a vegan folk kitchen will be served at the price of twenty DKK.

Please feel free to contact Amy at amy.starecheski@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating in her research on the legalization of squats in Copenhagen and NYC.
Read the announcement here
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7th -31st of July 2010

ROlAnDO POLITI with KAPS & LIDS

Rolando Politi is an artist from the lower east side of NYC his philosophy is to elevate trash waste and garbage to a higher ZEN LEVEL OF RESPECT since trash still has a negative connotation rather than being considered a resource in most places and it is looked upon as INVISIBLE. In CRIR he will collect, repackage and re-distribution all types and sizes of KAPS & LIDS and possibly patent or copyright the assembly & doweling system. The concept is parallel to LEGO but unlike LEGO  the KAPPO system would not of course use vergin resources and more importantly it would stimulate a "circular" creativity rather than a "square" one. Since LEGO was born in Danmark it seems normal to me that KAPPO should also spawn out of Danmark.
http://recycleandpray.wordpress.com
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7th of June -7th of July 2010

Fagner Marçal from Brazil researcher in CRIR

Fagner Marçal is a Brazilian Architect with a particular interest in how relationships are formed between temporary artistic activities and public space. While at CRIR, he will explore the particularities of Christiania's open spaces and how they are perceived and used.
See his extensive research and proposals here: brazilianinchristiania.blogspot.com 
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16th of June 2010

CRIR call for applications


The CRIR house photo Amy Starecheski
We are happy to announce that CRIR will continue in our current house till at least September 2011 with possibility for prolongation. We are looking forward to hear your thoughts, projects and research proposal for residencies in the timespan September 2010 - September 2011 .
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22nd of May-6th of June

Community Experiments in Collaborative Homes and Lifestyles

Helen Jarvis (PhD) is an urban social geographer from Newcastle University, UK. She came to Christiania (with her 8 year old daughter Miriam) in May/June 2010 to explore, ethnographically, the social and spatial organisation of homes and daily life in different areas of the community.  Her research methods involved photography, sketch drawings, conversational interviews and participant observations from visits made to a number of different homes. (The fact that her daughter made friends with Christianitter children also provided unexpected insight of home and family life.) Her close study of living arrangements in Christiania forms part of a wider international project to learn about different collective and collaborative living arrangements and the patterns of social and material architecture required to support sharing and a less individualistic and energy intensive lifestyle. Other case studies include cohousing in the USA, Denmark and Sweden, housing cooperatives, ecovillages and intentional communities in the UK and Australia.
Helen can be contacted by email on Helen.jarvis AT ncl.ac.uk
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13-21 of May 2010

Brindalyn Webster at CRIR


As Christiania's Researcher in Residence from May 13-21 2010, Brindalyn Webster spent her time collecting oral histories and definitions of normalization from Christianites, filming Christiania's landscape and planting a catnip forest for feral cats. A resulting project will be shown soon at:  www.brindalyn.com 
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6th-12th of May 2010

Päivi Kymäläinen & Sami Rannila

Päivi Kymäläinen is an adjunct professor in urban geography at the University of Turku (Finland) and Sami Rannila is an environmental theatre director at Linnateatteri. They stayed at CRIR house in May 2010. The purpose of their stay was to get new ideas about the alternative usages of urban public spaces and about the unconventional ways of participating in the development of one’s neighborhood.  Kymäläinen and Rannila are also interested in how the special legal status of Christiania is reflected in the sity of Turku.
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26th of April-5th of May 2010

Alberto Vanolo

Alberto Vanolo is carrying on a research concerning Christiania as a creative space. In fact, the Free Town is arguably a lively innovative milieu, nurturing arts, social experimentations, ideas and original architectural solutions. Beside the fact that, from this perspective, Christiania is becoming more and more a relevant space in the eyes of the market economy and in the promotion of an idea of “creative Copenhagen”, the aim of the research is to analyse how much of its creative potential is connected to the specificities of the local social framework, and particularly to the limitation of many market logics and pressures. If interested in a draft version of the paper, please contact by email:  http://web.econ.unito.it/vanolo

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26th of March -5th of April 2010

Cheryl J. Fish, New York

How does Christiana's challenge to privatization enable certain sustainable and artistic outcomes? How is it a model community, and what lessons can be learned?  How does the community of Chrisitania represent itself from the inside, and how has its reputation changed over time?  I spent 10 days at Christiania in late March/early April, 2010, interviewing residents, and met with activist/artist Britta Lillesøe to get a sense of the recent film project she is working on, and she talked about Christiania's own "bottom meeting"  during the large Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. This is part of a larger project on alternative communities in Scandinavia, and how writers, filmmakers and activists are conceptualizing the "ecosocial,"which focuses on traumatized cultural histories that play out in built as well as natural environments. I have written about American literature, film and architecture, and how it intersects with environmental justice activism , and have spent time in Scandinavia as a Fulbright scholar and researcher. Even though I spent only a short time in Christiania , I found hope and frustration there among different residents, and different visions for its future in light of the meaning of its past..It is a fascinating place that captures the imagination and evokes the potential for synergy and collabation--Perhaps I will return and continue this research.  Cheryl J. Fish, Ph.D., Professor of English, City University of New York.

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February 2010

Miriam golja

Miriam Golja in front of their squat JallaJalla in AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana Slovenia

Miriam Golja was giving a talk about Metelkova;an autonomous social center in the middle of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is located on the site of former military barracks and was squatted September 1993.
Download Mirjams presentation here (Powerpoint/Open Office 28 MB)  Read more on Wikipedia here

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19th of October 2009


Open CAll for 2010

Christiania Researcher in Residence (CRIR) offers residency for artists and academic researchers from January 1st to September 1st 2010.
Read the entire open call for 2010 here

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2nd March 2010

Claire Robinson


Claire Robinson is a BSc student studying Photography, with the university of Surrey. She has a specific interest in social documentary and community based projects.She came to Christiania to document the commune from an outsiders point of view. Claire has been in CRIR on two occasions.

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18th of September 2009

CRIR has a new space + 

We welcome new applications

From now on and until 1. September 2010 and with possibility for prolongation we can continue our activities in Grønnegadehuset at Mælkebøtten in Christiania. We hereby also call for new applications and proposals for the coming year. CRIR is Copenhagens longest running independent residency program for Danish and international artists and researchers to study matters related to selforganization and all aspects of life in Christiania. Read more about the application procedure above in how to apply.

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14th of May 2009

Christiania - Our heart is in your hands

A screening of a work-in-progress documentary film
By Richard Jackman and Robert Lawson

Time; Thursday the 14th of May at 20:00
Place: Mælkebøttens Fællesrum, Christiania.
50 minutes in English. A short discussion will follow the screening.

Featuring: Anton Ryslinge, Bente Morén, Nis Jensen, Cornelius C.L. Corneliussen, Lars Haugaard, Hélène-Claire Jensen, Kristian Lyk-Jensen and Anders Thorsen.

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23. April 2009

69 filmen i mælkebøtten


Still fra filmen
Filminstruktør Nikolaj Viborg, der er resident i CRIR i denne måned viser filmen 69 i Mælkebøttens Fællesrum på Christiania, Torsdag den 23. april  kl 20
Alle er velkomne.
Læs mere her og se traileren: www.69filmen.dk

Nikolaj er startet på en film om Christiania og vil følge udviklingen på CA over en længere periode.

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18th of March 2009

Premiere at Byens Lys

CRIR and CreActive Sisters Filmhouse shows Antonia & Maja´s film "Bevar Christiania" in Christianias cinema "Byens Lys". The screening is the 18th of Marts 2009 at 20:00.

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09th+10th of March 2009

Claudio Dolores IS resident in march

Monday the 9th of March at 19.00
Concert at VerdensKulturCentret Nørre Allé 7
The Brazilian artist and musician Claudia Dolores performs her own songs and compositions with backing from local musicians

Tuesday 10th of March at 19:00
Documentary and talk, at VerdensKulturCentret Nørre Allé 7
Claudia Dolores tells about life in the areas where people don't own land and about womens situation there. She will also show a documentary film. Free entrance both nights.

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25th of November 2008

CRIR IN TRANSITION

We are moving out of the house we have been using for the past years and we are therefor looking into other possibilities for continuing CRIR. We will post on mailing lists internationally and on this page if /when we accept new applications. We wish to thank the residents at Mælkebøtten for hosting the project until now, as well as for the hospitality we and the residents have met in Mælkebøtten and throughout Christiania.

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4th of December 2008

movie by CreaCtive Sisters Film House

The two sisters; Antonia and Maja Giannoccaro have stayed with CRIR on two occasions in 2006 and 2007 and as a result now have produced a 83 minutes documentary about Chriatiania. They have documented life and the everyday in Christiania and have asked a number of socio-political questions to residents on their relation to the rest of Copenhagen and life in the free city.  

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8th of August 2008

Evil Knievel; High on Life

Galloperiet, Christiania, 8. august –  31. august, 2008, tirsdag-søndag kl. 12-18.
Fernisering: Fredag den 8. august, kl. 19-24 (kollektiv performance kl. 21 og musik kl. 22-24).
Siden 2000 har Evil Knievel optrådt på den internationale kunstscene med sine spektakulære og udfordrende performances. Nu er han kommet til Galloperiet på Christiania med udstillingen "Evil Knievel - High on Life". Udstillingen markerer begyndelsen på en ny retning i hans værk, hvor han udforsker den amerikanske ånds forhold til spiritualitet gennem den psykedeliske kultur.

Under sit tre ugers ophold på Christiania vil Evil Knievel således ikke blot udvide sit 'billedrepertoire', men hele sin professions koncept. Gennem meditation og sociale aktiviteter vil han grunde og blive et med bevægelsen "High on Life!"

Udstilling består af en installation og en performance. På Galloperiet vil Evil Knievel invitere indenfor i en totalinstallation af beduinertelt og høstakke. Her kan publikum konsultere den litteratur han studerer og se hans nye serie af såkaldte motivation posters, billeder der skal inspirere dig til at opdage din egen, helt særlige åndelige styrke. Det er do-it-yourself coaching for dig der vil noget stort med livet, ligesom Evil Knievel. Installationen vil også danne rammen om en række events, hvor film (torsdage) og mad (fredage) er medierne til at udforske den amerikanske ånds spiritualitet.

Parallelt med installationen vil Evil Knievel hver dag et sted på Christianias volde sidde i et hul under en baldakin og meditere 5 timer. Ved udstillingens slutning vil han rejse sig, oplyst og begynde arbejdet med High on Life. Information om meditationen indgår som en del af installationen på Galloperiet.
Udstillingen er kurateret af Jacob Lillemose og støttet af Goethe Instituttet og de to residency- programmer CPH AIR og CRIR.
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30 July - 8 August, 2008

SLEEPING IN SPANDRELS

Christopher Robbins and Douglas Paulson will be in Copenhagen Sleeping in Spandrels, from 30 July to August 9, 2008. SPANDRELS are unplanned-for spaces, forgotten architectural details, like the triangular space left beneath a stairwell, between an arch and the ceiling, under a bridge, behind a door: The term has been adopted by many professions to indicate the re-use of structures for purposes other than the originally intended - even body parts!

In this spirit of creating unintended uses, Douglas Paulson and Christopher Robbins will turn the water-borne Spandrels of Copenhagen into places to sleep. As part of Parfyme Deluxe's Harbour Laboratory, they will scour the waterways of Copenhagen for spandrels, and build structures for sleeping. Once they complete a structure, they will test it by sleeping in it that night, and then move on to their next, or else refine as needed, and re-test.

Now, this project will not take place in Christiania. Rather, it is an attempt to apply Christiania-inspired ideals of alternative urban architecture, collective ownership, and societal interventions into the city of Copenhagen.
See images from the projects
Download a PDF describing the project as DIY
Se also: www.christopher-robbins.com &  www.douglaspaulson.com
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July 2008

The Higher Academy of Happiness visits Christiania

The world usually measures how well a society is doing by its economy – GDP. There is a real interest now though in GNH – Gross National Happiness. Denmark is seen as one of the happiest places in the world. Christiania is its most famous social experiment. The Higher Academy of Happiness has therefore identified Christiania as a model of practice to develop the criteria for their new Happiness in the Workplace Awards..

The Academy’s consultant will be conducting action research via work experience placements, dialogue with random strangers, balloon games and time and motion studies. The inquiry will use the arts and experiential learning to produce data that defines good work and how it can be valued, and on job satisfaction and well-being in the workplace. Residents will be asked to engage as reflective practitioners in this groundbreaking research to share what they know with each other and the world outside.


Artist Rae Chapman trades under the name of the Higher Academy of Happiness, using art as a way of doing research on the good life.
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june 2008

Christiania's Local History Museum.

A study by Rasmus Blædel Larsen

"Museums perform their most fruitful public service by providing an educational experience in the broadest sense: by fostering the ability to live productively in a pluralistic society and to contribute to the resolution of the challenges we face as global citizens."
(Hein/Alexander 1994)
Primarily based on research at the Copenhagen City Museum, at the library of Museology and fieldwork at 7 local history museums in Denmark; the project's aim is to present an economically feasible, an academically viable and a location-sensitive model for a future history-museum about Christiania. The project is part of an ethnological apprenticeship at the City Museum of Copenhagen – and will result in a report, which will be endorsed by the Museum, then submitted to the University, and finally serve as a possible starting-point for the creation of a local history museum in/about Christiania. The Last phase of the project is to register objects inside Christiania, which may be part of a future collection. The objects are photographed, catalogued, and the story or stories the object represents are documented – and hopefully the result will be a fine initial virtual collection of objects and a burlesque edifying anthology of stories – which may serve as the cornerstone of a future 'House-of-Experiences-so-Far'.

Support - objects, photographs, documents, reports, ideas - are wholeheartedly appreciated.
Rasmus /rasmus@artsourcelab.net/
(which is also where to request a copy of the report - in danish)
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2nd -8th of July

Tania Georgoupli from Greece IS resident

In London and thanks to my MA , I have come in contact , with various journalists from all over the world . And although all of them follow the news I was surprised to find out that only one or of them know the story of Christiania . That motivated me to dedicate my Thesis project , a fifteen minute documentary for radio to Christiania and its current situation . My project will look into the problems that Christiania is facing with the government, what will be done after the decision taken on the 2nd of July . At the same time will try to lively present the real life of Christiania , with the help of the citizens and their stories in an effort to explain to the audience how does this community exactly works .

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20th of May 2008

TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAW YOU MUST BE HONEST

(Update) The film about law and justice in Christiania made by Nicoline van Harskamp during her CRIR residency has been screened and exhibited in the following places:
September 2008, Taipei Biennial, Taipei
www.taipeibiennial.org

February 2008, Gasworks, London

February 2008, Shedhalle, Zürich 

January 2008, International Film Festival, Rotterdam

November  2007, Insa Art Space for the Arts Council Korea, Seoul

September 2007, ACU cinema, Utrecht 

September 2007, Galopperiet, Christiania 

July  2007, Libertarian Party of the Netherlands

June 2007, Dutch Anual Anarchist Meeting

April 2007, Arsenal Art, Poznan

March 2007, Casco Projects, Utrecht 
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10th of May 2008

Uta koegelsberger - photographer


Uta has been working on the Paradise series.
Watch a conversation with lisa Le Feuvre below about the work below:
http://www.utakogelsberger.com/work/paradise/index.htm
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10th of May 2008

CRIR LOOKING FOR NEW APPLICATIONS!

As we have the possibility to continue using the wonderful house at Mælkebøtten till at least the 1st of November 2008 we now welcome applications for a residency at the CRIR. In general we grant stays of 2-3 weeks at a time unless the specific project needs a different time frame. We consider applications on a running basis, so the sooner we receive it the better
Take a look at the menu above: "how to apply". 
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10th of May 2008

Paths Through Utopias, Isa Fremeaux & John Jordan

Activist and artist John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux have visited CRIR in march and April as a part of a dvd and publishing project. John Jordan was among other things a central figure in the creation of the Reclaim the Streets movement."Paths Through Utopias" is a book/dvd project which explores the possibility of pragmatic utopias existing within a deeply dystopian historical moment. It involves a 7 month journey across Europe visiting approximately 15 Utopian experiments. These range from a low impact permaculture community living in benders on a hill in Devon to a squatted Somalian embassy run by refugees in Brussels, from an anarchist School that has existed for 20 years in southern Spain to an occupied factory on the Edges of Belgrade.
See a short presentation here
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10th of April  2008

Public Pen-Pal Project

For just a bit more than two weeks in January I got to live in Christiania’s researchers in resident apartment in Mælkebøtten and wander around Christiania and Copenhagen hearing the exciting stories of the free city, how some of you got here and what it means to you.

Now I’m looking to share those stories a bit wider with a Public Pen-Pal Project (PP-PP). One part community development research, one part art project PP-PP is looking for a few people in Christiania who are willing and interested in exchanging letters and stories with public housing residents in Toronto, Canada. While these two communities are very different one thing they both have in common is that they are facing the threat of being removed through government sponsored gentrification. Whether it’s called normalization, or as in Toronto revitalization, this new development is threatening to erase the everyday stories that make these palaces unique.
www.publicpenpal.blogspot.com
public.pen.pal@gmail.com
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9th of April 2008

CHRISTIANIA'S SYMBOLISM, Rosario Ugarte 


Christiania’s symbolism is an ongoing photo documentary project which looks forward to to understand Christiania’s ideas, foundations and beliefs in order to identify its contribution to our global society and the coming generations.
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25th of March 2008

Inger Wold Lund; U·to·pi·a


Entering Christiania with the Ferdinand Institute, on the quest for Utopia I quickly came to realize that my trip would take unexpected turns. Things were different than I had expected. I was different than I had expected. I found it hard to include people in my work. I put up posters for people to write on if they had any ideas of where Utopia was to be found, but the answers didn’t get me far. “Et sted i Skåne” (a place in Skåne), “Et rent offentlig toalett” (a clean public toilet) and “Om du blot ville hengive dig til mig” (if you would simply surrender yourself to me) seemed like solutions better then the ones I had come up with, but they didn’t get me there. I felt naïf. What superpowers did I think I had, getting myself out on an expedition like that? I really wasn’t feeling very well. And I was wearing my heart in short sleeves. It was not even springtime.

Deciding to follow in the old explorers footsteps I got hold of several maps of Copenhagen. I trusted my gut feeling, Utopia was to be found, but I realized that my sense of direction couldn’t be trusted. Inspired by Christiania’s slogan “Christiania, you have my heart”, and my own dubious bloodsupplier, I drew a number of routes shaped as hearts. I took the bike that so generously was offered to me and biked away. In heart shapes. Looking for Utopia. Sometimes people joined me. Sometimes I met people on the road. Sometimes I invited them for dinner. One time I biked farther then I had the powers to do. I got really angry, and didn’t even appreciate the albino deer that popped out around every corner, although that’s the kind of thing that I have seen pictured on drawings of Utopia. I am still not sure if I passed Utopia. Once, inside Christiania, while lying in a fine mans arms he told me that what I was looking for was right there. I don’t know though.

I visualized my trips. I found that the best way to show what I was doing. Inspired by the esthetics I saw around me in Christiania, I used thick black marker on the maps I had gotten hold of. All I left visible was the heart I had biked the outline of. It felt right. That was as far as I could see, and as close as I could be. I gave one map away to the man that said I had found Utopia. He said he wished I would stay, but I left.
(3 weeks later I found out that the reason I was not feeling well was anemia)
 
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1st of February 2008

WATCHING THE DANISH GOVERNMENT, Jonathan trayner

After arriving in here I realised that I did not want to look at Christiania but from it, this place has so many observers wanting to learn its supposed secrets, some benign some less so, and I did not feel that I wanted to do this. 

I was interested in the whole ‘paranoia’ about surveillance that we all have, control over our image and our identity, combined with the collection of huge amounts of unnecessary data that governments and companies store on our actions and movements.  This is particularly close to the surface in a place like Christiania at a time like this.  I decided therefore to go out into Copenhagen and secretly film the people going in and out of various government buildings, mainly parts of the Finance Ministry as they now deal with Christiania.  This was for me a form of symbolically redressing the balance; you film us, we film you.

Read the article here

The weblink for the video is:
http://www.trayner.org/crir/watching.htm


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January 2008
Public Pen-pal project


For just a bit more than two weeks in January I got to live in Christiania’s researchers in resident apartment in Mælkebøtten and wander around Christiania and Copenhagen hearing the exciting stories of the free city, how some of you got here and what it means to you.

Now I’m looking to share those stories a bit wider with a Public Pen-Pal Project (PP-PP). One part community development research, one part art project PP-PP is looking for a few people in Christiania who are willing and interested in exchanging letters and stories with public housing residents in Toronto, Canada.

While these two communities are very different one thing they both have in common is that they are facing the threat of being removed through government sponsored gentrification. Whether it’s called normalization, or as in Toronto revitalization, this new development is threatening to erase the everyday stories that make these palaces unique.

publicpenpal.blogspot.com
public.pen.pal@gmail.com

Bio
Sheryl-Ann Simpson
Sheryl-Ann in finally finishing up her MA in Community Development and Planning at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States, and her research focuses on how large-scale government and business decisions impact our everyday lives and spaces.
With a Public Pen-Pal Project she is hoping to link individuals living in very different locations who, nevertheless, are dealing with perhaps surprisingly similar situations.
The goal is to allow people to share their stories, reflect critically on their own experiences, and, just like childhood pen-pals, hopefully create an opportunity for new friendships across distance.

http://wheretohere.com/cv/


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16th December 2007

Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands

By Richard Jackman and Robert Lawson, Bus No. 8  will be screened on Sunday, 16 December at 19:00 in Byens Lys in the Fabriken building in Christiania. The video is about 40 minutes and there will be a brief question and answer period following.
See the website: www.busno8.com

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03rd November

Angela Dorrer in CRIR


New resident for November is Artist Angela Dorrer. You can follow her project at the Urban Pilgrim homepage where you can also take part by filling in the questionnaire. Go to Urban Pilgrims homepage
Download the press release for the Christiania project

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01st of October

Cyrano from Brazil, resident in October

Cyrano has been working in a variety of social justice organizations and have been here to learn from Christiania and put these experiences back to use in Bazil read his blog here

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09th of October

Seminar on Democracy in christiania

Thursday the 11.th of October at 20:00 at Gallopperiet
What is needed to regain trust in the communal meeting?
When it's the same Christianites coming again and again, is it then because of an in-efficient meeting form?
Is the communal meeting to be strengthened or shut down?

CRIR invites you for an evening about democracy in Christiania.
Introduction by
Jakob Kærgaard, who has studied the structure of Christiania's meetings during the communal meeting in the spring.
Read his study and proposals here (pdf)

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6th of October 2007

Exhibition; CRIR 2004-2007 at GAllopPeriet


We display research and projects made in the last three years in connection to CRIR. It can be seen 6th-28th of October inside Christiania at the Gallopperiet.

download the list of artists (.doc in Danish)

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September 2007

3rd Generation Christiania

Allan Alfred Birkegaard Hansted is resident at CRIR in September in relation to a research for a film about the youth in Christiania centering round Rosinhuset that is also situated in mælkebøtten.

" How to rebel in a society that is already in a state of rebellion? How do the young people relate to the world outside the town of Christiania and how are they perceived from the outside? How is it being a teenager living in a different society?"

Read a short description of the film here (pdf 5 Mb)

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17th of July 2007

Kayle Brandon: THE Dogs of christiania


Kayle is revisiting CRIR to finish her study of the dogs of Christiania, above animation by Kayle Brandon 2007.
See the Site here: http://irational.org/kayle/dogs

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4th of July 2007

Guests from Bethanien in Berlin at CRIR

They have been making an exhibition at Gallopperiet, press below:

Desire squat resist
Bethanien meets Christiania 7. – 29. July.

I hjertet af Kreuzberg står Bethanien – det først besatte hus i Berlin. Siden December 1971 har forskellige grupper beboet, kæmpet for - og brugt det statelige gamle sygehus. Siden nedlæggelsen af sygehusfunktionen i 1960´erne har kommunen ønsket at skille sig af med ejerskabet – nedrivning, privatisering og en række visionsløse lokalplaner har konstant truet husets eksistens. Men husets skiftende beboere har aldrig givet op og i efteråret 2006, efter en intens forhandlingsrunde og politisk lobbyisme, lykkedes det at få en lovliggørelse på plads og signeret af de stridende parter. Nu forestår den vanskelige og konfliktrige udmøntning af aftalen. Vækker denne beskrivelse et déjá vu i læseren, så kom på Gallopperiet - se og lær om hvordan man organiserer sig i Berlin - Tyskerne kommer!!
Der vil blive vist film og foranstaltet div. Udvekslingsaftaler.
Gallopperiet, Stadens Museum for Kunst, 1440 Christiania, Loppebygningen.
Åbent Tir.-Søndag 14-19. Fri entre. Fernisering: Lørdag 7. juli kl. 15.
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5th of May 2007

Anders Lund Hansen Resident in May

Anders Lund Hansen is a researcher and teacher at the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University. Lund Hansen has a Ph Licentiate and PhD degree in Human Geography from Lund University, and a BA in Geography and MSc in Human Geography, both from University of Copenhagen. In the fall terms of 2002 and 2004, he was visiting research scholar at Center for Place Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center of the University of New York (CUNY). Anders Lund Hansen’s special interests are political economy, urban social theory, uneven development, urban space wars, globalization, gentrification, urban politics and property markets. For five years he has been an elected board member of the non-profit housing assosiation Lejerbo København. Through this work he has taken active part in the production of the urban space of Copenhagen. He also experiments with filmmaking.
Read an article for the local paper  "Christianshavneren" about the rebuilding of "Cigarkassen" 
( .doc format in Danish)

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4th of April 2007

Kayle Brandon: THE Dogs of christiania

British artist Kayle Brandon is going to make a work that comments on how the social and politic relations of humans extends beyond the realms of human concern into non-human lives and laws. Project title; ”The dogs of Christiania”

http://irational.org/kayle

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25th of March 2007

Jo Zahn resident in march

Jo Zahn, a video artist from Hamburg, is doing a communicative research for a film, which will be broadcasted at the local Copenhagen TV station tv-tv. Jo wants to research the relations christianites have to the pictures often shown of Christiania. How could Christiania be represented in relation to the many different perspectives of people living there?

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12th of March 2007

Papers from the seminar

On the 15th of February CRIR organised a discussion event at Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen in connection with Nicoline van Harskamp's video installation "To live outside the law you must be honest".
Here you can read papers by professor Eric Clark and Dr. Jamie Stapleton
 
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21st of January 2007

Open Call

CRIR is seeking research proposals, deadline 20th of February 2007
Read the Open Call here.

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18th of January 2007

CRIR researcher Nicoline van Harskamp shows at

Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.


Stills from "To Live Outside the Law You Must Be Honest..."

The Exhibition opens 10th of February and run till 25th of March 2007
Nicoline van Harskamp will show a 3 part video work based on Christiania research:
"To Live Outside the Law You Must Be Honest..."

The videos deal with how to make, enforce and judge law in a free state. It is based on dialogues with residents in Christiania and with libertarians and anarchists in London.

SEMINAR I
In relation to the exhibition there will be a seminar with and about CRIR
15th of February 2007 at 7-9 pm
Place: Nikolaj
With Lise Autogena (CRIR)  
Erik Clark (University of Lund)
Dr. Jamie Stapleton (Birkbeck School of Law, London)
Emmerik Warburg (Lives in Christiania, CRIR)
Ditlev Nissen (ex Christianit, consultant in sustainability)

FILM NIGHTS:
Thursday evenings at Nikolaj there will be screenings of new and documentaries about Christiania.
1st of March: Lov & Orden i Christiania, Nils Vest, 9 min,  1974,  Lov & Orden i Christiania 2, Nils Vest, 28 min, 2003
8th of March: Christiania - Du har mit hjerte, Nils Vest, 60 min, 1991
15th of March: Circus Krigen, Jørn Balther, 40 min, 2005
22nd of March: Kulturkrigen, Jørn Balther, 40 min, 2006

Read the article in the newspaper Politiken (in Danish)

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26th of December 2006

Maria Pranzo (Italy)

Will be CRIR researcher through February 4th 2007 on a sociological research financed by Sapienza Rome University.

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November 2006

From CRIR researcher Michael Baers:

The comic strip "What is the Mystery" published in "Ugespejlet" read it online

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3rd of November 2006

CRIR at "public works" london

 
CRIR did a presentation in at Public Works London followed by dinner
Contributions by Lise Autogena, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Emmerik Warburg, Jens Brandt, Nicoline Van Harskamp, Jamie Stapleton, Neil Chapman & Martin Wooster and Michael Baers.
www.publicworksgroup.net

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2nd October 2006

Half Machine Café in the Grey Hall

Three Dancers from Berlin are staying in the CRIR-residency, while participating in Half Machine Café.
Johanna, Jaro and Francesco.
Thursday, Oct. 5. through Sunday Oct. 8.
Program in english
Flyer in .pdf
Half Machine Homepage

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5th of September 2006

Richard Jackman and Robert Lawson


Video documentarists Richard Jackman and Robert Lawson (Seattle, WA, USA) will be in Christiania from 16 September through 29 September, shooting the documentary "our heart is in your hands"
Please write to busno.8@gmail.com for more info.
Info about "Our Heart is in Your Hands"

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1st of September 2006

Update

The CRIR house has yet some time to go, as the Maelkeboetten Meeting has not decided what to do.We hope that the house can accommodate scientists and artists for another 6 - 8 months.

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29th of August 2006

SARAH MINTER in The Grey Hall

Video and discussion
Tuesday 29 August  at  22.30 hrs
Mexican video artist Sarah Minter has been working this summer at the CRIR house making a video  about  and for Christiania.
She will present some excerpts of a Work in progress
MULTIVERSE 1 a visual symphony about Christiania
Also previous video pieces will be screened.
Sarah Minter is a well known video artist and teacher from Mexico City.
This is her second visit to Christiania
Click for more info:
Sarah Minter
www.video-mexico.org/intervalos

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1 - 27th of August 2006

German artist couple: Dellbrügge & de Moll

"Perfect location"
www.perfectlocation.de
Download the Questionnaire here!

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17 - 28th of July

Nicoline van Harskamp

Dutch artist. Nicoline was here last year doing research.
This time she is doing:

She wrote last year:
"SELF-POLICING AND NEIGHBOURLINESS IN THE FREETOWN OF CHRISTIANIA
-looking for stories, opinions and historical material!
From November 17th to December 4th, I am working in Christiania as a ‘Researcher in Residence’, trying to learn something about the way the Freetown is organised.
In my art practise, I work with the idea that public space is in many ways owned by the people who spend the most time using it or watching it- professionally, out of curiosity, out of boredom or otherwise.
I have made projects in which I interviewed and photographed security guards, police officers, neighbourhood wardens and other professional street observers in Istanbul, London, Glasgow, Rotterdam and Berlin. This ‘Guide to Guards’ series is about formal control structures, but I also make work about informal structures, or social control, in cities."
Web site: www.vanharskamp.net

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28th of June - 17th of July 2006

Sarah Minter

Video Artist, video professor and curator from Mexico City.
Sarah was here in 2002 in collaboration with Warburg and this time she wants to make a video for Christiania.
Web site:
Sarah Minter 
www.imdb.com/name/nm1334984

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13-28 June 2006

Vanja Larberg

After an appointment with Mitro from NIFCA we offer Vanja residency here.
Vanja is a Swedish architect from Gotemburg engaged in social perspectives of new housing areas. She writes:
"The possibility to be part of a network concerned with social perspectives on architecture is thrilling. Since my graduation two and a half years ago I have been struggling with what my way of being an architect looks like."

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28th of May - 13th of June 2006

Half Machine

Work and exhibition visit
This year half machine is doing a 1 week program
Check it out:
www.halfmachine.info

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8 - 27th of May 2006

Marianne Rydvald

Marianne Rydvald working on restoring the painting (photo: The National Museum)

Work Visit
Marianne is here doing a major repair on one of her mural paintings.
This one (13 sq meter) was taken down from the Infohuset some years ago, and has been secured by Marianne. It has now been bought by Nationalmuseet (Danish National museum of History) intended to be used as the front for a major exhibition on Christiania in 2007.
She has later received a grant from Kunststyrelsen including a flat and first class workshop facilities
www.kunststyrelsen.dk/DIVA
www.natmus.dk/sw33144.asp (info in danish)

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18 - 27th of March 2006

Architectural group

Research Visit
Students from Unit 10* from the Architectural Association London together with Kathrin Böhm and Andreas Lang from the London based art/architecture collective public works ** are going to visit the free town Christiania in Copenhagen in March 2006.
www.publicworksgroup.net
www.mobileporch.net
www.gasworks.org.uk/layout
www.myvillages.org

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8th of March 2006

Michael Baers

Visual artist Michael Baers from California USA is here doing a preliminary research on a cartoon series for Ugespejlet. He is also engaged in teachings in Odense, so he will be here forth and back. Baers is presently living in Friedrichshain, Berlin.

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27th of February 2006

Alicja Lindert

Polish Sociology student Alicja Lindert and Michal. (1 week). From Wroslaw.

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1st of February 2006

Linas Svolkinas

Lithuanian anthropologist Linas Svolkinas (University of Copenhagen) is on a long term field study in Christiania, staying in CRiR.

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29th of December 2005

Porter Fox

Journalist Porter Fox (New York Times Magazine) is here for 9 days writing a background article to be published this summer.

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19th of November 2005

Nicoline van Harskamp

Nicoline van Harskamp will explore the idea of self-government and how this relates to self-policing, neighbourliness and social control in the freetown. She works with the idea that a city is a collection of buildings and streets as well as a collection of memories, human connections, narratives and networks can be discovered when looking at informal urban structures.
www.vanharskamp.net

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26th of November 2005

Newspaper article

The Christiania focused newspaper 24timeravis.dk has published an article about CRiR.
firetyvetimeromcrir.htm. In danish
Sorry about the broken link. Server life ended!
Controversive article about right wing party "Venstre" politician about the houses on the rampart
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