A great review of Age-Inclusive Public Space was just published in the latest edition Norwegian architecture magazine Arkitektur N (Nr. 4 2020). The review is written by Johnny Aspen, professor at the Institute of Urban Theory, Department of Landscape and Urbanism at the Oslo School of Architecture. It is a great honour for us to read this thorough reflection on our work. Find the review here and order the edition here.

Dominique will be contributing to the public webinar Smart Cities are universally designed cities initiated by the Nordic Welfare Centre on the 27th of October 10am CET. The webinar is free and the presenters will introduce interesting examples from across Scandinavia. The full programme and registrations can be found here.  

We are sad to announce that for the second time this year, we must cancel the launch event for our book Age-Inclusive Public Space we had planned with the Copenhagen Architecture Festival and the Architectural Association, due to the current developement of the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to hold an event and celebration at a different occasion. 

We will be giving a lecture at the Oslo School of Architecture AHO, as part of the Fall 2020 Lecture Series initiated by the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. The lecture is titled Elasticity, Polyvalence and Atmosphere - spatial concepts for an inclusive architectur and will take place digitally via Zoom Thursday September 17th at 10 am. 
The lecture is open to the public, and a link to the Zoom space can be requested by e-mail. Read more about the lecture and series here.

Alongside a great panel, consisting of the recognized urbanist Jan Gehl, vice-Chairwomen of the Architectural Association and vice-Dean at the Aarhus School of Architecture Kristine Leth Juul, Dominique will discuss the The Future of the Built Environment at this years Building Green Conference in Copenhagen. The panel, taking place the 28th of October 1pm, will be moderated by Director of the Architectural Association Lars Autrup. Find the ambitious program here.

We are thrilled to have another review of Age-Inclusive Public Space published. Renowned Dutch magazine Archined just published a wonderfully thorough review by Andrea Prins. Find the original here or a translation here.

We have just inspected a mock-up of the three dynamic market structures we have developed as part of a project for Næstved Kommune. The construction is set to be completed within a few short months.

The initiators and local community behind House of Walking celebrated a project milestone by publishing the project in its entirety on the building site. We are very happy to be involved in this inspiring project fusing community based tourism and local, sustainable development.

10.08.2020 Age-Inclusive Public Space made it to the long-list of nominees for an award at the “Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2020.” The prestigious annual competition initiated by the Foundation Buchkunst, is a celebration of innovation, design and quality and continues the long standing German tradition in the fields of books and publishing. The wonderful selection of awarded books can be found here.

Responding to the current moment and wishing to support these important initiatives we decided to donate a few copies of our book to the Design Yard Sale organized by alumni of the Harvard GSD. The project recieved donations from all across the Design community and raised over 100k $ for the Bail project and Colloqate. A wonderful collection of resources can be found here.

A short interview with Dominique is featured on the TV channel of Bundesverband Initiative 50Plus, a German organisation working on agendas concerning demographic change and the ageing population. The interview in German can be found here

Interview with Dominique & Kristian featured on Hatje Cantz’ website. Find it here.

A short but consise review of Age-Inclusive Public Space in Italian art (eccetera) magazine Artibune. Read it the italian version here or a translated version here.

We are very proud to be featured in the German weekly magazine Spiegel, with an interview about our book and age-inclusive spaces. Read the full interview here.

Dominique completed her 32km/12 hour walk as part of the 100 day performance Wa(l)king Copenhagen the 17th of June. Her walk 12 institutions thematizised the Danish welfare state from cradle to grave, and resulted in a series of livestreams combined with pre-recorded sound collages. See all the videos and read more about the project here.

Dominique and Kristian are back at the academy for a few days each summer. 
Since 2014 we have been appointed examiners at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, School of Architecture as well as the Aarhus School of Architecture. These coming weeks, we will be participating in the assesment of students’ work at masters and diploma levels in the fields of Culture, Transformation and Political Architecture. 

Dominique and Kristian have become members of the Nordic Expert Group on Loneliness and Social Isoloation. We are very happy to contribute to the important work of the Nordic Welfare Centre in Scandinavia. Read more about the work here.

Dominique will be participating in the 100 day
performance Wa(l)king Copenhagen initiated by performance group Metropolis. Metropolis is widely recognised for their art and performances in public spaces. 

Wa(l)king Copenhagen

100 ARTISTS, 100 WALKS, 100 DAYS
Metropolis has invited 100 artists living in Copenhagen to create 100 curated walks through the city over the
next 100 days starting 1 May, a day of collective walking. This can be seen as a performative diary form a city where the corona virus sets the agenda and has radically changed our daily life. Each artist walks for 12 hours and starts at home. Every hour he/she gives a “sign of life” via live-streaming.
Follow Wa(l)king Copenhagen live on facebook.

The day of the walk will be the 17th of June, and you can read about the program here.

Spaces of the Public (T. Frogner, J. Wiewiura, V. Hendricks & F. Stjernfeldt eds) an anthalogy featuring a series of Scandinavian writers and artists was reviewed by philosopher Steen Nepper Larsen in Danish Newspaper Information (Danish).

Our letter to the Mayor of Copenhagen is included in the podcast Byens Ånd produced by the Danish Architecture Center. Listen to the episode here (Danish).

The studio was invited to contribute to a series of visions Post Covid-19 for the future of architecture and the built environment, initiated by the Danish Architecture Association. The essay thematizes digital and local production and its’ implications for city planning. The essay can be found here (Danish).

Review of ‘Age-Inclusive Public Space’ by Rumsans/Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut. Find it here (Danish)

Dominique and Kristian were invited by Copenhagen Architecture Festival to write a letter to the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen - under the series “Letters to the Mayor. The digital publication containing all the letters can be found here (Danish).

Kristian Ly Serena was interviewed by the editor of the New Books Network Marshall Poe. The conversation centers around the studios’ work on age-inclusive public space, with a special emphasis on intergenerational encounters. Find the podcast here (English).

The podcast is also featured on publisher Hatje Cantz’ anniversary website, among other really inspiring work www.art-on-the-beat.com


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