A daily route for the homeless.
For one year, from November 1, 2006 to October 31, 2007, I walked every day from Copenhagen Central Station to Heaven Express ¬ a shelter for homeless people – and took photos. Days when I couldn’t go, some of my friends walked the same stretch and picked up objects, which I photographed later:
The Dogwalk exhibition was arranged along the road between Copenhagen Central Station and the Heaven Express, from May 16 to June 1 in 2008.
Dogwalk was a part of the Get Lost project, developed and curated by the Danish Architecture Center, out of an initiative and idea of Tina Enghoff and Kent Klich.
The basis of the Get Lost project is that public space is a central platform to use the social environment and act therein. It’s more than a collection of buildings; it’s a strongly coded space, resting on territorial negotiations between different sections of the population. By connecting social and spatial themes, the project can elucidate our ways of moving around and being with each other in the public space, and discuss subjects like the privatization of public space, architecture as a structural power tool, and for whom the city is constructed.
“How do we move within the public space? In what ways do we meet eachother? Is the city intended for everybody? And what set of values serve as foundation for the development of Copenhagen into a metropolis?”
“The Get Lost initiative consist of alternative projects by artists and architects suggesting new ways and possibilities for a city that wishes and is able to have room for everybody.”
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