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17 - 28/06/2016

  • During workshop "Life expands from the cracks in the architecture" participants will explore the city and make some small physical changes in it trough urban exploration. The task will be to find usful "cracks" to make a small project in. They will divide into working groups and all get a similar tool set consisting of brooms, shovels, working vests, gloves and an optional last tool. The last tool can be tape, hose clamp, fabric, rope, for creating things within the space. All the spaces will be visited on day two and all groups will have a small opening of the space with talks and drinks.

    Bureau Detours is a creative organization with great interest in creating social environments in public spaces.They operate on various platforms in a mix of art, design, architecture and cityplanning. The key is, inspiring young and old to relate and bond with their city and neighborhood.

    A diverse mix of disciplines like designers, craftsmen, architects and visual artists work together to solve the task ahead. Bureau Detours’ unique mix of disciplines, have created changes and surprises since 2006. Out of all these experiences a philosophy was created to construct urban studies and present design methods in scale 1:1 in the public space.

    The bureau is mainly based in Denmark, it is however organized in small cells located in different European cities: Aarhus, Copenhagen and Kolding in Denmark, Oslo in Norway, Bordeaux in France and Rotterdam in The Netherlands. With every project in a new city, Bureau Detours aim to create a local department that will provide insight to the city, and will become their future allies.

    Danish Cultural Institute in Poland is partner of the project.

    The project has been supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and the Agency for Culture and Palaces.