Architecture as Social Integration
August 26th – September 2nd 2018
in Skagen, DK
The Summer School 2018 focused on architectural space as a tool for social integration in Skagen.
The ten films produced during the summer school will be shared here and on CAFx.dk during the fall.
01 Encounter by Bayan Mujahed from Jordan 5:00
02 Hullet by Sally Rud from Denmark 5:09
03 Colour as a Status by Christina Elliott from United Kingdom 3:24
04 The Arrival by Cemre Önertürk from Turkey 05:13
05 Windowstills, Windows as Showcases of Social Integration by Christina Voumvouraki from Greece 03:18
06 Routine by Sara Prestini from Italy 03:24
07 Spatiul // Dintre - The space in Between by Lavinia Ghimbasan from Romania 04:09
08 Genbrug – gebraucht by Ibrahim Klingeberg-Behr from Germany 6:42
09 Arttourists by Sara Jurincic from Croatia 4:45
10 Kul-Peter & Krøl-Hans by Mathilde Stubmark from Denmark
About the summer school 2018:
The town of Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, located on the top of the Jutland peninsula. It is widely known for the Scandinavian artist colony ’Skagensmalerne’, who assembled and worked in Skagen from the late 1870s until the turn of the century. But it is also one of Denmark’s main fishing ports, and the unique nature in the area in addition to the large number of architectural and cultural sights attract up to two million tourists annually, making it what you might call a seasonal town.
Since 1980, the population of Skagen has decreased by almost 50% and the city is currently home around 8.000 inhabitants – a sharp contrast to the vast number of tourists that fill the streets during the summer. Since the EU’s eastern enlargement in 2004, many Eastern Europeans have come to Denmark to work. The outskirts of Denmark have experienced a particularly large influx. Out of the 8.000 inhabitants in Skagen, about 300 are Romanians, the majority of whom share apartments in Mosegården and have only minimally integrated into the community. They typically work in the factories, the hotels, restaurants and campsites.
Skagen has integrated foreign fishermen, alternative artists and other newcomers from near and far throughout its history. So how is the town meeting and incorporating these newcomers into the social structure of Skagen in 2018? The participants will investigate the spaces of social integration and work with documenting and/or staging in order to create short cinematic portraits of the architecture of these cultural intersections.
Join the Summer School in Skagen and explore the architectural spaces of social integration under the guidance of filmmakers and architects. The summer school is a collaboration between the Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx) and the association Onsdagsskolen, headed by architect Susanne Eeg. During the week you will also meet renowned documentary filmmaker Lea Glob, scenographer Maja Ziska, filmmaker and photographer Sidsel Becker and anthropologist Tine Sønderby as well as local architects, cultural associations, businesses and citizens. Through the medium of film, they will all work with the participants to investigate and make portraits of the spaces of social integration in Skagen- be it in the fish factories, restaurant kitchens, local halls, shared apartments or maybe even imaginary.
Participants will work individually or in groups to sketch, build scale models, create small installations, photograph and finally film. The final films will be screened publicly to a wider audience in the Skagen cinema.
If you are a student, a professional in the fields of architecture, film, spatial design or visual anthropology or if you are simply interested in these fields and have basic experience working with film, sign up now for our summer school in August 2018.
The 2018 Summer School has been conceived by CAFx with support from Frederikshavn Municipality and DFI and realised in collaboration with the Association Onsdagsskolen.