"About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place"
It has been a long held ambition to realise the construction of the Megalopolis Project. The initial project was created more that ten years ago. It was given a `test run exhibition´ in 2011 with the construction of the Graveyard Installation courtesy of the late Modtar Projects situated in the Latin Quarter, Copenhagen. Ten years later The Megalopolis Project concept has been taken off the shelf of possibilities and placed firmly on the work table. The construction of the Megalopolis Project will be made possible by a creative consortium of ;
Galvin Harrison + T.N.G. / Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) / Bo-Vita ( Helhedsplan) / Stenbroens Forening / F C Y N
The Megalopolis individual sculptures are flexible in design which allows the facilitation of a varying number of possible hybrid projects. Given the extraordinary circumstances that we as a civilisation find ourselves with regard to the contemporary Covid-19 pandemic the initiative has been taken to embrace the concept of online creative learning. The expertise of the Copenhagen Contemporary and ARKEN learning departments will manage the online teaching operation whilst T.N.G. will support the venture by managing and constructing the individual MEGALOPOLIS building kits that will be used as a teaching tool. The objective is that the `delivered´ construction kits act as the creative catalyst and enabler for an ambitious social fusion to take place with the primary consideration being education, creative awareness and personal empowerment.
Galvin Harrison + T.N.G. (The Next Generation) is a collective installation project. It is a community based project initiated by Galvin Harrison and is located in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen with the objective of changing and improving the lives and futures of people who are in the main of Middle Eastern and African origin. One of the underlying and problematic issues that resides within all young people that have inherited the social and stigmatic DNA of the indigenous Middle Eastern and African migrant is that of personal identity. It is with the hope and the firm conviction that the forming of Galvin Harrison + T.N.G. will travel some of the required distance in instilling a fundamental sense of understanding, pride and profound self awareness in all of the participating contributors to the project.
Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is Copenhagen’s international art center showing installation art created by world stars and new emerging talents. CC occupies the magnificent former B&W welding hall offering a total of 7,000 m2 of beautiful industrial halls with plenty of space to show the technical and large formats in which many contemporary artists work: total installations, performance art, and monumental video works. Art that can often be entered and sensed with the whole body.
CC is one of Scandinavia’s largest exhibition venues for contemporary art and a lively meeting place for a wide audience. CC creates collaborative partnerships and organises events with a number of different partners across cultural genres locally and internationally. You can attend art talks, art walks, concerts, creative workshops for children, visit CC’s own shop offering Scandinavian design, and experience the unique and historical city district of Refshaleøen.
Bo-Vita is the former Lejerbo Copenhagen, which was founded in 1951. Today we run a housing association under the name Bo-Vita which is part of the BO-VEST community. We have 5,500 homes in 60 residential units all over Copenhagen. Bo-Vita has family homes, youth housing, elderly housing and senior housing communities, as well as a single department with co-owner-occupied dwellings.
BO-VEST housing social work is a priority. All our housing units must be attractive and well-functioning, so residents are proud of them and want to stay. We take responsibility where extra attention is needed. We work with municipalities and other housing associations, and look at the whole in relation to building cases, housing advice, debt advice and department operations. BO-VEST manages social housing master plans in Albertslund, Brøndby Strand, København and Greve Nord. We have gained great knowledge about social work, active citizenship and the importance of good neighbourliness.
STENBROENS FORENING (Stonebridge Association) is a diverse association for both sports, culture & art. We have created a young children's literature and motoric and linguistic stimulation
concept entitled `Troldebold´ in collaboration with 2200 bedtime stories along with Girl's Football on the Roof with the kindergarten Krible Krable and a further institution Barndommens Land on the roof at Vermundsgade. Foot tennis, Badminton, Yoga, Football and E-sport have been part of the program in association with the youth club FCYN in Nørrebrohallen. Stenbroens Forening has also been a creative bridge builder for the T.N.G. (The Next Generation) art workshop in encouraging and arranging for young people to be involved in several specific art projects.
The youth club FCYN located at Nørrebro, Copenhagen opened its doors to the area's young people in August 2016. The youth club is the result of a merger of several of the area's former youth clubs. Therefore, a large part of the members are gathered from different parts of the district and from different schools.
We have children and young people, mainly from Nørrebro Park School and Rådmandsgade School, which are the two municipal schools in the area as well as several different private schools.
We have members aged 9-17 years and are rated at approx. 300 places for the 9-14 year old´s in the centre and 30 places for the 14-17 year old´s in our small Youth Club.
At FCYN we have a wealth of nationalities and see ourselves as a multi ethnic and diverse youth club as reflected both in the staff group and among the attending members.