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MUTOPIA presents sustainable scenarios for Denmark at The Danish Parliament

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Tonight, MUTOPIA presents the DK2050 scenarios for the green transition of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society at Christiansborg Palace, the seat of The Danish Parliament, as part of Copenhagen’s annual Culture Night.

How to create a sustainable society in 2050, which major opportunities for improving our live conditions does the green transition offer, and will the transformation be state driven, or will municipalities, citizens and private companies become major drivers of change?

Visitors of The Danish Parliament will be given the opportunity to consider pros and cons related to Denmark’s transition towards a low carbon society in 2050 by placing their vote – a green sphere, in a bowl corresponding to their favourite scenario.

The green transition scenarios have been developed as part of DK2050, a project headed and co-curated by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Danish Architecture Centre DAC for Realdania, 5 Danish government ministries and 10 municipalities.

The DK2050 scenarios will be showcased at the Constitution Chamber, as part of an event hosted by the parliamentary group for Alternativet/The Alternative, a new Danish political party focused on sustainable transition, a new political culture and the entrepreneurial creative power of society and individuals.

foto credits: FOTO24 by Klaus H. Markussen

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

MUTOPIA’s innovative work at the crossroads between architecture, urbanism, design and co-creation is featured in the latest news letter of the German International Salon and Exhibition for School Building Schulbau.

Under the title ‘Building Envelope – the DNA of end users’ a number of MUTOPIA’s ongoing school related projects are presented including The SPIRAL, Vertical Schoolyard and  X-House.

The article brings forth the multipurpose use quality of the projects, achieved through innovation based on a highly collaborative development process aimed at engaging end users in the creative process from the early project phases, along with experts, clients and stakeholders.

MUTOPIA at The People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’ on Bornholm

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MUTOPIA will give an insight into the development of urban scenarios for a carbon-free Denmark in 2050 at The People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’, Denmark’s open air political festival on society’s opportunities and challenges.

The People’s Meeting “Folkemødet” provides a unique platform for open debates, where politicians, citizens, businesses, NGO’s and organizations come together for free-of-charge seminars and informal meetings at Allinge on the island of Bornholm.

The presentation, organized as an ‘open’ workshop, is part of DK2050, an ambitious national project which brings together ten Danish municipalities, four ministries, three regions, and various foundations and private companies, to promote innovation and design concrete scenarios for life in Danish cities, towns and urban regions in 2050.

MUTOPIA is heading the overall architectural production of the DK2050 project, aimed at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society.

The event will take place the 12th of June, 19:30 – 20:30, at Kampeløkken Havn, “Dansk Arkitektur Center, H1″, Allinge, Bornholm.

MUTOPIA presents future cities at Venice Biennale

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

DK2050, the national project on urban development towards a carbon-free Denmark in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA, will be presented at this year’s Venice Biennale as part of The Danish Pavilion.

DK2050 aims at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society, based upon scenarios for future urban development.

How do we live in the future cities? Can we use the green transformation as an opportunity to design a richer and better society for everyone?

The Green Grid scenario envisions a Denmark dominated by individual values and lifestyles. The technological development is strong and supported by a forward-looking policy. The Danish cities are catalysts for the green transformation, in synergy with a market-driven development and vigorous bottom-up initiatives of change.

DK2050 is being curated and organized by the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in partnership with Realdania and the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Danish Ministry of Environment, the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth, and the Danish Ministry of Climate and Building.

The official opening of The Danish Pavilion will take place the 6th of June at 12:30 pm at The Danish Pavilion at Giardini di Castello.

DK2050 urban scenarios kick-off

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Partner-in-charge Serban Cornea presented the outlines of the DK2050 project for a large audience including representatives from ten Danish municipalities, 5 experts, four ministries and three regions at a kick-off event of the DK2050 urban scenarios at Aarhus Turbinehallen.

The event, dubbed Camp2 as a follow-up of previous meetings between DK2050 stakeholders, is the first step in the process of developing urban scenarios for a carbon-free Denmark in 2050 based upon an analytical report developed by socioeconomic, policy and research consultancies DAMVAD and Kairos Future.

MUTOPIA will be heading the overall architectural production of the DK2050 project, aimed at defining national and regional urban strategies that support the green transformation towards achieving a carbon-free society.

A number of 4 scenarios for 4 future ‘Denmarks’ will be developed by MUTOPIA along with architectural offices Sleth, Tredje Natur and We, and in collaboration with Rambøll Engineers.

The 4 scenarios will provide valuable insights into the possibilities of taking steps towards a greener Denmark, and will enable citizens and decision-makers to take the necessary decisions for achieving a better fossil-free society on an informed basis.

Pictures courtesy MUTOPIA and Henrik Wedel Sivertsen.