Danish Design Centre/Ministry of Finance and Growth
CPH Design Week
Various venues, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tina Midtgaard & Karen Kjaergaard
Installations by IKEA, Erik Juul Architects, Copenhagen Design Week, CITA, EGE a.o.
The Human Factor
Setting the future scene for creative societies is far more complex than ever. Sharing, co-creation and connectivity are generating new operating systems as we enter the age of the human.
In a progressive society that recognizes this challenge and the impact human behaviour leaves on the environment, creative platforms are indispensable drivers in developing new mindsets. To escape dogmatic views an antropological and holistic approach provides important tools in the process of reformatting the standards of human life.
Design, art, architecture and urban planning have always been strong contributors in defining cultural behaviour, not least through the recognition of the interdisciplinary potential between the different domains.
In addition to this, the continuous dialogue between theory and practice combined with the constant urge to explore form and material add new dimensions to the future conception of design with a human imprint.
Copenhagen Design Week 2011 is challenging standardised practice, exhibiting new-urban structures, experiments and idealistic creativity revolving around the idea of up-cycling in any field of the multifacetted landscape of creative thinking.
“The second edition of the fantastic Copenhagen Design Week just kicked off, and Inhabitat is on the scene capturing all bustling events going down in Danish capital. This year’s fair features lots of exhibits, international conferences, street installations, workshops, awards and open showrooms all throughout the city. But for any good design week hunter, the natural starting point is of course the Information Point! Located right by the incredible Copenhagen Kvæsthusmolen Harbor, the stacked structure has been built from one of our favorite building materials: recycled shipping containers!”