Danish Design (and architecture)

Danish Design (and architecture)

– a philosophy

Get a thorough introduction to the history of ideas that lies underneath the world-famous Danish Design and architecture.

During the session, we will unfold these ideas and show how the concept of a humanistic and democratic ‘formgiving’ is present both in a chair, a LEGO brick and in urban spaces and architecture in Copenhagen.

You will see videos of Copenhagen’s buildings and urban spaces in combination with photos of Danish design objects. And you’ll learn how Danish architects typically embrace a holistic and democratic way of thinking that goes beyond history and aesthetic.

The session includes an interactive elaborate Q&A with your two speakers.

Your session hosts are:

Asser Munch

Asser is an architect by trade who turned to the dark side by taking a degree and now working as a construction engineer.

As an architect, he taught at the Aarhus School of Architecture and worked on various smaller building projects.

As an engineer, his line of work is structural engineering and he has a special affinity for timber structures.

You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.

Alice Lempel Søndergaard

Alice has worked in various positions in urban planning and strategy and is commenting on and reviewing new architecture.

She has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and she has a profound interest in how our built environment and city planning are influencing everyday life in the city.

Hassan Sørensen

Hassan has lived in Copenhagen and even abroad for many years, giving him the ability to see Copenhagen both from the inside and the outside.

As an Art Director and published history writer, he will provide you with inside about both what to look out for and what makes it extraordinary.

Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.