- an exhibition and performance with 100 personal portraits of 100 refugees
12-28 April 2017, Copenhagen City Hall
Meet 100 former refugees in the exhibition and performance 100% Foreign?. 100 portraits and interviews bring forward the diversity of personalities, stories and opinions hidden behind the term ‘refugee’.
The photos are taken with Tivoli as a colourful and culturally diverse background, far from the social realistic images the media are depicting of refugees. The interviews focus on the people behind the ‘refugee’ category in order to challenge the stereotypes and give place to highly individual and personal stories.
The 100 refugees participating are selected according to statistics in order to each represent 1% of the 161.000 former refugees from 36 countries, who have obtained asylum in Denmark since 1956.
In the weekend of 21-23 April, you can meet the refugees one-on-one when they tell their personal stories to individual members of the audience. The stories will also be available as podcasts in the exhibition and online.
Copenhagen City Hall
Exhibition – opening 12 April 13.30-15.00 / 18-28 April 10.00-17.00, Sat. 10.00-13.00
Performance – 21, 22, 23 April
- Free admission to the exhibition.
- Performance tickets are free, but limited. Booking opens approximately 1 April.
- Exhibition texts in Danish and English. Performance language mainly Danish.
Exhibition concept and photos: Maja Nydal Eriksen
Interviews: Mette Katrine Balle Jensen, Sisse Nat-George
Research and text: Arian Odabaei
Produced by Københavns Internationale Teater
Collaboration partners: Dansk Flygtningehjælp, De Danske Sprogcentre, Rådet for Etniske Minoriteter, Københavns Universitet, VerdensKulturCentret
Support: The Committee for Performing Arts Project Funding, The City of Copenhagen, Sportgoodsfonden, Interkulturelt Center, Knud Højgaards Fond
CHANGING METROPOLIS III – PUBLICATION
The third publication in the Changing Metropolis series is ready. 53 articles and 300 pages where artists, architects and academics who participated in the festival and laboratory delve into topics and themes from Metropolis 2012-15.
You find articles by architects and city planners working with cultural planning and temporariness; by artists confronting and expanding possibilities and limitations in the city; by academics giving the urban artistic practice a broader societal perspective. You also find more than 100 photos from four years of artistic actions in Copenhagen using domino blocks, plastic bubbles, corn, tape, tiles, string, etc.
Changing Metropolis III is available online here.
If you are interested in the printed version, it is available for DKK 150 (incl. delivery to Denmark) and DKK 200 for delivery to the rest of Europe. Send a mail with your order to firstname.lastname@example.org