A Religious Encounter in Roskilde Museum

A Religious Encounter in Roskilde Museum

By Paulina Gretkierewicz I love religious art. I grew up going to church with my family every Sunday. I come from Poland, the country that is not only very catholic but also grossly fetishizes religious depictions. In November of 2010, a 53 meters tall statue of Christ the King was built in a small Polish town of Świebodzin. It is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world, bigger even than the famous Cristo Redentor looking over Rio de Janerio…

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Inside the sacred

Inside the sacred

By Nicoline Bonø Reindel, Nadia Charlotte Dahlgren Petersen and Josephine Amanda Jørgensen We are rushing down Købmagergade with our coffee to go, looking for the Mariam Mosque on our way to Friday prayer. Growing up in Denmark with Christian and atheist parents, we are excited to experience this Islamic ritual for the first time. The mosque is nowhere to be found at first sight. No minaret or glorious entrance as we imagined it. The mosque is located in an apartment…

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Sugar : Facing the Danish national history first hand

Sugar : Facing the Danish national history first hand

By Anna Gerda Nielsen and Amalie Glimø Christensen “Many thinks that the Danish colonialism in the Danish West Indies, were more human and gentle, than other colonial countries” (Det Olske Orkester.dk) The performance Sugar forms a critical picture of Denmark’s self-understanding as a slave nation. The play takes place a stage not like the ones you are used to. There are no walls or “backstage”, and the scene is surrounded by the audience. The floor of the stage is made…

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Apostelkirken – An international community

Apostelkirken – An international community

By Peter Krøgh Lundby Gravesen, Ida Cecilie Guttman Gammeltoft og Asmus Sebastian Kobbernagel On a rainy Sunday in March, we took part in a Christian service in Apostelkirken (The Apostel’s Church) on Vesterbro, Copenhagen. Compared to ‘normal’ churches, what sets Apostelkirken apart is that it is a so-called ‘integration church’. We had decided beforehand that we would base this blog post on observations and refrain from doing interviews. The first thing we noticed was two non-Danish looking men in casual attire…

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Agency of space: re-conceptualising Absalon church

Agency of space: re-conceptualising Absalon church

By Guðrun Henrysdóttir In 2014 Absalon Church situated in the district of Vesterbro in Copenhagen closed after almost a century of service. Shortly after businessman and founder of Tiger, Lennart Lajboschitz, bought the church and made it a culture house or as it is called in Danish, “folkehus”. As such, Absalon intends to function as “the extension of your own living-room”, with daily communal dining, baby-yoga and swing dance, to name a few of the scheduled activities (www.absaloncph.dk). A considerable…

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Stories from Palestine through embroidered dresses

Stories from Palestine through embroidered dresses

By Riia Marette Mäkilä “By virtue of being made by women, and worn on the body, clothing is an intimate catalyst for the exploration of history.” Rachel Redman, Curator I was very excited to go and see the new exhibition ‘Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery’ in the Palestinian Museum, as I have seen Palestinian embroidery being sold in shops and on the market throughout the West Bank. Embroidery has its own language – every embroidered dress tells…

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Stop Slaveri!

Stop Slaveri!

By Charlotte Juul Olsson, Ditte Nikolajsen Volfbrandt and Lasse Ringø Hansen On a cold sunny day in the beginning of March we visited the exhibition Stop Slaveri! at the Workers Museum in Copenhagen. The exhibition took us on a chronological tour towards today’ slavery through slavery in history. More particularly through stories and experiences of Denmark as a colonial power and a slave nation told by the enslaved themselves. We quickly realised that the exhibition played with our ignorance by…

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‘Adrift a Moral Sea’: Soleil Levant – Life jackets in front of windows by Ai WeiWei

‘Adrift a Moral Sea’: Soleil Levant – Life jackets in front of windows by Ai WeiWei

By Sarah Plauborg and Jamie Lee Jackson   Amidst the busy buzz and humming of the streets of Nyhavn, we stand quietly gazing up at the bright orange structures. Standing there, the smell of hot dogs and fresh vanilla ice cream cones fills the air. Unrelenting tourists flood by with their oversized cameras and snap an endless number of photos of the structure. The orange jackets rest jaggedly against one another in droves. It is as though the slightest disturbance…

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Bøn & Brunch i Brorsons Kirke

Bøn & Brunch i Brorsons Kirke

Af Lasse Ringø Hansen og Anna Frid Darré ’Vi vil gerne arbejde på tværs af kulturer og religioner. Vi tror på, at der er meget, vi kan dele med hinanden, og det bedste udgangspunkt for dette er, at vi respekterer hinandens forskelligheder.’ Brorsons kirke har med sin beliggenhed på Nørrebro og med sin rolle som børne- og ungdomskirke en bred skarre at nå ud til. Dens rummelighed fik vi at mærke, da vi en søndag morgen deltog i Bøn &…

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Livet med afasi fra objekt til subjekt

Livet med afasi fra objekt til subjekt

Blogindlæg af Michelle Kjøge Ettrup, Anna-Dora Maron & Trine Drechsler Afasi er ikke bare en sygdom – der står en person bag sygdommen, som har svært ved at udtrykke sig gennem sprog, og som bliver mødt med stigma og eksklusion fra omverdenen. Dette forsøgte Nordic Aphasia Conference 2017 at gøre op med, da flere afasiramte fik lov til at udtrykke sig gennem musik og billedkunst. Afasi er en skade i de sproglige områder i hjernen, hvilket gør det svært at…

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