What happens to our surroundings when architecture and design is used to activate and involve in the development of space?
Roskilde Festival has invited some of today's most acclaimed contemporary artists to show us how architecture and design can connect with and involve an audience. Join us when Backstage explores the importance of architecture and design in urban planning, and experience the many exciting installations, activities and events in which the audience are actively involved at Roskilde Festival 2012.
This event will start in Copenhagen at the Danish Architecture Centre where participants can hear about how the Danish Architecture has been working with Roskilde Festival. You will learn about the collaborative design competition BUILD WHAT HERE. This competition invited people to submit ideas and proposals for the temporary design of a corner of this year's Roskilde Festival, called 'Poor City'. This area will host thousands of guests at its events and be part of Roskilde Festival's campaign to focus on conditions for young asylum seekers in Scandinavia.
Participants will also be given the opportunity to see the exhibition "Show Me Your Model", where you can journey through various projects from the initial fragile idea, through the phases of execution - including all failed iterations - to the final successful solution. You will be able to see models from all angles, while film, images and audio will shed light on the work and role of the architect.
Later in the day, participants will be transported by bus to Roskilde Festival where you will be given a tour at the Festival site so you can experience the many crazy, thought-provoking and innovative installations, artworks and architecture for yourself.
The Danish Architecture Centre will share its knowledge about contemporary and temporary architecture and tell you about the collaboration with the festival. You will learn about and physically experience ideas from the project BUILD WHAT HERE on how to engage a diverse festival audience in complex issues – simply through temporary architecture.
Johan Kjærulff Rasmussen, Roskilde Festival, will talk about the inspirational project “BUILD WHAT HERE” in cooperation with DAC.
Backstage Temporary Architecture & Design takes place at Roskilde Festival 5 July. Price DKK 2350/ EUR 316 incl. VAT. After the event there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the Festival’s wide variety of music and cultural events and to network with other professionals in Backstage Village and Mediebyen (restricted area).
Please note that places at this workshop are strictly limited.
Join Backstage: Temporary Architecture & Design
Where: Roskilde Festival
When: Thursday 5 July 2012 from 10:00-17:00
Price: kr. 2350/ EUR 316 incl. fees and 25 % VAT (Includes access to the Roskilde Festival Thursday 5th of July)
Organizer: Backstage, Roskilde Events & Consult A / S, Havsteensvej 11, DK-4000 Roskilde
Phone: +45 4634 0390