Jun 2, 2021
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Mapping Democracy in Copenhagen

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xplore how democracy works in Denmark through learning about places in Copenhagen that represent inclusion, freedom of expression, diversity, participation, co-creation and more.

A map of democratic spaces, including freedom of expression, diversity, inclusion and participation, primiraly for tourists who want to see what Denmark is known for: welfare, equality and democracy, schools and educational institutions. Secondary the map can be an inspiration for schools, educational institutions or Danes who want to explore the Capital from a social view. The map is interactive and funcions on mobile phone or tablet with pictures, text and audio.

By 2050, 2/3 of all people in the world will live in urban and metropolitan areas. If we want to create sustainable cities and sustainable democracies, we must take care of what works and what is beautiful. One way to facilitate democracy is to make it an experience. The city's structure, history, architecture and landscape must be the center of this experience. Therefore we have made in into a tour that explore how democracy works in Denmark through learning about places in Copenhagen that represent inclusion, freedom of expression, diversity, participation, co-creation and more.

How to walk the tour.

You can walk the tour, bike the tour or just take the virtual tour from your couch. By clicking on the places on the map you will learn by reading or listening to our histories by city guide and storyteller Paul Hartvigson. The order of places reflects a natural flow and how the tour can be divided into parts. The walk starts around the central political institutions in the heart of Copenhagen, continuing through several peculiar neighbourhoods of the city, where democracy, participation and inclusion works at local level.

There is a diversity in the expression and themes in time, so it is fun and eventful and at the same time inspiring.
Demonstration against clearing the Youth House on Jagtvej 69.
Statue of Grundtvig who's ideas have had a lasting impact in many areas of Danish culture like education, politics and the church.
Copenhagen Pride.

The background for the project is that Social Cities previously has worked with mapping as a method based on a specific theme or value, e. g. World Goal 10, to reduce inequality; where is our city inclusive? What places and offers do we find? What does the difference these places offer or mean?

We have good experience of designing trips for international groups with an interest in social and inclusive solutions and strategies in Copenhagen. With this project the goal is to get Danish democracy "on the map" - initially limited to visitors and residents in Copenhagen. We offer an organized experience-oriented map of the various places, expressions, events of democracy, events, architecture, manifestations, functions and approaches. There is a diversity in the expression and themes and in time, so it is fun and eventful and at the same time inspiring.