In January of 2012, the School of Critical Engagement, in partnership with the city of Copenhagen and Wooloo, will launch its next phase of research and engagement through a sixteen-week project, testing out methods of practice, artist-as-ethnographer research, and semi-permanent public space installations in Sankt Kjelds Kvarter.
SoCE is inviting credit seeking students and professionals to explore the evolution of this neighborhood renewal initiative and to challenge top-down city building protocol. This initiative will run until the summer of 2015.
SoCE's Rori Knudtson participated in Master of Architecture reviews at Bergen Arkitekt Skole. The projects of this year's candidates relate to temporality, the city as research, context-driven and user-adaptable installations. We are seeing a trend in the grey matter between art and architecture, labeled as "soft architecture", "soft urbanism", "weak urbanism" where the research and design grows from the private to public sphere. Will we begin to see this manifest in the physical environment, and if so, what is this new architecture?