Keynote at City Link 2015: Reimagining the City, October 30, 2015, in Copenhagen.
City Link 2015 contains talks and debates, workshops, exhibitions, dinner and pop-up concerts. It explores new ways of thinking about creativity and social communities, and is focused on gaining new insights and perspectives on how we can work towards better solutions in our cities through best practice examples.
From the point of departure in the interactive sound and video installation Here All Alone, exhibited in a closed-down factory in Copenhagen in June 2015, the keynote points at the urgent role of art and creative practices – in particular digital – in affecting the urban environment. As more than decoration and entertainment to fill up empty space, these aesthetic inquiries provide access points to understanding and interrogating the near-future directions in which our cultures and societies are heading.