\\ The fifth Metropolis Lab gathered 200 engaged urbanists, artists and academics and together with representatives from cities and communities they will take a long hard look at how arts and a cultural approach is engaging in our cities and how it is in fact managing to change our view of the city and create a more open, more innovative, more authentic, and more human city– for everyone. Or is this just a myth and are we all just urban nostalgics and romantics? How far have we come after more than two decades of practice?
\\ This year has a clear Nordic focus and thus the subtitle Nordic Urban Camp. The camp was at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, a wonderful temporary creative environment for the next 10 years at least.
3 days, 9 key notes, 18 workshops, 36 speakers and presenters, 12 visits in and around Copenhagen, 50 key projects. And with pecha kucha, speed dating and great dinners to engage with others and a great network to link into.
\\ TAAT presented their work in a playfull manner, asking the audience to choose a spacial and dramaturgical position to start the discussion.