European Regional Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund


Our next urban lab dedicated to “Children and Place (Making)” will take place from 24 – 25 September 2021 and will be organized in Copenhagen & Nykøbing Falster, Denmark ON- and OFFLINE! The Lab will cover urban transformation from the perspective of children and young people based on experiences in Denmark and the Baltic Sea Region Interreg project “UrbCulturalPlanning”.

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How do children relate and connect with the city? How does urban transformation involve and relate to children, and how does the perspective of the child affect and contribute to the quality of our urban environment? How can we use the perspectives of children in the design and implementation of our urban projects?

Furthermore, how can processes of urban transformation include children and youth and give them a voice in the community and an understanding of how to interpret their surroundings, be more active in their own neighbourhood – and be part of participatory democracy for more inclusive and open cities?

In this context, how are schools, museums, libraries, and other art institutions working with children and are stepping outside the institution to work “implanté” and “site-specific” in public spaces and neighbourhoods increasingly. Finally, how do artists, in particular, find methods which allow and contribute notions of local identity, belonging, integration?



The Lab runs for 2 days, FRIDAY 24th and SATURDAY 25th September.
Day 1 will be held in Nykøbing Falster, focusing on artistic methods and practices with artists at the core. Day 2 will be held in Copenhagen, focusing on strategic perspectives and learning experiences from several “best practice” projects in Denmark.


The Lab is aimed at artists/creatives/cultural organizers working with creative processes with children and the public realm, local authority and project managers working with creativity, art/culture and urbanists, designers, architects/planners, researchers, academics and cultural institutions engaged in community projects.

Fees and costs:

The lab is free to attend.
Group transport to/from Nykøbing Falster – Copenhagen is offered by a coach.
Coffee/snacks and dinner are offered at DKK150 per day.

Live Streaming:

Presentations will be livestreamed on Day 1 only from the opening and closing sessions (tentatively, 9.00-10.00; 11.30-12-30; 16.00-17.00), and no site visits or workshops will be live streamed. The sream will continue on Day 2 (tentatively 09.30-15.30). Programme update on Sept. 15.

You will need to register, and we will then send you the link prior to the event.

Programme / Registration:

For the final programme and registration link, follow HERE.

Open Call

If you would like to make a relevant and  presentation on behalf of an organization or your practice, please note this is in your registration. We will then contact you to discuss this. This is particularly relevant for international partners linked to the UCP project. There will be a session on Saturday 25th.for this.


Copenhagen International Theatre / Metropolis and Guldborgsund Council are co-organising this Lab, supported by The Danish Cultural Institute. The program contributes to the policy development of the EU Baltic Sea Region Interreg project “Cultural planning as a method for urban social innovation”