Superkilen is a public space project built in Copenhagen divided into three main areas: The Red Square, The Black Market and The Green Park. While The Red Square represents modern urban life with a café, music and sports, The Black Market is a classic square with fountains and benches. The Green Park is a park for picnics, sports and walking the dog.
The people living in the immediate vicinity of the park represent more than 50 different nationalities. Instead of using the city objects/furniture usually designated for parks and public spaces, people from the area were asked to nominate specific city objects such as benches, bins, trees, playgrounds, manhole covers and signage from other countries. These objects were chosen either from the country of the relevant inhabitant's national origin, or from somewhere else encountered through traveling. The objects were either produced in a 1:1 copy or bought and transported to the site.
Furthermore, five groups travelled with SUPERFLEX to Palestine, Spain, Thailand, Texas and Jamaica in order to acquire five specific objects. These objects have since been installed in the park. In total the park now contains more than 100 different objects from more than 50 different countries.
In collaboration with BIG and Topotek1.
Commissioned by the City of Copenhagen and Realdania, Denmark.