Letters to the Parliament: Denmark
Storefront for Art and Architecture New York and Aarhus School of Architecture
debating between architects, the mayor and citizens at large
What would you write to a minister? In collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture, Storefront presents Letters to the Parliament: Denmark as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project.
Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. The project has been presented in Athens, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Mariupol, Mexico, New York, Panama City, Sao Paulo, Taipei, and Taichung. Each edition of Letters to the Mayor invites one hundred local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness. Taking the form of an exhibition and a series of public debates between architects, the mayor, and citizens at large, Letters to the Mayor is a forum for the discussion of the future of cities and the built environment. The project provides a transversal understanding of relevant issues within local contexts, and shared concerns throughout cities around the world.
Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city. Letters to the Parliament: Denmark invites students and practicing architects to write letters to members of the Danish Parliament as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa. (Text and photos Storefront for Art and Architecture)
Continue reading this project
︎ Storefront for Art and Architecture Article (EN)
︎ Aarhus School of Architecture Article (DA)