Building workshops in Folehaven

Creating an outdoor meeting space in Folehaven

About the project

“Plant et frø for nye fælleskaber” / “Plant a seed for new communities” is a project about creating new communities in three Danish public housing departments. The aim is to create physical projects for the outdoors with the residents, which they can afterwards manage by themselves.

After an introductory urban exploration and idea workshop Creative Roots and Surf Valby invited to a weekend of building workshops on August 22nd and 23rd 2015. Together with the citizens we built furniture for the outdoor area of a second-hand boutique and meeting place on the neighbourhood’s main square. The interventions include benches, plant boxes, signs and painting of existing structures.

These easy to make structures should serve as inspiration for the residents to continue developing the square thus creating a real active meeting space!

The project is realized in collaboration with Rambøll, Tag Tomat, Thomas Dambø and Ministeriet for by, bolig og landdistrikter.


Anais Lora
Ana Santini
Georgia Papadopoulou
Andreas Wolf


Tag Tomat, 
Thomas Dambø 
Ministeriet for by, bolig og landdistrikter
Surf Valby
Citizens in Folehaven
Local shops and constractors


Folehaven, Valby (DK)


22-23 August 2015

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