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The second installment in a series of small debate books questions the current model of urban development, which caters to a specific population group (i.e. the already well-off) and promotes an individualistic consumer culture. The book describes the outsiders’ futile struggle to preserve their floating community in Copenhagen, a proposal for floating youth housing, and a trip around Denmark to build elements for new floating communities. References are made to the prehistoric Cucuteni-Trypillia culture, Dostoyevsky’s and Le Guin’s writings, the International Situationists, Daoist philosophy, wabi-sabi aesthetics. In addition, architects’ ethical responsibilities are discussed together with the need for another architectural education and a more experimental approach to the profession of architecture. About

Building a floating community
Last summer we traveled around the country to probe the possibilities of creating floating communities; to talk about it; and to construct elements for it. We wanted to investigate how to live off-grid on the water in tiny houses made out of recycled materials by and for people who don’t fit into the boxes on land. The project was exhibited on the harbor front of Aalborg and later moved to Limfjordsværftet – a defunct shipyard. Footage

Aalborg, August 2022

The floating community
A festival-like book about a spontaneously co-evolved and self-organized community of outsiders living in small self-refurbished boats and small self-constructed houses on rafts, located on the water in a central part of Copenhagen (Denmark). The book includes illustrations of the way the people there are living (off-grid) and the art they are creating (art brut), experiments with permaculture and simple low-tech solutions, mappings of the place and its development, and proposals for similar developments in other places, as well as studies of other (sea-)nomadic cultures and references to other (anarchistic) thoughts and thinkers. The book is based on three years of action research on site and has been made in close collaboration with current and former residents. About


Development urbanism
A theory in-progress about the correlation between urbanization, social justice and environmental sustainability. A radically different approach to both development and urbanism is proposed. Rather than attempting to achieve control and predictability we should let urban communities develop spontaneously through co-evolution and self-organization. We may let go of control if social and environmental problems are solved at the root. Problems are solved at the root by eliminating their causes rather than by adding additional layers of complex management systems and sophisticated technologies. Introduction

Co-evolutionary architecture
A book-project in five parts, including a theoretical introduction to the concept of co-evolution and its possible meaning and relevance in architecture; investigations of the possible application of the concept in practice, research and education, respectively; and a discussion of the possible co-evolutionary integration of theory, practice, research and education in architecture. Synopsis