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Dream Building – Building Dreams, 2001

Video and photo installation


This project is researching possibilities of building a house in the social housing area Vollsmose outside Odense – DK. We wanted to map space for private initiative in this housing area basically without signs of individual initiatives and activities.

“If you got the possibility of building a house in this area – what should it be used for?”  – a way of mapping human resources in the area with a reputation of passivity in the news media.

A second part of the project was a cooperative experiment building a small-scale house with people who became interested in the project. This was meant as an appetizer for the future ambition of building something permanent in the area. In cooperation with a group of people from Vollsmose we made a wooden dome construction on a big lane.

The third part of the project went on for a longer period of time after the actual exhibition. We worked on realizing the idea of building a house with a group of teenage muslim girls who wanted to build a house of their own. The process of formalities was so long that it became practically impossible to realize this part of the project.