june 7, 2005
tv-tv studio for open microphone
– some ideas of involved politicians, residents and experts
Use and Restore the Warehouse Halls and the railway property at Nørrebro
Station. Quotations and pictures from YNKB’s three programmes
for tv-tv: The Process 1, 2 and 3, produced by YNKB and the Freighthall
Group and was broadcasted on 16 March, 27 April and 22 June 2005.
The process" Use and Restore the Freighthalls
Quotations from the program:
They are some very good and solid buildings, and they represent a
building style that will completely disappear if they are not saved.
It is a bad idea to tear down the Freighthalls and build housing,
because that’s not what we want. Everybody out here has said
it before: We don’t want housing. There are really, really,
really many people living here in this area.
This is the strength of ArtFreight, and this is what we must work
What is special about this place is that even though we are in the
middle of Nørrebro, it is possible to create a big playground
where all kinds of activities can take place.
Actually, the whole world lives in this neighbourhood. That means
I believe it is important that future art institutions are placed
where people live and that they become active participants.
…It is this dialogue and communication and interest for people
and meetings between people that is essential.
It can be very beneficial for integration to get the young people
from Mjølner Park involved in something where they are taken
seriously and actually choose and form some of the physical surroundings
right next to where they live.
The most important for me is that ArtFreight comes to exist, that
the buildings are restored, because they are so fantastic. The idea
is to open up into Mjølner Park through art.
I think this is a good project because it is important that residential
areas also offer cultural activities that involve and engage the residents.
ArtFreight is a fantastically visionary and very, very exciting project,
where we have some completely unique buildings with a really beautiful
It is often difficult to save buildings that cannot be directly used
Most important of all, we can have a place for art and culture that
has the format to attract more people than just those who live here.
I have absolutely no doubt that art and culture can give a really
big lift. Also in relation to integration and understanding each other.
The projects for making the Freighthalls into an art and culture
centre are very exciting. They ought to be developed further.