The Connectors Salon
The salon is a space to share knowledge. Connectors Salons are inspirational events featuring creative process and the people behind them.
MADE IN SERIES / 17 series focusses on processes and environments. How and where things get made. Each event focuses on one topic and different makers are invited to share their perspectives, methods and ideas. It’s about learning, connecting and sharing through the things we make.
Salon Nº 42
ARCHITECTS ON WHEELS
This event was about the power of the skate community in creating spaces based on their needs. We focused on the importance of collaboration between different actors (citizens, city, companies) the process behind creating new spaces. How does it work when spaces are driven by the citizen sector?
We explored the history of skateboarding community and public spaces in Malmö and Copenhagen together with Gustav from Skate Malmö = Malmö perspective, the world's only city with a Department of Skateboarding, Albert from ALIS, company, playground, workshop, community from Christiania, CPH and Fredrick from Streetlab Nu, skate shop and meeting point, owned and run by skateboarders since 2001.
We believe that the fields of architecture, planning and urban design are transitioning into multidisciplinary mediums that combine design, art and user experience. It’s not only about buildings and parks anymore but about understanding what spaces mean to the community, how they are valued and how users are a part of them. We wrote an article about the future of architecture and urban design reflecting this.
Salon Nº 41
MADE IN NGBG
We explored the creative community around Norra Grängesbergsgatan in Malmö, Sweden --how things get made, how the different spots influence each other and what kind of significance the street has to the city.
Tlön: Malmö-based performance collective. A fusion between dark play, ritual and experimental music.
Plan B: Basement shows, performance venue and Kollektivet Records, an indie label run by bands sharing the same living space. "Plan B was born out of the necessity of having a creative space from where we could run our operations with our label."
The Bird Factory: They paint, draw, animate and write. A design studio that creates artworks and graphics for companies, home, webpage, or anything you can think about. They make it real, handmade.
Nicklas Johansson: Festival expert at Malmö's street department. He was behind the NGBG street party last fall.
Arabiska Kulturinstitutet - Sverige المعهد الثقافي العربي - السويد: Arab Cultural Institute runs courses in Arabic music, dance and language workshops, lectures and cultural events.
Salon Nº 40 February 2017
MADE IN HD
We explored the art of filmmaking in Malmö. Locals making films, what are they doing and how they do it, what drives them and what do they think about film being a tool for sharing ideas with others.
Christofer Nilsson from Mohave, working with music videos, photography and visual concepts and
Philip Evans, working with independent filmmaking with an analog approach.
Salon Nº 39
SALON N39 / I'LL BE BACK: PUBLIC SPACES X DATA X DESIGN
The use of data to develop cities. How and why. If we define public spaces by ownership, who owns our cities? How can we create spaces and cities based on users’ needs? What are the challenges and limitations of understanding human behavior through data?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS/
Eric Baczuk from Sidewalk Labs / Google’s smart cities spin-off company /
A designer-in-residence at a company that works combining digital technologies and urban planning focusing on human experiences and interactions. Also behind the CPH Wheel.
Sophia Schuff from CITITEK / Data Driven Urban Design /
Research & knowledge based social design office working with urban design in CPH.
Søren Zebitz Nielsen from Københavns Universitet /
Søren is researching GIS methods to understand human movement patterns in cities.
Javier Burón García from Colaborativa.eu / Design + tech + social action
Javier is in the makers movement and runs a design agency between Ireland and Spain. Also behind Domenico.cc, an open source geodesic dome system.