The Danes are considered the happiest people in the world, and Copenhagen ranks among the metropolises with the highest quality of life. Nevertheless, the city, which in recent years has been spruced up into a comprehensively designed boomtown, seems conformist and a bit dull. Or it would if not for two reserves that have remained unassimilated for decades, a thorn in the side of those who would normalize things: Tivoli and Christiania, the traditional amusement park and the free town of dropouts. They are states of exception per se. Places outside of all places, as Foucault would call them: heterotopias. They celebrate extreme states and ecstasy and still compete for the status of the most popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen.
Dellbrügge & de Moll
In Quest of the Perfect Location
96 pages, 65 illustrations, english
Space Poetry, Copenhagen 2007