The Potting Shed
The art project will perform and document a series activities in the park or in its vicinity. These activities, listed under the headings to your left, are realized as temporary and ephemeral actions meant to serve as surface of contact between locals, and as examples for us to tease out new modes of dialogue, direct contact and collaboration between residents of the area.
The potting shed in the title of this page is concrete: We are currently planning for the build of a small shed, placed temporarily in the park from April 2021 – 2023.
The shed in itself is referencing the fact that the former area of the park once was filled with potting sheds, serving as permanent residence for the first and utterly poor inhabitants of the urban area.
The local housing areas on each side of the park currently are more or less hostile towards each other, and the park is acting like a buffer zone rather than a shared space.The aim of the shed is to mount a shared and neutral space, where it can be possible to generate and test out shared ideas and formats for local co-ownership of a future Grønningen park.
Artist and graphic designer Åse Eg Jørgensen is my collaborator on this journey.