Meet Desire at Folkemødet - the democracy festival of Denmark and hear how Desire has included young people in the design processes

How do we create a green and sustainable society? And what does it look like when students design the Bornholm of the future? The Desire project is one of the EU's New European Bauhaus lighthouse projects. Supported by the Ministry of Culture in Denmark a new design tool (developed as part of Desire by the renowned architectural firm 3XN/GXN) has been tested together with Søndermarksskolen in the town of Rønne, Bornholm. Come join us for these two panel debates and the award ceremony.

Text: Hanne Kokkegård, DTU Compute - published 11 June 2024

In the spring, the 7th-grade students at Søndermarksskolen in the town of Rønne on the Danish island of Bornholm worked with ideas for the outdoor areas of 96 new homes at Æbleløkkerne in Rønne - which the two companies Ocean Prawn and Bornholms Brandforsikring are building. But can the young people's suggestions and ideas be used for anything?

The course was organized by Desire partner Danish Industry (DI Byggeri Bornholm) as part of our New European Bauhaus EU lighthouse project at the end of the course crafts and design (håndværk og design, Danish). Along the way, they were helped by architects from 3XN/GXN Architects. The school used the design tool – developed as an outcome in Desire after theme weeks for 8th grades at our Desire demonstration site in Høje-Taastrup in Autumn 2023.

"It is very cool we have an influence," says student Anton in Rønne. But does the client listen to the proposals and what does the unconventional collaboration mean? We will talk about that and much more in two panel debates at Folkemødet on Thursday, 13 June and Saturday, 15 June. You are also welcome to ask questions.

Young people design the future – and the winner is…

13 June 2024 - 13:00 - 13:45 F34 - DI Hjørnet (F - Ved Folkemødehuset): What does it look like when young people are responsible for the design? The Danish architect and TV presenter Ane Cortzen and experts choose the designers of the future.

How do we create a green and sustainable society? And what does it look like when students design the Bornholm of the future? The Desire project is one of the EU's New European Bauhaus lighthouse projects. Supported by the Ministry of Culture in Denmark a new design tool (developed as part of Desire by the renowned architectural firm 3XN/GXN and subcontractor AGORA) has been tested together with Søndermarksskolen in the town of Rønne, Bornholm.

Ocean Prawn and Bornholms Brandforsikring are the builders of new family homes in Rønne, and the students have given suggestions for designing the new outdoor areas. Now we're looking for the winners.

Come and support the young designers as they present their innovative proposals to our expert jury.

Meet, among others:

- Ane Cortzen, Architect and TV presenter - Moderator

- My Lunsjö, Architect, 3XN/GXN (Desire partner)

- Thomas Holluf Nielsen, CEO, Domea.dk (Desire partner)

- Thomas Bustrup, Deputy, CEO, Danish Industry (Desire partner).

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Young people design the future – including Æbleløkkerne

15 June 2024 - 13:30 - 14:30 A25 - Villaen, A - Danchells Anlæg: Can young people qualify and inspire how we build new housing areas?

Participants:

- Per Haugaard, Representative of the EU Commission in Denmark

- Mette Mogensen, City and housing development manager, Domea.dk (Desire partner)

- Morten Holten, Director, Bornholms Brandforsikring

- Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard, Partner and Head of Innovation, 3XN/GXN (Desire partner)

- Henriette Thuen, Senior chief consultant, DI (Desire partner)

- Amanda Cifci, Teacher and zealot, Søndermarksskolen Rønne.

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