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EVENT · Photo Competition · Capture Your City: New Beauty

1 March - 1 May

FREE

Photo Competition · Capture Your City: New Beauty

Close-cut lawns with ‘Keep off the grass’ signs – that’s the ‘nature’ we usually find in our cities. But can we find beauty in weeds and the less planned greenery too? A tree shooting up where it wasn’t supposed to, or wildflowers blooming in a road verge.

We buy and throw out more than ever before – from our homes and in the building industry, where we tear down buildings and replace them with new ones. But if we want more bees in our back yards and less construction waste on the curb, shouldn’t we get used to seeing the world around us with new eyes too?

 

In 2024 the theme is: New Beauty

  • If instead of newly painted white walls, we need to learn to live with patina and traces of the past – where can you find these in your city?
  • If our cities need more weeds and wild nature – how does the countryside, the forest or the beach coexist with the asphalt in your city? And maybe we humans are not the only creatures living in cities?
  • If we ought to share more things in the future – can you find new communities and ways of living in your city?

In 2024 Capture Your City is made in collaboration with the New European Bauhaus project Desire – an Irresistible Circular Society, and for the first time this year Capture Your City is open to everyone in Europe – and especially to the collaborating cities of Riga, Amsterdam, Milan, Turin, and Ljubljana. Can we find new beauty in the old Soviet buildings of Riga? Are there signs of wild nature in Ljubljana? Are there new ways of dealing with water in Amsterdam? Or foxes living in Turin or Milan?

When judging your photo, the panel will concentrate on:

  • A clear depiction of this year’s theme
  • Interaction between the physical framework and people
  • An exciting composition

The photo competition is supported by the philanthropic association Realdania and developed in collaboration with the New European Bauhaus project Desire – an Irresistible Circular Society. Desire is funded by the EU.

 

Winning prizes

There are exciting prizes for the winners of the photo competition. But even if you don’t win, there’s an opportunity to have your photo included in the exhibition.

  • 1st Prize

Interrail ticket with 10 travel days over 2 months
Annual pass to the Danish Architecture Center or a local partner in Milan, Riga, Turin, Amsterdam, or Ljubljana
Print of your photo

  • 2nd and 3rd Prize

Tagtomat gift box with Bybi honey from Copenhagen and a mushroom box Seed box with microgreens from Tagtomat
Sparkling apple wine from Andersen
Wine made from Discovery apples
Print of your winning photo

The winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be notified in early May 2024. The winners will be announced and celebrated at the exhibition opening on June 6, 2024.

The exhibition

A jury will select the three winners and the photos that will be part of the exhibition. The exhibition will be on show from June 6 to October 1, 2024, at Bryghuspladsen in front of Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as in Herlev, Høje-Taastrup and Kalundborg. Additionally, as something new this year, the exhibition will be shown digitally and physically in various locations across Europe.

How to participate 

Post your photo on Instagram with #CaptureYourCity2024 and tag @danisharchitecturecenter. To participate via Instagram, your profile cannot be private. The competition runs from March 1 to May 1 2024. Or upload your photo here

Pictures posted after May 1 will not be included in the competition.

The competition team encourages everyone, regardless of where they live or who they are, to participate in the competition and looks forward to seeing all the interpretations of the theme ‘New Beauty.’

The photo competition is supported by the philanthropic association Realdania and developed in collaboration with Desire – an Irresistible Circular Society. Desire is funded by the EU.

 

Terms and conditions

you can read more about the terms and condition here.

Details

Start:
1 March
End:
1 May
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
dac.dk/en/exhibitions/capture-your-city-new-beauty/

Organiser

Dansk Arkitektur Center
Phone
2365 4045
Email
knj@dac.dk
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Venue

Danish Arkitektur Center
Bryghuspladsen 10
København, 1473 Danmark
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