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The Traveling Plant: Preparatory Logbook

People were asked, in a caring hosting tradition, to tell the plant what it could expect to experience and to discover along its journey, what and whom (humans and other than humans) it may encounter. Choose a contributor in the menu (v) or browse by following the arrows < >

Marek Misztal

Amager

Copenhagen, Denmark
Software Developer

View from Amager Fælled towards Islands Brygge and Refshaleøen, image Marek Misztal, 10th August 2020

For many visitors to the capital city of Denmark, the first sights are those of the island of Amager, home to Copenhagen airport and the entrance to Drogden tunnel which, together with the famous Øresund bridge, links Denmark to the Scandinavian peninsula. While many visitors quickly move on to the city centre, located on the island of Sjælland, Amager offers several places of interest to tourists and locals alike. Between former industrial site Refshaleøen, currently attracting hip young crowds with street food venues and music festivals, and Kalvebod Fælled, formerly seabed, now a large wetland which serves as a pit stop and nesting ground for a big number of migratory bird species, Amager can be seen as a Denmark in miniature, hosting both a traditional, fishing town of Dragør and contemporary urban architecture in Islands Brygge, welcoming both beachgoing party crowds and solitude-seeking fishermen. Amager Fælled, a swampy grove just a stone’s throw from central Copenhagen provides good insight to the flora of the island, characteristic also to the other parts of the country, with the emblematic rose, hawthorn and blackberry bushes offering fruit to both foragers and the wildlife during dark, windy winter months.

Partners

The Traveling Plant is a collective project created in 2020 by Annick Bureaud, Tatiana Kourochkina, Marta de Menezes, Claudia Schnugg and Robertina Šebjanič, and further developed with the following seed organisations Leonardo/Olats (Paris), Quo Artis (Barcelona and Treviso), Cultivamos Cultura (Lisbon), Sektor Institute (Ljubljana) and the initial support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.