Njord Biennale – Colour of Sound

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  • 29th January 2016
  • Great news! After a very long Christmas break, Nordophile is back for 2016 and will continue to introduce to Nordophiles many different Nordic talents. But we aren’t the only ones who are are here! Last year in the summer we featured the up-and-coming Njord Biennale – Copenhagen Festival and in 2016 it’s arrived! From 28th January […]




    Great news! After a very long Christmas break, Nordophile is back for 2016 and will continue to introduce to Nordophiles many different Nordic talents.

    But we aren’t the only ones who are are here! Last year in the summer we featured the up-and-coming Njord Biennale – Copenhagen Festival and in 2016 it’s arrived!

    From 28th January to 1st February Copenhagen is going to explode with Colour & Sound from Nordic contemporary artists.

    “With a focus on timbre in music and color tones in the visual arts, the biennale brings together a number of cross cultured composers, visual artists, musicians, directors, etc. in Nordic collaboration on a number of cross artistic projects.”

     

     

    Programme

     

    NJORD Biennale has a clear aim to focus on the interaction between the tonal colors of music and colour tones of visual art. To live up to this aim, we have gathered a group of composers, artists, musicians, and directors etc. to create cross-artistic projects with a common Nordic tone.

    The festival´s programme offers five nights of concerts and three exhibits that will unfold the vision of this year´s theme. The programme is broad in scope  – both the well known and established as well as the new generation of composers are represented in NJORD´s diverse selection. Concert formats and content varies; from grand opera productions over experimental ensemble concerts with visuals, to intimate solo and duo performances.

     

    Featured Artists

     

     

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    Aliisa Neige Barrière (b. 1995) was born into a French-Finnish family in Paris, where her music studies have included violin, piano, chamber music and choral as well as orchestral conducting.

    The passionate chamber musician has participated in projects and master classes throughout Europe and America, and moving musical from the Baroque to the latest music.

    In Denmark Aliisa Neige Barrière helped to create the new Hindsgavl Nordic Chamber Orchestra and has participated in chamber music festival Open Strings.

    In the year 2011-2012 she studied violin with Renee Jolles in New York at the Preparatory Division of Mannes College of Music, as well as orchestral conducting and chamber music. As a winner of the Concerto Competition she played the first movement of the Khachaturian Concerto in March 2012 at Symphony Space, New York.

    After having received her Performance Diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, she returned to New York in 2013 where she was awarded a full scholarship for four years of studies at Mannes College of Music, where she studied for 2 years with Lewis Kaplan and Laurie Smukler (violin), Michael Adelson and David Hayes (conducting) playing also in the Mannes Baroque Players under the direction of Nancy Wilson.

    As a passionate chamber musician, Barrière has participated in a great variety of projects and masterclasses throughout Europe and the United States, and is interested in all music from baroque to contemporary.

    Her recent engagements have included solo, conducting and chamber music appearances. She most recently conducted Stravinky’s L’Histoire du Soldat at Mannes College and is also a founding member of the new Hindsgavl Nordic Chamber Orchestra in Denmark and has participated in the Open Strings Chamber Music Festival both as a performer and in assisting in artistic programming.

    Since her move to Norway, her projects have included taking part in the celebration of the 80th birthday of pianist Liv Glaser in an all Mozart program on period instruments, under the direction of Bjarte Eike, and also producing and leading a special project, For Peace We Stand meant to unite musicians against barbary in the world.

    Aliisa Neige Barrière plays a 1717 violin by Claude Pierray.

     

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    Avanti! Photo: Marco Borggreve

     

    Finnish Avanti! Chamber Orchestra is a quite extraordinary artistic powerhouse! The ensemble was founded in 1983 on the initiative of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Olli Pohjola and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and since 1998 clarinettist Kari Kriikku has been artistic director.

    Today Avanti! is renowned as one of the best ensembles for new music in the world. The ensemble specializes in no particular genre; rather, it is proud to be a specialist in all styles with a strong sense of responsibility for the music of today.

    Avanti! works in close partnership with front-line international conductors, soloists and composers, and has won many prizes and widespread acclaim from audiences and critics all over the world.

    The concerts at NJORD Biennale 2016 are the first time ever Avanti! Chamber Orchestra will perform in Denmark.

     

    photo; Nikolaj Lund

    photo; Nikolaj Lund

     

    Bjarke Mogensen (b.1985) This Danish accordionist at the age of 13 made his debut as a soloist in a German TV broadcast with the Munich Symphony Orchestra.

    In 2011, Bjarke Mogensen had his solo debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, and in 2012 he received 1st prize in the prestigious European Broadcast Unions “New Talent” competition in Bratislava.

    Bjarke Mogensen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music as a pupil of Geir Draugsvoll and today he teaches chamber music at the same place.

    He has given solo concerts all over the world from New York to Moscow, from Iceland to Turkey. He has performed chamber music with violinists Augustin Dumay and Gidon Kremer and cellist Andreas Brantelid. As a soloist he has worked with orchestras such as the Moscow Virtuosi, Kremerata Baltica, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tiroler Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Philharmonic, conducted by maestros such as John Storgårds, Francesco Angelico, Rafael Payare, Lan Shui, Rolf Gupta, Leos Svarovský, Beat Furrer and Vladimir Spivakov.

    A long succession of collaborations with prominent living composers has resulted in many new compositions – concertos, chamber music and solo works – dedicated to Bjarke Mogensen.

    Bjarke Mogensen’s repertoire is almost unlimited, with a span ranging from folk music and accordion classics over his own arrangements and transcriptions to brand new works for accordion.

     

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    Asa Gudjonsdottir from Reykjavik, Iceland, came into a family devoted to the arts. Beginning her studies at the age of 3, and instantly became mesmerized with the instrument. At the age of 12, Asa was admitted to the Reykjavik Conservatory, ultimately leading up to her acceptance at the prestigious Icelandic Academy of the Arts where she studied with Auður Hafsteinsdottir. Asa has cultivated her talent with wonderful musicians, of which includes Routa Kroumovitch at Stetson University, Boris Kuschnir, in Vienna, and Anton Miller at the Hartt School of Music where she graduated with Masters in violin performance.

    Asa regularly performs in concerts and music festivals in Europe and United States, as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Her recent performances have included appearances at Scandinavia House in New York, Lincoln Center in New York, Icelandic embassy in Berlin and Washington D.C. She is a recipient of the Visa cultural award in Iceland, Fulbright Foundation and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

    Asa’s latest concerts feature performances at the contemporary music festival, “Dark Music Days” in Reykjavik, Iceland, the “Mostly Nordic Concert Series” in Seattle in May with her duo, the Amaranth Duo, Mendelsohn Violin Concerto with the Icelandic Youth Orchestra and a premiere of Depo Flux, concerto grosso by Ken Steen at Lincoln Theater in Connecticut.

     

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    Jakob Kullberg has been praised internationally for his performances of the modern cello concerto,  living in Paris, he is one of the most active and diverse young Danish instrumentalists.

    Jakob studied in a.o. Amsterdam, London, Zagreb, Vienna and Copenhagen, with Harro Ruijsenaars, Dmitri Ferschtman, Valter Despalj, Mats Lidström, Morten Zeuthen and Anner Bylsma.

    Top prize winner at international solo and chamber music competitions, twice winner of the Danish Grammy, most recently in 2013 for his concerto CD ’Momentum’ which was also nominated for the coveted Gramophone Award in London and chosen for ’Album of the Week’ with Q2 Music, New York.

    In 2011 he was awarded the ’Gladsaxe Music Prize’ and has been artist in residence for, amongst others, the Tivoli Garden Concert Hall, the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition and New Music Orchestra, Poland.

    Jakob’s recent debut with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London as well as with Ensemble Intercontemporain at one of their inter-sessions in Paris received excellent reviews, and he looks forward to concerto debuts with the Bergen Philharmonic and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. He is scheduled to record Per Nørgård’s Remembering Child with Sinfonia Varsovia in December 2014. In the 2016/17 seasons he will embark on a two-CD recording project with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds comprising concertos by Saariaho and Nørgård as well as the two cello concertos by Shostakovich.

    He has returned frequently to prestigious international festivals such as the Aldeburgh Festival, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Huddersfield Festival and Bergen International Festival.

    Jakob enjoys a unique working relationship with the Danish composer Per Nørgård, who has composed and dedicated numerous works for him; the two have developed a rare dialogical collaboration in which the composer utilises the creative potential of the cellist in an experimental composition process. He is also a notable interpreter of the work of Bent Sørensen and in 2011 he moved to Paris to focus on his collaboration with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

    As a teacher Jakob has garnered attention giving masterclass internationally at for instance, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Poland, and has held a teaching position at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2005.

    In 2013, he was appointed to the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme and has been the artistic director of the Open Strings Cello Academy since 2004.

    For more information and other featured artists head over to njordbiennale.com

     

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    Danish artist – Claus Thurøe

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  • 21st July 2015
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    Danish artist – Claus Thurøe was born and lives in one of Denmark’s culture cities, Copenhagen. Known for its embrace of artists, Claus has nurtured his career here to go on to specialise in Landscapes, which are shown through his solo exhibitions.       We spoke with Claus and asked him to take us through […]




    Danish artist – Claus Thurøe was born and lives in one of Denmark’s culture cities, Copenhagen. Known for its embrace of artists, Claus has nurtured his career here to go on to specialise in Landscapes, which are shown through his solo exhibitions.

     

     

     

    We spoke with Claus and asked him to take us through his history and how his talent has evolved.

     

    I have been creating art since 1983 when I started with collages of paper.
    1986 was the year I started painting. First on plates then on canvas in 1989. I have over the years made paintings inspired from the industrial environments, Japan, the Faroe Islands, natural landscapes cityscapes and people.

    Back 1987 I visited Israel for a month and spent my time sketching and drawing.

    After returning home, I was more focused on my style and used acrylic on masonite. This turned into a series of portraits.
    The following month I started painting with acrylic on canvas and depicted the industrial environment, sports, theater and other subjects under the title Figurative Cubism.

     

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    In 1991, I was in Japan for 3 months. There I was fascinated by the old Japanese woodcut prints Ukiyo-e. I visited many ukiyo-e exhibitions and decided to work with motifs from a Cubist perspective.

    I have now painted Cubist Ukiyo-e since 1990 and still enjoy it  to this day. I find it inspiring especially because I can see that my style evolves and the paintings change expression.

    In 2008, I was asked to illustrate children’s and workbook “Timo Moto adventure” with my Japanese paintings. This resulted in a series of paintings.

    In that period, I have also visited the Faroes several times and tried to express my experiences in my work. My Faroese paintings, allow me to show the magnificent natural scenery and the interaction between it and the man-made constructions upon it.
    In 2010, I began to combine the Japanese and Faroese landscape in a kind of “Landscape Fantasy”.

    In 2014, I visited New York and this inspired my work with cityscapes.

     

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    I then started to paint significantly different from my previous paintings where I previously had a far tightened control of painting. The new design choices challenge me with the many striking colour contrasts and the heavy brushstrokes. During the process, the paintings seem fairly chaotic for me, where I eventually tighten up the result. This appeals to me a lot.

    I try now to combine the old buildings with the modern buildings that are springing up everywhere these days. The urban skyline is changing forever these days.

    I’m very inspired by Copenhagen and other European medieval cities. Their random urban design with nice big beautiful buildings, where the atmosphere is reflected by colours. I portray but also depict the small streets and squares, and quirky spaces. The buildings dark windows capture the imagination and ask the question  “what happens there, what life is lived there”.

    I visited New York in 2014  and tried to capture the city’s historical ambience. The city is almost done on a drawing board, but despite its wide open streets and squares, there is a high degree of proximity. I made my Nordic comment to New York in 12 paintings.

    Early in 2015 I decided to try to illustrate through my paintings, the electronic sense and the electronic human in the digital age. The digital society today is very individual in all directions. This resulted in a series of paintings in which I plan to continue working within this style.

     

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    Exhibitions

    Denmark in Museums, exhibition halls, galleries and art fairs.
    Exhibitions in Norway, The Faroe Islands, Japan, USA.

    I have received a Danish scholarship “De Bielkeske Legater”.

    Check out ct-art.dk for more information

     

    Upcoming Exhibitions 

    Solo exhibition at Gentofte Townhall, Copenhagen. August 2015.
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    Exhibition in Gallery Habsø, Midtjyllands Kunst Center. October 2015
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    Christmas exhibition at The Peter Faber House, Copenhagen. December 2015

     

    Paintings 

    Gimignano” – 130 x 150 cm
    Inspired by San Gimignano, which is an Italian city located in Tuscany.
    San Gimignano was in 1990 UNESCO World Heritage Site because of it’s well-preserved and unique medieval architecture.

     

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    View from Brooklyn Bridge” – 80 x 80 cm
    Inspired of New York, when I was walking to Brooklyn on The Bridge.

     

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    Dome” – 60 x 80 cm
    Inspired of The Marble Church in Copenhagen. It was build 1749-1894 and is landmark for a part of Cph. called “Frederiksstaden” (Frederik City).

     

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    Night Fly” – 80 x 80 cm
    The digital human having an evening stroll in cyberspace

     

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    E-Links” – 80 x 80 cm
    The digital human creates connections crisscrossing

     

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    Watch a video about Claus https://vimeo.com/115210998

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    Copenhagen Cooking Festival

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  • 20th July 2015
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    Copenhagen Cooking Festival invites you to join thousands of others in a street celebration of Copenhagen’s local produce – or be part of renowned Michelin restaurant Relae’s 5th birthday at an informal park dinner with names such as Noma’s René Redzepi joining the party. This and much more is on the menu, as Copenhagen’s food […]




    Copenhagen Cooking Festival invites you to join thousands of others in a street celebration of Copenhagen’s local produce – or be part of renowned Michelin restaurant Relae’s 5th birthday at an informal park dinner with names such as Noma’s René Redzepi joining the party. This and much more is on the menu, as Copenhagen’s food festival, Copenhagen Cooking, unveils more than 100 events for the festival taking place 21-30 August.

     

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    Those looking to experience the very best that Copenhagen’s gastronomy scene has to offer should look no further than Copenhagen Cooking Festival. In late August, the festival launches a ten-day celebration and showcase of the city’s gastronomy and restaurant scene.

    2015 will be the festival’s 11th year since its inauguration. Among the more than 100 unique events on the programme already is a massive street dinner in the Frederiksberg district, inviting more than a thousand guests to partake in a celebration of Copenhagen’s food culture along long tables on the city streets.

    The informal street dinners are part of the festival’s focus on local sustainability and togetherness this year. Over the course of the festival, key restaurants and gastronomic players will host street dinners everywhere from the medieval centre of Copenhagen to the city’s harbour.

     

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    Photo Nicolai Engel

     

    Michelin birthdays and a taste of Copenhagen

    As part of the festival, Michelin-starred restaurant Relae – recently earning a no. 45 on the list of the world’s best restaurants as well as the world’s most sustainable restaurant – will celebrate its 5th birthday with a feast in a park in the up-and-coming Nørrebro quarter during the first weekend of the festival. Guest chefs will include notabilities such as head chef of Restaurant Noma, René Redzepi, as well as Chad Robinson, Rosio Sanchez and others.

    Another member of Copenhagen’s gastronomic elite rallying under the festival this year is Michelin restaurant Kokkeriet, who are composing a special menu around the festival’s focus on sustainability and togetherness. This is part of the festival’s concept Taste of Copenhagen, where restaurants and bars across the city interpret the festival’s values with special tasting menus. Taste of Copenhagen also features unusual names such as the National Museum of Denmark offering a historic look at the Danish cake table.

    Festivalgoers can also indulge themselves in something inherently Danish, such as the traditional smørrebrød (also known as the open-faced sandwich), as the food market in the city’s Meatpacking District pairs up with renowned microbrewery Mikkeller to host a day dedicated to the Danish specialty.

     

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    Dine under open skies or travel back in time with Copenhagen Cooking

    Dine under open skies in Copenhagen’s medieval centre, go on a Michelin picnic with Restaurant Kadeau or go on a gastronomic time travel. With little under a month until Copenhagen Cooking starts up the hotplates in the Danish Capital, the programme offers more than 150 unique events.

    Go on a picnic in the scenic Amager Fælled just outside of Copenhagen with a basket provided by Michelin- starred Restaurant Kadeau. Or relive the original 1983 menu from Era Oras opening. If you are not so Michelin-inclined, you can have an informal meal in the middle of the city’s medieval centre or right down by the harbour.

    These are just some of the 150 gastronomic temptations that Copenhagen will be full of from August 21 to 30, when the Copenhagen Cooking Festival opens its doors.

    One of the themes this year is the street dinner – informal long table dinners in the city streets. You can have a seat in Magstræde, in the city’s medieval centre, where the restaurants and bars of the street shut down traffic and come together for one night only to with an Italian-styled menu and great music and atmosphere. SALT Bar & Restaurant have also teamed up with a sustainable Danish fisherman’s guild to host an evening by the city’s harbour, where the menu is defined by the night’s catch.

     

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    Michelin picnic and gastro time travels

    Festival guests who would like a gastronomic experience in nature need not worry, as Michelin-starred restaurant Kadeau will pack picnic baskets for a day trip to the scenic nature at Amager Fælled, just outside of Copenhagen.

    This summer’s festival programme also contains a number of historically inspired events: Guests can go back to the opening of now legendary Michelin restaurant Era Ora, as the restaurant’s younger sibling L’Altro revives the original retro-Italian menu. The National Museum of Denmark will also offer up a historical cake table with cakes and confections from past centuries.

     

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    Cooking classes galore

    During Copenhagen Cooking, you can also sharpen your gastronomic knowledge and cooking skills with one of the many classes and courses on the festival programme. For instance, you can go to a hands-on bread making course at Meyer’s and learn your way around the classic Danish rye bread (all in English).

    The open-faced sandwich – also known as smørrebrød – is another Danish favourite, and at Timm Vladimir’s Kitchen, you’ll get the chance to make your own. You can also refine your skills at the other end of the Danish culinary spectrum, as Timm Vladimir also offers a course guiding you through the basics of the New Nordic Cuisine. Both courses are in English.

     

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    Danish Fashion Institute

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  • 4th July 2015
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    Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI) is a network organization established by the Danish fashion industry in 2005. The purpose of DAFI is to facilitate an extensive network to develop, promote, market and push Danish fashion forward in order to strengthen Denmark’s position on the global fashion map. The stronger Danish fashion stands abroad and the more […]




    Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI) is a network organization established by the Danish fashion industry in 2005. The purpose of DAFI is to facilitate an extensive network to develop, promote, market and push Danish fashion forward in order to strengthen Denmark’s position on the global fashion map. The stronger Danish fashion stands abroad and the more international attention it attracts, the better we ensure the development of a stronger and more competitive fashion industry in Denmark.

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    DAFI’s work is based on a vision of gathering the industry, strengthening Copenhagen Fashion Week, putting Danish fashion on the national political agenda, strengthening communication between the industry and relevant educational institutions, generating and sharing new industry knowledge and facilitating networking.

    At present, Danish Fashion Institute consists of 135 member companies from the fashion industry ranging from the biggest and most established companies to the new generation of fashion labels.

    As both a networking organization and a member organization, DAFI works in part with large, visionary, and agenda-setting initiatives that benefit the whole industry, but also with more concrete and value-generating projects for the members, to the benefit of individual companies.

     

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    Copenhagen Fashion Week Since its founding in 2005, Danish Fashion Institute has been in charge of organising one of Denmark’s biggest international events; the biannual Copenhagen Fashion Week. Prior to 2005, the Danish capital’s fashion week was primarily an event for trade fairs and sales, but since then the umbrella project Copenhagen Fashion Week has developed into a true cultural happening with fashion shows, events, and activities, that has spread across the whole city and involves not only fashion professionals but also city residents and tourists.

    Copenhagen Fashion Week was established by Danish Fashion Institute with the aim of building a genuine “Fashion Week” with runway shows, events, and PR-activities on top of the trade fair-centred “Market Week” in Copenhagen. To begin with, Copenhagen Fashion Week was the biggest project of DAFI, but soon grew so large that it was separated into a subsidiary.

     

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    Copenhagen Fashion Week ApS works as an umbrella organization with the purpose of gathering, supporting, and facilitating shows, events, and other activities during fashion week, while marketing and communicating these through a range of media and platforms. At the same time, it is the task of Copenhagen Fashion Week to offer a range of services to continuously raise standards and accessibility to events for professionals. Besides this, it is Copenhagen Fashion Week’s purpose to market Copenhagen internationally as an important fashion destination and attract exciting design companies, buyers, and media to town – positioning Copenhagen Fashion Week as the Fashion Capital of Scandinavia. Copenhagen Fashion Week is also behind Copenhagen Fashion Festival.

     

    NICE

    In 2008, DAFI initiated the NICE project (Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical), in collaboration with our Nordic sister organizations, collectively Nordic Fashion Association. NICE’s purpose is to assist and motivate fashion companies to integrate sustainability and social responsibility in their business practices and processes and thereby create value for society. Since 2009, NICE has organised the highly renowned international summit Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held every other year to gather industry professionals, politicians, experts and NGO’s from across the globe to discuss visions and challenges for a sustainable fashion industry.

    NICE – Nordic Initiative Clean & Ethical – is a pan-Nordic project whose primary purpose is to motivate and support fashion companies in integrating practices of sustainability and social responsibility in their businesses to the benefit of people, the environment, and profits.

     

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    Fashionforum.dk

    In 2010, DAFI launched the fashion industry’s news site Fashionforum.dk – a project that emerged from Modezonen (read more below). Fashionforum.dk delivers daily news on the Danish fashion industry and contains Denmark’s biggest job portal specifically targeting the fashion industry.

    FashionForum is the Danish fashion industry’s news portal with features, news, background articles, and job ads – updated every day.

    FashionForum.dk was launched with the aim of creating a virtual platform and place of gathering for the Danish fashion industry. In terms of both page-views and a brimming job ad platform, FashionForum soon proved to fill a demand within the industry. However, as DAFI had only raised funds for FashionForum for the limited duration of the Modezonen project, so when time was running out in the fall of 2011, much was at stake.
    Neither DAFI nor the industry at large were ready to bid farewell to FashionForum and all the knowledge, experience, and capacity the project had generated through its two years. In literally the last moment, FashionForum and its readers could heave a sigh of relief. With support from a number of the industry’s strongest actors, the funding was partly secured, letting FashionForum continue delivering fresh news and jobs to and from the fashion industry.

     

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    Modezonen

    From 2008-2011, DAFI ran the three-year political industry initiative Modezonen in collaboration with Kolding School of Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design, KEA, Danish Design Centre, TEKO, The Danish Chamber of Commerce, Dansk Fashion and Textile, The Trade Council of Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen, and the Capital Region of Denmark. Modezonen aimed to ensure and advance opportunities for combining creativity, innovation, talent development, business savvy, ethics, and a global outlook – thereby creating an even better environment for economic and responsible growth in the fashion industry.

     

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    Find out more here danishfashioninstitute.dk

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    It’s Chili in Denmark

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  • 13th May 2015
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    We all know about the dark winters in Denmark, with the bitter frost that bites right through you and the snow that you have to dig out day in day out to get anywhere. But most Nordophiles would quite like to experience a winter there, the ambiance, the eery quiet. The summers on the other […]




    We all know about the dark winters in Denmark, with the bitter frost that bites right through you and the snow that you have to dig out day in day out to get anywhere. But most Nordophiles would quite like to experience a winter there, the ambiance, the eery quiet.

    The summers on the other hand in Denmark seem to be mild and bright, giving endless days to dip in the sea, walk among the sand dunes or sit in a hot tub outside a summerhouse. So some Nordophiles would prefer this time of year!

    What happens if you combine the two? Who knew chili and hot went together as one so well…… I’m of course talking about Chili peppers in Denmark and that can only mean one person.

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    Chili Klaus has really made the chili and chili tasting popular in Denmark. Together with Bubber, Preben Kristensen, Hella Joof and many others, he has eaten his way through some of the world’s strongest chilies on television. Chili Klaus’s videos have been seen by millions of people, and in 2014 he got the Zulu Award for the most entertaining video of the year.

    In 2014, he was also awarded the Food&media Award for being the best food communicator in Denmark, on social medias!

    Chili Klaus (Claus Pilgaard ) is also a skilled pianist from The Royal Academy of Music, and has a career as a comedian.

    Klaus encourages you to try a variety of chilies. For those who just want to feel the faint heat to those who want a hot experience!

    If you make it over to Denmark look out for another of Chili Klaus chili tasting events, which last year in Copenhagen saw 1000 people simultaneously take the leap of faith and dive into something chili in Denmark.

     

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