Lærke: So, but we have been in the old library in the inner city.
Julie: Oh the one the one that was the old Copenhagen University library. Ohh, I used to go there when I very first came to Denmark when it was a library. It was so cool. Amazing space.
Lærke: Yeah, exactly. I've never been there when it was a library still.
Julie: I think you could probably still feel the all the years of people sitting there reading and learning.
Lærke: Of course, of course. And the history of it. It was old, and really nice. And and they lent it to us for a month. So we could set it up and we had the exhibition there for I think ten days.
But just going there every day and building Ukurant as a group. So going there, meeting your friends, being in this beautiful space with the courtyard, eating lunch in the sun. It was just like a summer that I won't forget because it was a beautiful experience. Also, just like people coming together and creating something.
Lærke: This year we had it in a wood workshop out at Refshaløen. And it was so fun to see. It wasn't planned or intended that we were going to have it there, but then we found this beautiful space with high ceilings, just as grand feeling as the old library, but a completely different vibe. Like raw machinery, stacks of materials against the walls, and just a really, really, really, really beautiful space. And then just seeing how the space then transformed when we placed all of the pieces.
And during the exhibition there something, another story was told in the exhibition because you got this the feeling of all the hours that the young designers put into all of the pieces, the craft, the work that went into them.
Julie: Because it was in this workshop, it felt like they were made there.
Lærke: Yeah. And of course it wasn't made there, but it was just like the feeling.
Julie: Really? So actually the space was part of the co-creation.
Lærke: 100%! And that's the most fun thing that when you can move into a place that also gives something back that is just not just a white cube but that it also brings a story.
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