Lars Gemzøe

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:00
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Lars Gemzøe (Architect MAA, University of Copenhagen), "Walking on old trails thinking about Pikionis, Acropolis and places in Denmark. Urban transformations – public spaces and more"

This talk is about people walking on old and new trails. It is rather freely inspired by Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis’ work.
People’s way of walking influences the design of public spaces, and during the presentation we shall look at creative use of old and new ideas in the design of public space architecture in Denmark.
The main focus will be on Copenhagen. The old streets in Copenhagen – which are now the core of the pedestrian street network – were the trodden paths made by cattle and people walking through the landscape before the city was founded. So these streets are some of the oldest pieces of the history of the city.
Although not as old as the path to the Acropolis, might there be an analogy anyway? And might there by more examples of possible inspirations from Pikionis in the pavements of public spaces in other parts of Denmark?