HUMAN HOTEL began as a practical solution for the activist community during the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009. For this event, Wooloo’s accommodation initiative secured free homestays for activists who could otherwise not come to Copenhagen due to lack of hotels. Today, Wooloo continues to run Human Hotel in Denmark, USA, Senegal, Holland and Sweden where the project uses intelligent matchmaking with locals to connect visiting artists and urban planners with the specific knowledge and talents of residents. At Alt_Cph16 Crosscuts HUMAN HOTEL has provided accomodation for the participating artists.
Wooloo is an artist group based in Amager, Copenhagen. The group was founded by Sixten Kai Nielsen, Martin Rosengaard, and Russell Ratshin. The word "Wooloo" derives from an Indigenous Australian word meaning: "Where waters meet". The group’s first project, wooloo.org, was developed and launched in 2002. Wooloo’s practice focuses on social and artistic experiments, and Wooloo creates social programs concerning collaborative participation. Like the online community, many of Wooloo's other works explore strategies in which several people take part in the art-making process. During the UN climate conference in 2009 in Copenhagen, Wooloo has arranged for 3,000 activists to stay in the homes of private families with the hospitality-program Human Hotel.
Visit http://wooloo.net/ to read more about Wooloo.