The Art of Repair: Vulnerability, Labour and Local Entanglements

Hospital for Self Medication (DK), Foreningen Kunst og Mental Sundhed, Kristina Müntzing (SE), Rasmus Brink Pedersen (DK), Zeenath Hasan (DK/SE), Anna Rieder & Signe Lynge Andersen (DK), Staying with the struggle* (DK), Byhaven & Terræn - Aktivitetscentret Sundholm (DK), Dzamil Kamanger & Kalle Hamm (IR/FI)
19/09 2020


Fabrikken for Kunst og Design (The Factory for Art and Design) has a history as the main laundry for hospital textiles for the Copenhagen health care sector. As part of the Sundholm area the laundry functioned as a labour camp for so-called ‘outsiders’: sex workers, homeless citizens, those struggling with mental health issues and other who did not fit into society’s norms. This event departs from the local history of the factory. Through site specific art works, performance and conversations across disciplines and experiences, we explore the relationships between art, local politics, activism and vulnerability. What is the potential and the problems that accompany socially engaged art and art dealing with mental health? Which are the potential consequences of art projects – such as biennials like Alt_Cph – moving into local communities haunted by troubled histories, trauma, inequality and precarity?


The event will be held in a mix of Danish and English.



12.45 – Doors Open

13.00 – Welcome by Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology

13.30 – Panel: The Art of Repair: Vulnerability, Labour and Local Entanglements

With Zeenath Hasan, Staying With The Struggle, Rasmus Brink Pedersen and Birgit Bundesen. Moderated by Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld.



15.15 – Guided tour in Byhaven & Terræn

16.00 – Artist talk: Jakob Jakobsen & Hospital for Self Medication

16.30 – Reading: Mathilde Blyme and Olivia Lund


With site specific work by Kristina Müntzing and Anna Rieder & Signe Lynge Andersen, a smaller satellite of Hospital for Self Medication by Jakob Jakobsen, and ongoing performance in the surrounding public space at Sundholmen by Dzamil Kamanger & Kalle Hamm.


Because of COVID-19 spaces for this event are very limited. Please reserve your ticket here. Tickets cost 25 dkk including tea and coffee. In case of spare seats tickets will be sold at the door.



This event takes place at Fabrikken for Kunst og Design. The location is wheelchair accessible. We strictly adhere to government guidelines for COVID-19 and suggest that audience wear masks.




Anna Rieder & Signe Lynge (DK), Jakob Jakobsen & Hospital for Self Medication (DK), Foreningen for Kunst og Mental Sundhed (DK), Kristina Müntzing (SE), Rasmus Brink Pedersen (DK), Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (DK), Zeenath Hasan (SE), Byhaven & Terræn (DK), Staying with the Struggle (represented by Barly Tshibanda (DRC/DK) and Nanna K. Dahler (DK), Mathilde Blyme (DK), Olivia Lund (DK)