Copenhagen Democracy Map

Copenhagen, World Capital of Architecture 2023

Social Cities has mapped democracy in Copenhagen and developed an interactive map of places in the city representing democratic values, including inclusion, freedom of expression, diversity, participation, co-creation, and more. We invite Copenhageners, Danes, and city guests to explore the history and culture of Danish democracy to gain insights into who we are and to find the path to a sustainable future.

Whether on foot, by bike, or virtually from the sofa, you can click on the locations on the map to view images and read our stories. The sequence of places reflects a natural flow, and the journey can be taken in parts. It starts around the central political institutions in the heart of Copenhagen and continues through several distinctive neighbourhoods in the city, where democracy, participation and inclusion work at the local level.

We continuously activate the map through city walks, workshops, and events in collaboration with schools, city guides, musicians, and artists.

With support from the Danish Cultural Agency, the Danish Arts Foundation, Sharing Copenhagen, Valby Local Council.
Project: 2020-under development