Project Statement

Christiania began as a dream that has continued for over 50 years. It was a former military facility within a quarter of Copenhagen where hippies, squatters and others gathered to create a life based on communal living. In 1972, Christiania came to an arrangement with the Ministry of Defense of Denmark regarding payment for electricity and water. The Ministry gave their political seal of approval as a social experiment.

Christiania still maintains the lifestyle of its original conception, but the current government is now beginning to take steps towards normalization, and this unique environment could quickly change. People are attracted to the intangible. The dualities and the magical mixture of anarchy and love that still exists in Christiania is what continue to draw people there.

Bevar Christiania!!