Location: BLOX, Bryghusgade 10

Period: July 2 – July 6

Food Futures Imagined is an interactive, physical and digital pavilion that showcases the content of a parallel publication entitled ‘The Hacktivist’s Guide to Food Security’. You can explore the publication through the pavilion and use your own mobile device to be part of the exhibition space.

Illustrations: SHL Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Roskilde Festival
Blox Hub


The exhibition explores the relationship between food systems and our urban infrastructure, architecture, and policy to reveal the environmental impacts of these structures, and innovative techniques in food circularity that can be implemented in urban environments.

This exhibition is a milestone in a continuing journey of knowledge creation and research beginning on the 11th of June with CAFx, and is incorporated in the “Neighbourhoods For Generations” project in Høje Gladsaxe. The exhibition will travel to Roskilde and GRASP Festival as a community activation device to facilitate social transformation for the following years.

The collaboration between SHL Architects, Roskilde Festival and BloxHub highlights the intersectional relevance of this topic to social, ecological, political and urban fields through the conceptual capacities of architecture and design.

Each collaborator represents a different lens on food systems:
SHL is guiding the collaboration and approaches the topic from an architectural and urbanistic standpoint.

Roskilde Festival takes the approach from a cultural perspective, with a special interest in social transformation.

While BloxHub provides an innovation structure and network of actors that facilitate a connection to research and industry leaders.

“What would our cities look like if they had developed without the infrastructure that conceals and ejects vast amounts of waste on a daily basis?
The question asks us to imagine a more circular alternative to the way we deal with waste from the operation of buildings in cities, and re-examine the urban systems that underpin biodiversity collapse, inequity, and climate change.”

Enlai Hooi
Architect, SHL


This SDG pavilion will be used to generate content for developing an action-oriented community of people, organizations, and companies who find opportunities to work together to change their food environments. The pavilion is produced from borrowed objects and post-use recycled consumer waste.


Poetic Daylight

Daylight gives us an understanding of where we are in the world and of the spaces, we find ourselves in every day. The ‘Poetic Daylight’ pavilion, unfolds the spatial qualities of daylight, where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight can be experienced in a series of spaces.

03 Good Health and Well-Being

The Raft

A sensory structure landing on one of Copenhagen canal’s floating platforms, aiming at offering visitors a direct and playful sensorial experience with the water.

13 Climate Action


Investigating the role of precast concrete in sustainable equitable urban development. Is it possible to reuse the building components of these buildings in new construction, minimizing resource consumption?

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

From 4 to 1 Planet

How do we reduce climate impact from residential buildings to a fourth of the current level without compromising on attractivity and liveability?

Find three different answers to this question in our three pavilions, developed by next generations architects.

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Bricks in Common

The brick pavilion ‘Bricks in Common’ brings our attention to this double bind: brick has a potentially long lifespan – it is, however, also a very energy-consuming material to produce. If we want brick to play a larger part of the sustainable development, we need further innovation, development, and more design for disassembly.

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Living Places Copenhagen

Living Places Copenhagen – the first seven prototypes of the concept, show how we can develop sustainable buildings with a three times lower CO2 footprint and a first-class indoor climate. The concept holds the lowest CO2 emissions in Denmark, demonstrating that we do not have to wait for future technology to build more sustainably

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Architects Without Border’s pavilion is an interpretation of one of their actual development projects, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a bio-center provides crucial services in a densely packed slum – while creating a social focal point.

06 Clean Water and Sanitation
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