An open head at Nørrebro

I haven´t been able to keep up with my own blog, since I have been working with my company Kadaver and the organization Masanga. There are many blog posts taking place in my head, and soon I will have them online too. An interesting one that I have thought about the last couple of days is the creation of the new Metro at Assistens kirkegården at Nørrebro´s runddel. There are a lot of citizens in Copenhagen who are extremely angry about the fact that the Metro Company are violating the peace of the graveyard. And apparently the Metro company haven´t been 100% clear and honest about their intentions AND the politicians have been sleeping when approving the plans…bummer!

I am still trying to figure out what I think about the situation. I live next to it and I see it every day… Personally I am looking forward to have a Metro station nearby, be course the public transport in the area is pretty heavy at the moment. On the other side I don´t find it appropriate to vandalize the graveyard as they do. When it all comes down I value the Metro system higher having this spesific location, than if they should re-allocate the traffic at Runddelen. That would create a damn mess for a long time. I do find it disrespectful for the people who have relatives at the graveyard! When things like this happens I always get impressed abaut the Danes eager to express how bad the situation is. Facebook groups, demonstrations and signature collections are quickly mobilizes. And I always wonder if it helps? As for now I can´t think of a situation where it did, and I am sure there are situations where it helped – and if you know of it, please fill me in. Just looking at the past couple of years at Nørrebro and some causes the public have been against; Danish troops are still in war…(which is sad)  Ungdomshuset at Jagtvej 69 got trashed down any way… (which is a tragedy!!) And now the churchyard? Again and again there are policiance to blame and to point at. On my way to the office this morning I ran into Anne Vang, politician from Social demokratiet. She is an old friend and the female leading candidate representing the social democrates. It made me reflect even more when I further down the street came by this statement on the wall of Assistens Kirkegården – Skønne Danmark (lovely Denmark) – A statement that I entrepritate as full of ironi for the current situation.

Skønne Danmark

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2 thoughts on “An open head at Nørrebro

  1. Kære Søren!
    Pudsigt egentlig. Jeg sad netop også den anden dag og blev lidt vemodig over Assistentens nye ansigt. Det kom der følgende lille tekst ud af:

    Du er ikke kommet af jord
    og du skal ikke tro
    du kan få lov til at blive
    i den
    heller.

    Kh Louise

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