How to Become a Culture City (Blocks)

The work How to Become a Culture City (Blocks) is a box-set consisting of 45 oak blocks containing 226 letters, which describe Aalborg Municipality’s new Cultural Policy. The box-set allows the user to spell out the cultural policy’s six main focus areas:

Aalborg - where it is good to be an artist
Aalborg - where culture creates a vibrant municipality
Aalborg - where culture takes part in meaningful partnerships
Aalborg - where children and youth meet art and culture of high quality 
Aalborg - with strong cultural institutions with a concise profile 
Aalborg - where there is equality in culture

The work seeks to create a dialogue about what constitutes a sustainable cultural city and welcomes everyone who would like to re-activate the cultural policy to do so through reassembling the letters.

The work was exhibited at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in Aalborg, Denmark.

Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen, and Kulturhuset Trekanten. A special thank you to Tømrer Sara Grønborg for carpentry assistance and chairman Mads Duedahl for lending his handwriting.

How to Become a Culture City (Blocks)

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