City Struck

Exhibition: 13th of October – 28th of February

Come and experience a photography exhibition that takes a look at how we form the city and how the city forms us. The exhibition focuses on the interaction between the people and the architecture.


Photo by: Life between the Clouthes Lines – Good Living / Esbjerg, 2016, Kristine Kiilerich

Clean lines, a cloudless sky and entirely devoid of people. Architectural photography is often so focused on the building itself that the people who will be using it aren’t even in the photo. The photography exhibition “City Struck – Photos of living places” calls attention to the interactions between people and the built surroundings; First we create the city, then it creates us.

This exhibition features photographs from all over the world and presents both loving and critical views of the cities and urban spaces surrounding us. Sometimes the buildings and spaces are used differently than originally intended, sometimes time alters both the architecture and the surroundings, and sometimes poetic and enriching meetings develop between people and spaces.

Photo by:Christian Lindgren
Paper Island with Copenhagen Street Food and the Royal Danish Opera House in the background /
København, 2016

The photographs are taken by recognised professional photographers as well as by the city’s many Instagram users. They have been selected because, unlike traditional architectural photography, they are not devoid of people. Instead, they focus on the interactions between the built environment and city life.

“City Struck – Photos of living” places is curated by Marie Stender and developed by the Danish Architecture Center, with works by, among others:
Fernando Guerra
Ieva Saudargaité
Iwan Baan
Jan Grarup
Jens Markus Lindhe
Kevin T. Allen
Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

The exhibition is supported by Realdania.

Read the press report

Watch the trailer from the movie shown in the exhibition