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Copenhagen in Common – What We Have in Common


May 5 – October 22, 2023

DAC’s big summer exhibition is about what we have in common –  namely architecture. It is what frames our lives. A good place to live, work and learn. A nice place to hang out. A safe place to move about. In the exhibition What We Have in Common, we present a wide range of Danish architects who are designing Denmark now and in the future.

The City

The city belongs to all of us. We are in the midst of global urbanization, with more and more people moving to cities. That means that we need to find new ways to live, build and exist. But what does moving closer together mean for our lives? We need to share more – but how and what? And if Copenhagen is currently one of the world’s best cities to live in – how can it stay that way?

Everyday Life

The exhibition also zooms in on everyday life. Everyday life in suburban houses, in apartment complexes.  Life in the bike lane, the park, kindergarten and elementary school. Everything that forms the framework for our everyday lives – when it contributes to a good quality of life, but also when it doesn’t. We take a look at how we can design an inclusive city with room for everyone.


We also have nature in common. The green sanctuaries, the harbor and the blue oases. The plant life and the wildlife. But also climate crises, with torrential rains, floods and droughts. In this exhibition, you will experience innovative solutions, but also the difficult compromises and dilemmas that arise when discussing how we can live, build and exist in harmony with nature and the Earth’s resources.

Join us and explore what we have in common – from the perspectives of our history, our everyday lives and our relationships with the city and nature.

Part of Something Bigger

The exhibition is part of a larger program for Copenhagen as the World Capital of Architecture in 2023, where DAC will host a number of events.

Learn much more about the World Capital of Architecture by contacting the City of Copenhagen.

This exhibition is sponsored by Realdania.