NH Collection seen from the water
A teenageroom with leopard linens

Teenage Dreams

Exhibition

June 12, 2024 –
January 5, 2025

In connection with 3daysofdesign, there is free admission to the exhibition Teenage Dreams.

Through fascinating installations created by recognized design studios such as Our Shift, Natural Material Studio, and Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen, visitors enter into a world where dreams and reality merge.

The exhibition focuses on young people and invites you to explore and reflect on what a teenager’s room represents.

A teenager’s room is more than just a room. For teenagers, their bedroom is their safe space. It is where they can get a good night’s sleep and can be themselves. It is where they do their homework, recharge their batteries, and relax. However, their room also provides the technological setting for their communication, social interaction, and identity formation online.

Today, more young people than ever are struggling. Many feel pressured to succeed and suffer from loneliness. And many teens are far more concerned about the environment today than previous generations were. Their commitment to being responsible consumers is reflected in an increasing recycling trend, both with regard to their clothing choices and to the materials and furniture they surround themselves with.

Each installation is designed to spark reflection and conversations about how spaces impact our well-being and reflect the sign of the times. You can touch new biogenetic materials, recharge your body and phone while lying in what was once a festival tent, and check out the light in the selfie zone where the border between the private and public sphere is dissolved.

 

Explore the exhibition

Dreamscapes

The installations do not show us an exact representation of what the teenage bedroom will look like in the future; rather, they offer us a vision of this universe in which wishes and behavior, nature and technology merge in different ways.

The individual installations challenge conventional design and perceptions of physical space and invite you into a world of new opportunities. The exhibition focuses on the power of ideas rather than on practical solutions, and as such illustrates that dreams can shape how we design spaces in the future.

We hear directly from the teenagers themselves

You will encounter short videos in which teenagers are given an opportunity to share their wishes about their surroundings and their bedrooms.

The exhibition also includes the photography project Still Life of Teenagers, a collection of snapshot images of contemporary teenage bedrooms taken by photographer and sociologist Barbara Marstrand.

 

Meet the exhibitors

Natural Material Studio

»I remember my room being very minimalist, with a bed that took up half the space. My walls were painted in two different shades of blue, and my bedding was satin. I recall my teenage years as a time of experimentation and exploration of my own voice, body, position, and possibilities in life« – Bonnie Hvillum.

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Barbara Marstrand

»My room was quite minimalist with few, but large pieces of furniture. I had a white table with a mirror and a spotlight above, serving as both a makeup table and a desk. Additionally, I had a wooden dresser, which my mom also had in her teenage room. On top of the dresser was a silver-colored box TV, primarily tuned to The Voice and MTV. The dresser still stands in my apartment to this day, but the TV is gone« – Barbara Marstrand.

Read about Barbara Marstrand

Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen

»The focal point for both of us was the sound of hiphop on our stereo system. We also had friends who dropped by for toast and nothing else« – Emil Krøyer and Mads Sætter-Lassen.

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Our Shift

»My teenage room was filled with clothes. All the clothes were on the floor. I had a large pink Persian rug on the floor, but you couldn’t see it because of the clothes. I also had a huge baroque mirror where I always checked my outfits. I loved that mirror« – Milan Flíček.

Read about Our Shift

 

Developed by

The exhibition was developed by the Danish Architecture Center in collaboration with Barbara Marstrand, Our Shift, Natural Material Studio and Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen

Supported by

The exhibition is supported by the philanthropic association Realdania