During the last couple of years the public space of Copenhagen has been democratized. It is somehow no longer considered solely a place for advertisers and pre-approved projects, but ours to inhabit and care for. This liberation owes a lot to street art, changing our perceptions of public space, and showing us that we too can have a say. It is still only in the early stages, but it is spreading like wildfire, leaving a trace of poetry, art, political statements, public furniture and guerrilla gardens. I found this strapped to the Metro construction site fence on Town Hall Square:
Demokratiet har plads til os alle / Democracy has room for us all
From the attached note: This project came about as a response to the act of terror in Norway... ...Democracy and the democratic process are not bound by a particular colour of skin, a particular geographical origin or a particular belief system, or none as the case may be. Democracy simply consists of people, including the ones we do not agree with or don't like. "Democracy Has Room For Us All" are words translated into something as simple as yarn and human hands.