Our values guide our events
One of our community values is curiosity. We want to remain curious towards each other, to new ideas and to others who can influence our way of thinking.
When the first 100 students had moved into our Refshaleøen Village last autumn, we hosted a values-workshop with our friends from We Do Democracy. The goal was to identify our community values and how to implement them in the daily life in the village. We agreed that any potential community initiative would be assessed on whether or not it lived up to our values before taking in on.
Our events are guided by that principle, too: How do they reflect and strengthen our community values? In that sense, they are key in us acting as curious beings.
The connected city
We want our Community Space to be an epicenter for connecting the city around topics with complex answers and be a place where you can meet someone with a different life than your own. Events have the potential to stimulate sensory impressions and allow us to expand our mindsets. Therefore, we wish to host all sorts of events; fermentation festivals to conversations on citymaking are interesting as long as they are inclusive and true to our values.
Political debate in CPH Village
Mustafa, one of the villagers on Refshaleøen, hosted a debate ahead of two major elections in May 2019; the European Parliament and the Danish Parliament election. He started by conducting a survey on what topics the villagers wanted to discuss if given a platform and sent invitations to candidates from 9 political parties running for office. 50+ students and neighbours showed up and took part in the conversation on climate and social pressure among the young.
When asked after the event, over 50% stated that the debate helped inform their vote for the elections.
“Conversations are at the core of the political process and gives a platform to exchange ideas, be heard and ultimately, influence society”
- Mustafa Murad, villager at Refshaleøen.