Superkilen is a new urban park that cuts through the heart of Copenhagen’s diverse Nørrebro neighborhood, home to more than 60 nationalities. The kilometer-long “Super Park”, which consists of three themed parts–”Red Square”, “Black Market”, and “Green Park”–is dotted with various pop artifacts and cultural mementos “sourced” from the home countries of the area’s inhabitants. Here, you’re just as likely to stumble across manhole covers from Paris and Islamic tiled fountains from Morocco as you are (ironic) neon Communist signage from Moscow and curvy benches from Brazil.
Rather than fashion a park ex nihilo–one that would inevitable contain elements of distinctly Danish design–the collective decided to draw on Nørrebro’s ”local intelligence”, gathering elements, experiences, and memories from all over the world in one “curated” park for the people by the people, so to speak. Superflex organized five groups of people to travel back to their native lands, where they selected various urban souvenirs for inclusion in the Superkilen.