THE POWER OF JOY AT CHRISTIANSHAVN



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We celebrate 'The power of Joy' through a portrait series of nine local women of Christianshavn, showing their love for the neighborhood.Inspired by the vibrant life of Christianshavn and the all the stories, big and small, the neighborhood can tell, we show nine women who all celebrate individuality and diversity. We have made portraits and short videos of nine happy, strong and inspiring local women from Christianshavn at the location in the neighborhood, that brings them most joy, wearing their favorite Modström outfit
Paulina Lykke
Influencer


What does joy mean to you?
Joy for me is, amongst other things, security and family. Christianshavn is the place in the world where I feel the safest. The biggest moments of my life have taken place on Christianshavn. Joy to me can be taking a walk by the canals with my boyfriend and son, when I see the 2 play together, I feel the most joy.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Christianshavn hides an endless amount of pearls, one of the ones most special to me is Kasernen in Wildersgade. I never went to an institution because my grandmother and grandfather lived few blocks away from my childhood home and they both wanted to and had the time to take care of my little brother and I, so all my childhood Kasernen has been my second home.
Paulina Lykke
Influencer


What does joy mean to you?
Joy for me is, amongst other things, security and family. Christianshavn is the place in the world where I feel the safest. The biggest moments of my life have taken place on Christianshavn. Joy to me can be taking a walk by the canals with my boyfriend and son, when I see the 2 play together, I feel the most joy.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Christianshavn hides an endless amount of pearls, one of the ones most special to me is Kasernen in Wildersgade. I never went to an institution because my grandmother and grandfather lived few blocks away from my childhood home and they both wanted to and had the time to take care of my little brother and I, so all my childhood Kasernen has been my second home.
Nathalie Veil
Owner of Sweet Treat


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is the small hidden places in the city where you truly see the colors and diversity of Christianshavn – the calmness from the canal, the sounds of the nature, eating good food with friends, laughing and enjoying the moment. Buying flowers from the local florist and going to the local playground with my son and friends.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Wilders Plads is to me very special. The old buildings oozing of history, the canals reflecting, the boats rocking from side to side in the water and the craftsmen with their small workshops. Sitting down in the sun at the restaurant “lalala" is to me the perfect spot. Charming in a real way. They pull out their Aperol cart and life is good. People extract from their small caves and suddenly life becomes more fun!
Nathalie Veil
Owner of Sweet Treat


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is the small hidden places in the city where you truly see the colors and diversity of Christianshavn – the calmness from the canal, the sounds of the nature, eating good food with friends, laughing and enjoying the moment. Buying flowers from the local florist and going to the local playground with my son and friends.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Wilders Plads is to me very special. The old buildings oozing of history, the canals reflecting, the boats rocking from side to side in the water and the craftsmen with their small workshops. Sitting down in the sun at the restaurant “lalala" is to me the perfect spot. Charming in a real way. They pull out their Aperol cart and life is good. People extract from their small caves and suddenly life becomes more fun!
Frederikke Kaysen
Product Development Manager, A.P. Møller-Mærsk


What does joy mean to you?
Joy is my biggest source of energy. It rarely pops out of the blue and is mostly followed by its sibling, freedom. Free to choose. I know that I have that freedom most of the time, but sometimes when I wake before sunrise by my iPhone's interpretation of a bird chirping, I tend to forget it. But really the best thing about joy is that its reinforced by contrast.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

In my home on Christianshavn I easily find joy. Here I am free to eat pancakes at every meal, sit up all night and paint or wear my pajamas day in and day out, if I want to.
Frederikke Kaysen
Product Development Manager, A.P. Møller-Mærsk


What does joy mean to you?
Joy is my biggest source of energy. It rarely pops out of the blue and is mostly followed by its sibling, freedom. Free to choose. I know that I have that freedom most of the time, but sometimes when I wake before sunrise by my iPhone's interpretation of a bird chirping, I tend to forget it. But really the best thing about joy is that its reinforced by contrast.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

In my home on Christianshavn I easily find joy. Here I am free to eat pancakes at every meal, sit up all night and paint or wear my pajamas day in and day out, if I want to.
Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costumier


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is enjoying some good food, a cold beer on a warm summer night and laughing together with the people I love.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

My boyfriend and I have a spot down by the harbor where we often meet in the summer after work and drink a beer and talk about our day while the sun is setting.
Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costumier


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is enjoying some good food, a cold beer on a warm summer night and laughing together with the people I love.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

My boyfriend and I have a spot down by the harbor where we often meet in the summer after work and drink a beer and talk about our day while the sun is setting.
Carla Carli Bom
Owner of Lash Lab


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is spending time with my family, laughing together and experiences in the nature.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Lots of places. I was raised in Christiania, which is a lovely place, that to me brings many fairy tales like childhood memories. I love nature in the middle of a big city. And of course, my small clinic in Christianshavn with the most wonderful view of the canals. Soon I will be able to bring my daughter along with me as she starts kindergarten right next door. That is nice.
Carla Carli Bom
Owner of Lash Lab


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is spending time with my family, laughing together and experiences in the nature.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Lots of places. I was raised in Christiania, which is a lovely place, that to me brings many fairy tales like childhood memories. I love nature in the middle of a big city. And of course, my small clinic in Christianshavn with the most wonderful view of the canals. Soon I will be able to bring my daughter along with me as she starts kindergarten right next door. That is nice.
Anne Cecilie Aarfing
Educational leader


What does joy mean to you?
I find joy in anything from a great cup of coffee, a smile from my son, a walk by the water, a loving kiss from my boyfriend and long summer nights with friends and family. Joy to me is not about what you have but rather who you have and to me it only has value if I have someone to share it with.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

My local coffee bar “Sweet Treat" is a place that creates joy and means a lot to me, it represents everything that Christianshavn, to me, embodies; diversity, freedom, imperfect aesthetics, time for each other, a community and the feeling of belonging.
Anne Cecilie Aarfing
Educational leader


What does joy mean to you?
I find joy in anything from a great cup of coffee, a smile from my son, a walk by the water, a loving kiss from my boyfriend and long summer nights with friends and family. Joy to me is not about what you have but rather who you have and to me it only has value if I have someone to share it with.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

My local coffee bar “Sweet Treat" is a place that creates joy and means a lot to me, it represents everything that Christianshavn, to me, embodies; diversity, freedom, imperfect aesthetics, time for each other, a community and the feeling of belonging.
Sascha Ørbækker
Wholesale & Collabs, Grød


What does joy mean to you?
Fundamentally I think it is easy for me to feel joy. Just by getting enough sleep, spending time in nature, being surrounded by people with great energy, eating a lovely meal and drinking white wine in beautiful surroundings, that is my joy.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Christianshavn is undoubtably my favourite place in Copenhagen, cause here we have more air, water and space. I love living between the expensive apartments by Krøyers Plads and the croquet homemade houses in Christiania. I like Edition CPH because it has a lot of versatile arts, so whether you like Danish artist, or want to experience upcoming foreign artists, you can find it all here. They are not limited to one style and as a guest this makes you keep an open mind.
Sascha Ørbækker
Wholesale & Collabs, Grød


What does joy mean to you?
Fundamentally I think it is easy for me to feel joy. Just by getting enough sleep, spending time in nature, being surrounded by people with great energy, eating a lovely meal and drinking white wine in beautiful surroundings, that is my joy.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Christianshavn is undoubtably my favourite place in Copenhagen, cause here we have more air, water and space. I love living between the expensive apartments by Krøyers Plads and the croquet homemade houses in Christiania. I like Edition CPH because it has a lot of versatile arts, so whether you like Danish artist, or want to experience upcoming foreign artists, you can find it all here. They are not limited to one style and as a guest this makes you keep an open mind.
Søs Uldall-Ekman
Advisor of children and youth culture


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is linked with the eternal journey of discovery through our everyday life.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Colours have a strong impact on me and therefore, a nuance or a colour game or the light hitting a building in a certain way can make me feel joy, specifically on Dronningensgade.
Søs Uldall-Ekman
Advisor of children and youth culture


What does joy mean to you?
Joy to me is linked with the eternal journey of discovery through our everyday life.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

Colours have a strong impact on me and therefore, a nuance or a colour game or the light hitting a building in a certain way can make me feel joy, specifically on Dronningensgade.
Maya Bohr
Cand.mag.psych


What does joy mean to you?
As the stereotypical Taurus that I am, I like to nest and surround myself in homely environments. The community and the feeling of safety by greeting one another and having a chat when you walk out your door makes me feel joy. I grew up in a village in Sweden and we always greeted each other, whether we knew each other or not. We do the same thing here in this village in the middle of the city and I love that.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

I can't help but smile when I walk by “indkøberen" in Christiania. Here dogs, children and adults gather to chat, play and have a beer or soda in the sun – here people are living in the present. Every time I walk up the stairs from the metro, I am filled with the satisfaction of living in the most fun and quirky area of the city – where there is space for both heart, mind and bottom.
Maya Bohr
Cand.mag.psych


What does joy mean to you?
As the stereotypical Taurus that I am, I like to nest and surround myself in homely environments. The community and the feeling of safety by greeting one another and having a chat when you walk out your door makes me feel joy. I grew up in a village in Sweden and we always greeted each other, whether we knew each other or not. We do the same thing here in this village in the middle of the city and I love that.

Which place in Christianshavn
brings you joy?

I can't help but smile when I walk by “indkøberen" in Christiania. Here dogs, children and adults gather to chat, play and have a beer or soda in the sun – here people are living in the present. Every time I walk up the stairs from the metro, I am filled with the satisfaction of living in the most fun and quirky area of the city – where there is space for both heart, mind and bottom.