Build for Creativity

A two-day conference promoting the creative placemaking agenda in Denmark.

The very first Build for Creativity conference took place in March of 2022. The conference’s aim was to inspire those with influence over urban planning to consider the value of creativity in their sector. It was also a great opportunity to shine light on the innovation and creativity found in development projects all over Denmark.


‘‘Creative Placemaking is an evolving field of practice that intentionally leverages the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place.”

The event consisted of talks, panel discussions, and presentations revolving around creative placemaking here in Denmark and beyond. The conference hosted over 20 speakers, including representatives from architect firms, the public sector, community projects, and data labs. Even a few of our very own from VOLCANO shared their insights.

Q&A sessions opened up for interesting discussions, which inspired VOLCANO to continue the conversation in a digital format. This new-found community of passion place-makers was one of the key takeaways from the Build for Creativity Conference.

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Build for Creativity was hosted by Building Green and VOLCANO. For a full list of contributors and speakers, view the program here.