streetscape, topography

the art of the Metro hoardings

Engineering works for the major extension of the Metro in Copenhagen has meant that many streets and squares have been blocked or screened off with hoarding that are said to be in total 6 kilometres long and are, in places, 4 metres high. This has become almost a permanent part of the city streetscape and the work is not scheduled to be completed until 2018.

Metroselskabet, the company behind the project, came up with a scheme for artists and children in the city to use the hoardings as a canvas not only for street art but for communication and as a backdrop to installations.

photographs from walking the circuit