Sensuous City with Metropolis/KIT and Nikolaj Kunsthal

01.07.21 — 31.07.21

The project is a sensuous 24-hour walk (THE PERFORMANCE) and exhibition (THE ARCHIVE) that awakens visions of the future.


Sisters Hope invites you on a deep, sensuous journey exploring the poetic layers of the city. For 24 hours, you will explore the city in groups of 10. Maybe you will follow the flow of the water through the city. Maybe you will experience the city through travelling sounds or the darkness of the basements.

As a participant, you will partake in a poetic walk and performance which will help us unfold the sensuous and poetic aspects of the city. In contrast to the idea of ​​the large, noisy, alienating metropolis, Sisters Hope brings us in contact with the things close to us, the tactile and the aesthetic dimension of the capital.

The walks are guided and facilitated by Sisters Hope’s performers such as: Ekko, The Invitation, The Shape-Shifter etc. Before your departure you will receive a letter with guidelines on what to prepare and bring on the walk. Along the way, there will be meals and a place to sleep.

During the 24 hours, you explore the city’s sensuous and poetic elements. What stories, atmospheres, movements, emotions lurk in the city? You perform an active research, and you bring your discoveries back to Copenhagen City Hall, where they are exhibited in display units for all the visitors of the City Hall to see.

Your discoveries lay the foundation for new dreams and visions of the city of the future – a city with room for poetry, beauty and the sensuous aspects of existence.

DATE: 4, 9, 11 July / starts between 12 and 13 hrs – finishes between 12 and 14 hrs the following day
DURATION: 24 hours
MEETING PLACE: Copenhagen City Hall, Cph. K


At Copenhagen City Hall, we open up this study of the city of the future, where everyone can contribute. In display units, we gather research from Sisters Hope’s poetic, participatory walks – material that unfolds the sensuous and poetic aspects of the city, or the lack of it. And on a large floor map of Copenhagen, you can leave your footprint and help outline new visions about how the city affects you in different places – and your dreams for the future.

Over three weeks, an emotional map is being built that draws a new picture of Copenhagen. Not a picture of buildings and infrastructure, but a picture of humans interacting in and with the city from the poetic and sensuous aspects of their being. An image of a fleeting city, where the everyday gives space for poetry, visions and dreams.

Let yourself be inspired by the narration of the exhibition and get inspiration for your own exploration of Copenhagen. What hidden, forgotten or idle potentials can you find for the city of the future?

DATE: 4-24 July 10.00-16.00 hrs / Saturdays 10.00-13.00 hrs / closed Sundays
PLACE: Copenhagen City Hall, Cph. K


Artistic director: Gry Worre Hallberg
Artistic director assistant: Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz
Development group: Gry Worre Hallberg, Nikolaj Friis Rasmussen, Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz
Performers: Agnes-Karl Christensen, Albert Greve Rasmussen, Anna Sofie Keller Brandsborg, Fanny Maria Gruvstad, Gry Worre Hallberg, Helene Sally, Julie Marie Mønsted, Kirsten Kaagaard, Maike Juul, Maja Ejrnæs, Marieke Breyne, My Salome, Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz, Nathalia Fleron, Oline Brønd, Tom Oliver Jacobsson
Production and set: Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen
Textiles: Mimi Ravn
Light design: John PG Johnsson and Maurizio Addone
Sound design: Ulf Rathjen Kring Hansen
Photo documentation: I diana lindhardt
Film documentation: Meeto Worre Kronborg Grevsen
In collaboration with and with the support of Metropolis