Beatniks, Yuppies, GenY, Millennials. This season we met the Yuccie’s, or Young Urban Creatives. They’re known by the desire of shaping their own ideas to develop new jobs and, as a result, boosting fresh business chains and communities networks.
If you walk through Nørrebro neighborhood in Copenhagen you’ll discover a venue with that mood, full of creatives forging new ideas. Jaegersborggade street is a good example of a strong innovative community empowered by the blooming number of restaurants, antiques, cafes, mini-markets, new designers and artists. CMYK is an art shop offering Danish graphics, illustrations and cartoons and there’s also nice ceramics and objects at UhLaLa and Keramiker.
The urban art got a new place there too: In the streets, parks, it is everywhere, lots of murals and paintings such as the works of Basco5, Sdarling and Obeygiant. The construction visit this site of the new metro’s line at the Nørrebroparken has triggered a wide movement at the local community and turned the area into a space for self-expression and creativity. Many artists were allowed to display their work on the construction site walls. A few minutes walk and you’re at Superkilen, another park built up to re-urbanize the region. Using found obj
ects to set up a global and united identity of its inhabitants, the project is a fusion of architecture, landscape and art.
This healthy reality comes from a relation between a creative economy system and creative minds. As a result, Nørrebro has been experiencing a tipping point to build a bright space to live together and experience urban art.