2017 Art Installations

2017 Art Search for "Hurry Up Slowly"

Hurry Up Slowly

by: Christiania, Freetown
from: Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
year: 2017

Hurry Up Slowly is a wooden snail, big enough for participants to enter through the snail body into the snail space inside the shell. It consists of two main forms joined together; the snail body and the snail shell. The whole structure is open and lets daylight and wind through while offering a shifting pattern of partly shade.

The snail is a universal form, that to us, symbolizes the slowness of consensus democracy. In our community, Freetown Christiania, decisions are made in consensus. From our experience, in order to make consensus work in a community, you need to slow down, be flexible and open.

The inner snail space is meant as a room for contemplation and cooperation. It is meant to initiate and inspire a sense of community feeling. A hands on experience of consensus, on a mental, physical, and spiritual level through workshops.