Urbane Recipes is a call to all citizens to take part in the creation of the city using artistic methods. Since 2010 Råderum has invited Danish and International artists, architects and activists to make interventions and actions in public space, which can be repeated by following a simple recipe. With “Park(ing) Day” Rebar urged the residents of the neighborhood Nørrebro in Copenhagen to transform empty parking lots into alternative public spaces. An other example is when Spanish architect and artist Santiago Cirugeda together with local people transformed an abandoned urban area into a temporary playground.

Urbane Recipes is a concept that has grown out of Råderum’s vision to challenge conventional formats of contemporary art. Urban Recipes is a method reducing the distance between the art and the public, and an attempt to make better cities using building on the citizens’ own creative power. In order to let the method spread and make it accessible to the public, we have made recipes for a selection of the action. The first five urban recipes can be read here (in Danish).

#10 Oscar de Carmen & Martinka Bobrikova “Strategies to Minimize the Error”
Alt_Cph16 Crosscuts

Strategies to Minimize the Error is an illustrated dumpster diving manual in six easy steps. The recipe goes through the basic processes in dumpster diving tactics. Strategies to Minimize the Error is developed as part of their participation in Alt_Cph Crosscuts.


#6 Santiago Cirugeda “Urban Furniture”
Nansensgade 2013


#5 Simon Ingemar & Anders Mogensen “Social Bicycle Sculpture”
Roskilde Festival 2012


#4 Rebar 
“Park(ing) Day”
Føtex, Ydre Nørrebro 2011

urban aktion 3, byrumsopskrifter, raaderum, kunst i det offentlige rum

#3 Råderum “Swinging Garden”
Føtex, Ydre Nørrebro 2011


#2 Råderum “Hand Out”

Dronning Louises Bro 2011


#1 Råderum “Guerilla Gardening”
Ørestaden 2010


#0 Søren Lindgreen “Urban Breakfast”
Ørestaden 2010