Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 23.2 x 31.5 in (59 x 80 cm)
Condition: Fair condition - few marks on the front and the sides has a little wear
Dissemination: Very rare
This beautiful poster was created for the 25th Anniversary for the freetown of Christiania situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. This poster was only made in a few copies and has never been reprinted - meaning this poster is very hard to find.
The turbulent history of the free town began in 1971 when a group of Copenhagen locals climbed through the fences guarding the site. They wanted a green recreational area and a playground for their children to romp in. That same year, an alternative newspaper ran an article about the abandoned military buildings - the old Bådsmandsstræde Barracks - situated on the site, and ideas about how they could be used as homes for the many young people who couldn’t get a place to live.
The article caused a massive immigration of people from near and far who wanted to create a different life based on community and freedom. Since then, the freetown has led a tumultuous existence, and the Christianians have been both tolerated by the government as inhabitants of an official "social experiment" as well as given eviction notices by politicians on many occasions.
Yet, more than forty years later they are still here, only a ten minute stroll away from the centre of Copenhagen, and it is still possible to sense the atmosphere of history and experience. Perhaps the last remnants of the peace and love hippie movement in Europe.
But there is a lot more into Christiania than that - the freetown is well know for it's open marijuana market, cafes, concert halls and workshops in abundance. The locals are regarded as having a high creative spirit and an open mind which I guess is reflected on this poster. The flag of Christiania is planted in the middle of a globe with no real countries which probably symbolizes one world for every man without borders.
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