1972, Copenhagen Denmark. The university is booming and Faculty of Humanities are outgrowing their space in the historic center of Copenhagen.
A temporary space is found further from the city center – on the island of Amager. Land is cheap and space is plenty. Construction begins – things are kept cheap, after all this is only a temporary solution. KUA is born.
2013, the massive concrete temple is still standing. It is however completely worn out, tired, hollow – and finally empty! More than forty years after construction began, the last building is now being taken down – a permanent solution has been found…
Sploosh was invited inside for a final tour of the empty buildings. We came to capture the intense quietness leaving an echo in the long hallways. And now we’re extremely excited to share with you the last stories of the empty rooms, walls and halls housing thousands and thousands of people over the last 40 temporary years.
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UPDATE: For the inauguration of their new buildings, The University of Copenhagen has asked us to make an exhibition of our favorite prints from this series. Come join us for the opening on Friday, September 20. at 10am in Copenhagen. We’ll be on site from 10am to 5pm,
and after that the images will be on display for about a month, before they’ll be moved around the house as part of the permanent decoration. The exhibition has gone permanent! Straight in the beautiful main entrance area of the University. We’ve just added a few shots from the display – but come by and see it live.
The permanent exhibition in the main lobby
From the opening of the exhibition – lots of beautiful people!
Images by Kasper Nybo Photography for Sploosh.