24 January 2009

Dreams on Wheels World Tour


The Dreams on Wheels exhibition of Danish bicycle culture was seen by a couple hundred thousand people in the main Australian cities through the last half of 2008 and now the exhibition has morphed into a bigger and better version 2.0. It has been given wheels and has just rolled into Edinburgh yesterday. Anthony Robson from .citycycling took some shots at the premiere.

You can see it at the Royal Botanical Gardens from 24 January to 21 March 2009. Here's some more info about the exhibition from Copenhagenize.com and here's some more info from the Danish Cultural Institute in Great Britain.

If you love the photos here on Copenhagenize and over at Copenhagen Cycle Chic, you can see them up front and personal at the exhibition since I provided the photography - a few hundred photos in all. You can see Danish bicycles and learn about how we developed our bicycle culture.

Dreams on Wheels will be visiting many cities around the world throughout 2009. I'll keep you posted.

The exhibition consists of ten white boxes which each contain a Danish bicycle from the likes of Velorbis, Pedersen, Christiania bike, Biomega, etc. In each box are photographs from a different Copenhagen location to compliment the bike.

There is also a large black box adorned with my photographs of cyclists and a selection of quotes by me about Copenhagen and our bicycle culture. Inside is loads of inspiration and information about Jan Gehl and the cycling city of Odense and other good things.

Here's an earlier post about Dreams on Wheels.

14 comments:

Lachlan Hurst said...

It was a great, but small expo when it came through Melbourne. Well worth checking out if your around the neighborhood.

Here's a few pictures I took of the Melbourne expo. I was going post a link up ages ago but don't think I got around to it.
Dreams on Wheels, Melbourne

Anonymous said...

will we have the chance to see it in vienna as well?

WestfieldWanderers said...

This I want to see.

Whereabouts in the UK will this tour go?

Cyclo said...

...I've tried to arrange for it to come to Colchester, leaving messages for various people at the Danish Embassy but no luck ;-(
Anyone to do with the exhibition who is reading this can get in touch via www.colchester-cycling.org.uk

Mikael said...

it's only going to big cities around the world to generate interest in the UN Climate Conference in December, in Copenhagen.

London in september, I believe.

Adrienne Johnson said...

Perhaps those who wish for an exhibition like this could create their own with the bikes available in their own areas. It could be quite fun!

Gorka said...

Will it make it to America? I'm in Seattle

Mikael said...

it's going to NYC and LA later in the year. Dates to be confirmed.

Anonymous said...

Any chance the exhibit could swing by Toronto? If yes, I can put you in touch with a group(s) who can do the arranging of details. veronica

Mikael said...

the tour venues are decided by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who funded the exhibition.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear/see that it's coming to Los Angeles, Ca....the car(cough, cough) capital of the U.S; according to the automakers. Thom J.

Mackenzie said...

Contacts? Who is the curator and is there someone at the Danish consulate who is solely responsible for the bookings? So many questions and ideas...

Mikael said...

the danish foreign ministry in copenhagen has funded the show. the curator has recieved a budget and scheduled the cities.

perhaps next year there will be another incarnation of the show that can travel to other venues.

Anonymous said...

Seen it, Great to have it in Edinburgh!