The artist Bjørn Nørgaard
Bjørn Nørgaard (born in 1947 in Copenhagen) is an internationally recognised sculptor, graphic designer and performance artist. He trained at the Experimental School of Fine Arts in 1964 and was Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1985-1994. He has exhibited and is represented at a number of museums both at home and abroad, including Louisiana and the National Gallery of Denmark. He is also known for the 'Queen's Tapestries' in the Banqueting Hall at Christiansborg Castle, and for the paving of Amagertorv Square, both in Copenhagen.
The Copenhagen Association of Artisans
(Haandværkerforeningen i Kjøbenhavn)
The Association was founded in 1840 as a meeting place for independent craftsmen and senior company managers in Greater Copenhagen, and it currently has around 2,700 members. It manages a large number of tenanted properties in Copenhagen, and its trust fund, Alderstrøst, owns 50 per cent of Bispebjerg Bakke.
The Bispebjerg area
The oldest part of the Bispebjerg suburb in the northwest of Copenhagen was developed in the 1920s. Most of the remainder was built over in the 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s. The name of the area was originally 'Bissebjerg', meaning 'the hill where the cattle run wild'. The name goes back to the 17th century when cattle would graze freely over the hill between Utterslev and Emdrup.Formgivningsmæssigt er husene tænkt som en helhed - og ikke som en samling af industrielle elementer. Og den tanke går igen i det gode håndværk og materialevalget.