An interview with Andreas Koefoed, director of The Lost Leonardo.

Photo: The Lost Leonardo.

The Lost Leonardo. The whole story of the most talked about painting of the century will premiere June 13 at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

“This is a film about the incredible journey of a painting, the Salvator Mundi, The Saviour of the world, possibly by Leonardo da Vinci. It is a true story, yet a fairytale worthy of Hans Christian Andersen: A damaged painting, neglected for centuries, is fortuitously rediscovered and soon after praised as a long-lost masterpiece of divine beauty,” says Andreas Koefoed, the Danish director of The Lost Leonardo.

Ahead of the Tribeca Film…


An interview with Thomas Daneskov, director of Wild Men.

Photo: Rasmus Weng Karlsen

The Danish comedy film Wild Men, directed by Thomas Daneskov, is selected for the international feature competition at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival, and will premiere on Sunday, June 13th.

The film focuses on Martin, who has fled his family to live far up in the Norwegian mountains in a desperate attempt to cure his midlife crisis. Hunting and gathering like his ancestors did thousands of years ago before supermarkets and smartphones ruined everything.

Ahead of the Tribeca Film Festival 2021, Denmark in New York caught up with Director Thomas Daneskov…


An interview with Ryan Chanatry, General Manager of the US streaming service Topic.

Topic recently announced their upcoming “Summer of Suspense” extravaganza, diving into the “it’s criminally good” vertical of crime thrillers and mysteries. As part of this thematic selection, Topic will provide a home away from home over this summer for three critically acclaimed Danish TV-series: Follow the Money (Bedrag), The Bridge (Broen) and The Killing (Forbrydelsen).

As Topic expands their streaming repertoire with these Danish offerings, Denmark in New York caught up with Ryan Chanatry, the General Manager of Topic to explore the streaming service’s flair for Danish thriller series.


Photo: Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in New York.

Once upon a time in 1956, a group of Hans Christian Andersen fairytale enthusiasts came together in New York to found the HCA Storytelling Center. For six and a half decades, the HCA Center has attracted and delighted tens of thousands of children, families and child-like spirits with its live storytelling programs taking place every summer by the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park. From the Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes to The Tin Soldier — these well-loved fairytales, along with numerous lesser-known ones, have continued to cast their spell over audiences young and old.

This year marks…


An interview with Dorrit Matson, founder of New York Scandia Symphony.

Founded in 1988 by Danish Music Director Dorrit Matson, the New York Scandia Symphony (Scandia) has amused and educated thousands of New Yorkers with imaginative and inspiring musical programs featuring music old and new music repertoire from the Nordic countries.

For the first time in 32 years, Scandia live performances were put on temporary hold due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Like many other artists and cultural institutions, Scandia had to think in new, creative ways to keep its musicians working and the music alive. The long period of dark concert halls also had a different and more personal meaning. …


An interview with Christian Juel Jensen, Founder of the Danish office intelligence company, Plenom.

For many HR managers work has drastically changed over the last year as they have faced new challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most companies have still not committed to a specific return-to-work arrangement as local and federal guidelines are changing quickly. Research shows that most US companies expect to be back in the office around early fall and therefore many HR managers are currently thinking about how to keep the office safe for their employees.

As companies return to work, so does a question: How can companies welcome their employees back to the office in the best…


A new contemporary clay exhibition at the art gallery Hostler Burrows challenge in both techniques as well as shape, form and language.

Photo: Joe Kramm

Among the neat rows of characteristic brick houses and quiet tree-lined streets in New York’s East Village lies a gallery dedicated to historical Nordic design and studio arts. Founded in 1998 by Kim Hostler and Juliet Burrows, the Hostler Burrows gallery has evolved its program to integrate a full roster of contemporary artists, both established and emerging. While international in scope, the gallery’s primary focus remains on Scandinavia and rooted in the tradition of studio ceramics.

Their recently opened exhibition Bend, Bubble and Shine: Copenhagen Ceramics celebrates the work of nine Danish studio ceramic artists working at the forefront of…


An interview with Eva Jensen and Kyle Bergman.

From left to right: Consul General of Denmark in New York, Ambassador Berit Basse; Kyle Bergman; Eva Christine Jensen. Photo: Sofie Dalhoff Saabye

O n May 13–18 2021, as part of NYCxDesign’s Design Days, Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York will open virtual doors to the prestigious Nordic consular residences in a series of engaging talks featuring professionals from the fields of architecture and design inspired by different cultural contexts, in the Nordic region and US.

Consul General of Denmark in New York, Ambassador Berit Basse, invited Eva Christine Jensen, Founder and Principal of Eva Jensen Design, along with Kyle Bergman, Founder of Architecture & Design Film Festival to be part of the Denmark salon, which is programmed to air on at noon…


An Interview with Kristian Kolding, CEO of Pond 12.

From the air we breathe to the chair we sit on, bio design is the new frontier for sustainable and healthy living environments. Denmark is a known innovation hub for modern design and sustainability.

Founded in 2019 by Pond Global and the Venture Capital firm Delta Capital, the Danish biotech firm Pond 12 has quickly established itself as leading exponent of a 100% bio-based, fossil-free and sustainable alternative to conventional plastic. Their mission is to help companies change their conventional plastic production to a sustainable bio-based alternative by producing raw materials made from sustainable and renewable sources.

“By 2050, we…


A Conversation with Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre

Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre. Throughout his carrier, he has become a leading international authority on design, innovation and leadership in business and government. Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

Cities and urban areas are increasingly finding themselves on the frontlines of the global climate crises. But how can design as an approach to systemic citizen engagement and business innovation contribute to the transformation of our cities so they can become greener, more thriving and sustainable?

The goal is to create cities where businesses and people work together to make the most of common resources. This corresponds well with the current development where cities around the world — from Copenhagen to New York — demonstrate leadership through partnerships with research institutions, emerging and established companies and entrepreneurs.

Ahead of the…

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