About

Steen is a Danish writer, artist and cultural entrepreneur.

Author of the English doco-fiction serial about The Great Dane’s adventurs, and co-initiator and coordinator of the art and travel zine Die Dada Welt, PB43 Publishing, the cultural and entrepreneurial environment PB43, the international summer school “Urban Culture in Theory and Action” with Copenhagen University and Festival for Electronic Music Strøm, Event Hall Building 5 and the urban garden Prags Have.

Editor and author of various non-fiction books and articles about urban culture, entrepreneurship, architecture and activism. At the moment he is writing on a series of novels about mental transformation, the night and the undiscovered darkness of humanity. Writes both in Danish and English.

Steen is trained in urban geography, organizational and developmental psychology, computer art as well as economics and international marketing.

At the moment he is writing on a Danish and an English novel about det undiscovered darkness of our mental landscape. Concurrently he is working on the poetry colleection “From UA With Love” about his travels around Ukraine in 2021, just as he continuously is writing the blog “With Regards From Ukraine” about the ongoing Russian invasion and his Ukraine friend and fellow-artist Swiatoslaw struggle to survive. 

 

Publications

  • 2022 Two short stories. Litteraturtidsskriftet uDkAnt.
  • 2022 With Regards From Ukraine. Blog about the war in Ukraine. Writer.
  • 2020–21 Die Dada Welt. Travel- and art-zine. Writer & Video-Animation Director.
  • 2015–20 Just Another Alter Ego. Series of articles about The Great Dane. Urbanist Magazine.
  • 2016 Cities, Culture and Sustainability. Book. Contributor: Article & Essay
  • 2014 With The Daily Life As Design Practice. Book. Editor.
  • 2013 Developing Architecture. Learning From Sierra Leone. Book. Editor & Author.
  • 2013 Urban Garden Culture. Heroes Needed. Book. Editor & Author.
  • 2012 Garage Culture . Heroes Needed. Book. Editor & Author.
  • 2012 The Fixe Room That Got Wheels. A Story About Dignity. Book. Editor & Author.
  • 2012 The City Becomes. An Urban Handbook. Book. Editor & Author.
  • 2010–2017 Various articles for Weekendavisen (DK), Information (DK), Ama’Røsten (DK), Ingeniøren (DK), ByPlanNyt (DK), Urbanist Magazine (GE)

 

Awards and nominations

  • 2014 Awarded “Arne Jacobsen Prize 2014” by the Danish Architects’ Association for the book: Developing Architecture. Learning From Sierra Leone. Editor and author.
  • 2012 Nominated “Innovative Project of the Year” by KPH Awards for the book: The City Becomes and for establishing the independent PB43 Publishing. Initiator, editor and author.
  • 2012 Awarded “Årets Kant / Edge of the Year” by iByen // Politiken. for the project: Prags Have. Urban garden in Copenhagen. Co-founder and coordinator.
  • 2011 Awarded “Volunteer Award” by Copenhagen South Local Council for the projet: Prags Have. Urban garden in Copenhagen. Co-founder and coordinator.
  • 2011 Awarded “The Innovation Price of the Year” and “The Audience Award” by KPH Awards for the project: Prags Have. Urban garden in Copenhagen. Co-founder and coordinator.
  • 2011 Nominated “The City of Copenhagen’s Environmental Award” for the project: Prags Have. Urban garden in Copenhagen. Co-founder and coordinator.

 

Art Projects

  • 2021 End Taboo. Video installation. Intensions Exhibition. Akbank Sanat, Istanbul. Group Exhibition.
  • 2021 Die Dada Welt. Travel & Art Zine. Ukraine and Turkey. Editor, writer and video & sound artist.
  • 2012-14 Silent Lunch. Various food performances. In collaboration with Copenhagen Cooking, LAK Nordic Sound Festival, Copenhagen Municipality etc.

 

Urban Projects

  • 2022 Værkeriet. Cultural and creative community. Member. Sjællands Odde, Denmark.
  • 2015-16 Spektrum Berlin. Audio-visual experimentation, sound-art, tech- and code-based workshops, exhibitions, lectures etc.
  • 2015-16 Sauna Event. Copenhagens sauna festival. Co-founder and coordinator.
  • 2015 Urban Culture in Theory and Action, Copenhagen. Executing and teaching at international summer school with focus on sound and music events and urban culture. In collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the Strøm festival for electronic music .
  • 2013-15 43 Farben. International DJ-concept events. Consultant, concept developer and volunteer coordinator. Copenhagen.
  • 2012-15 Culture Hall Building 5, Concert and festival executing. Culture Hall with seating for 498 people. Co-founder and project coordinator. Copenhagen.
  • 2011-15 Prags Garden, Co-founder and project coordinator. Copenhagen.
  • 2010-15 PB43. Cultural and Entrepreneur Platform. Project coordinator. Copenhagen.
  • 2014 Taste The World, Copenhagen diversity festival. Project developner and coordinator. In cooperation with the City of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Cooking and Wonderful Copenhagen.
  • 2013-14 Strøm. Festival for electronic music. Project coordinator and developer, editor and writer of festival future prospect. Copenhagen.
  • 2013 Re-new international media art festival. Project coordinator. Copenhagen.
  • 2012-15 Hamburg-Kopenhagen. Arts, music and culture exchange project. Project coordinator.