On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the 13th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia) in Venice.
The purpose of the crown prince’s attendance was to open the Danish Pavilion as well as to introduce the project exhibition entitled, Possible Greenland. According to the official website for the Danish Architecture Centre, Possible Greenland is a:
“… cultural and business-oriented knowledge and communication project latches on to a highly topical agenda. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities that Greenland faces as the ice melts, vast mineral resources become accessible, and new industries and urban cultures emerge.
Possible Greenland focuses on the solutions that Greenlanders have realised they need to develop, solutions that the global community and business communities can help to bring to fruition; those who take part also help to set the agenda.
Possible Greenland is the first collaborative project of its kind between Greenland and Denmark. Teams of architects, engineers, urban planners and strategists raise essential strategic questions, while creating positive, concrete scenarios to inspire and qualify the debate on the future sustainable development of Greenland in a global context.
Taking into account the unique nature of Greenland’s history and culture, the teams – headed by curator Minik Rosing, the internationally renowned Professor in Geology at the University of Copenhagen, and co-curator NORD Architects Copenhagen – have developed innovative and sustainable visions for economic, social and cultural development in Greenland.”