10.30am – 2.30pm: Sustainability Day – closed to the public
The Confederation of Danish Industry hosts an event dedicated to sustainability – a Sustainability Day. The Danish Minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, and H.R.H. the Crown Prince will visit the pavilion for a tour of the exhibition, a business session on sustainable development and a lunch reception. This event is closed to the public – the Heart of Denmark exhibition will still be open all day.
11am-10pm: Heart of Denmark Exhibtion
Get to know Denmark by visiting the entertaining ‘Heart of Denmark’ exhibition. Share ideas on the artistic ‘Happy Wall’ outside the Pavilion and check out the cool Danish bicycles on display whilst charging you phone on our smartbikes! Open to the public.
5pm-7pm: Resident DJ Tomas Barfod
The renowned DJ Tomas Barfod has been an important figure in Danish pop music for quite a few years. Started out as half of the Dance duo Filur, (winner of two Danish Music Awards), then a Dance Music solo career under the alias Tomboy, iniciator of the Danish experimental pop trio “Who Made Who”, freelance producer for international artists, and currently a solo career with two critically acclaimed albums launched: “Salton Sea” og “Love Me”. But all along this journey Tomas has remained a DJ winning no less than 8 Danish DJ Awards and 13 nominations. He was an overwhelming success in Brazil in 2013 during the Danish Cultural Institute’s “Dinamica Dinamarquesa” music campaign.
Take part in the daily challenge which will be announced on the Heart of Denmark Facebook event.
Created by Danish artist and designer Thomas Dambo, the happy wall is an installation consisting of hundreds of wooden blocks on spinners in various colours. By flipping the blocks into different patterns, you can create your own statement and really express yourself on a large scale.
You will pass the interactive Together Wall just before you exit the pavilion. The wall highlights the 7 themes of the pavilion (live together, commute together, eat together, play together, innovate together, design together and recycle together) along with UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals for 2020. Try the Together Wheel, take a selfie by the ‘Together we will-grid’, and finish the ‘Together we will…’ sentence with your own suggestion using @togetherwewill #heartofdenmark #GlobalGoals
Send a postcard from Denmark - on Ipanema. When you Stand in front of the interactive screen, it will trace your face and place you in a classic Danish scenery. Afterwards, feel free to share your postcard on social media using the Danish Pavilion’s official hashtag, #heartofdenmark, or send to friends and family.
A virtual tour of Denmark
In Denmark, cycling is a way of life. So do like the Danes and discover open nature and bikeable cities by pedal power when you pass the grass covered cargo bike. Inspired by the H.C Andersen fairy tale, “The Flying Trunk”, the cargo-bike will be carrying red suitcases for you to jump in to and discover the Danish way of life on a virtual-reality tour.