Videos featuring our community
Press coverage in English
"Asylum-seekers no threat to society, but their mistreatment damages democracy" by Devin McMahon, CPH Post, 1. januar 2018
“Copenhagen’s ‘Trampoline House’ helps refugees integrate” by Maëva Poulet, The Observers – France 24, April 4, 2017.
“Trampoline House – the antidote to asylum centres” by Julia Jousilahti, WITH, 2016
Press coverage in Danish
"Vi har ikke brug for en trædesten, vi har brug for en trampolin" af Petra Hongell, United Nations' Regional Information Center, december 2017
"Trampolinhuset: 'Vi tilbyder nogle gange en lidt mere nær hjælp. Vi er ikke en del af systemet’” af Frederik Buhl Kristensen, Dagbladet Politiken, 26. april 2016
"Højskoletanken kan lære flygtninge at deltage” af Evander Pedersen, Kristeligt Dagblad, 23. april 2016
“Gør det #forDanmark: Sæt turbo på de danske værdier” af Jens Reiermann og Andreas Bay-Larsen, Altinget.dk, 9. marts 2016
History of the house
“Asylansøgere træder ud af offerrollen“/ feature by Emil Rottbøll, Information, March 10, 2009.
“Frirum i en undtagelsestilstand” / feature by Solveig Lindeskov Andersen, Kunsten.nu, February 11, 2011.
“Kunst i det godes tjeneste” / feature by Lisbeth Bonde, Weekendavisen, October 28, 2011.
“Trampolinhuset – fristed og forsamlingshus” / reportage by Laura Na Blankholm, Modkraft.dk, March 24, 2011.
“Activists work to put more control in asylum seekers’ hands” / feature in Copenhagen Post, May 10, 2012.
“Trampolinhuset – en ljuspunkt för asylsökande i Danmark” / radio reportage by Rebecka Söderberg, 15 min., June 2013.
“Kunsten kan minde os om, at hver flygtning er et menneske” / feature by Lærke Cramon, Information, April 24, 2015.
Art & Media
How Much Money Do You Spend in a Week? (2009)
Video produced by Asylum Dialogue Tank (ADT), 7:02 min.
The idea to establish Trampoline House was conceived in spring 2009 during a workshop series titled Asylum Dialogue Tank (ADT). Organized by artists/curators Morten Goll, Joachim Hamou, and Tone Olaf Nielsen, the workshops brought together 40 asylum center residents, art students, and asylum activists with the aim of identifying the main problems in the Danish asylum system and proposing ways to improve conditions for asylum seekers in Denmark. During the workshops, the participants produced a series of collaborative videos as a method to get to know one another and comprehend structures of inequality between refugees and citizens.
Today Productions and the Quest for Integration (2011)
Video directed by film students Henrik Sundin & Morten Terp in collaboration with Trampoline House interns Kipanga Typeson, Marianne Maasai, and X Claude Man, 26:30 min.
A fun and different investigative journalistic documentary about the Danish asylum system and how to improve it. Contains footage from Trampoline House.
Out of the Camps! (2012)
Animated campaign video produced by Filip Stanfeld, 2:47 min.
A campaign video for “Out of the Camps!,” a campaign initiated by Trampoline House to ensure the right for all asylum seekers in Denmark to be allowed to work and to live outside the Danish asylum centers.
Life in Trampoline House (2014)
Directed by Ramin Mohammadi, 19:21 min.
Documentary depicting strategies, methods, and everyday life in Trampoline House, when it was located in Skyttegade 3 from 2010–14.
The funniest thing you can do in Trampoline House (2014)
Produced by Rune Birkvad, 1:46 min.
Vox pop video made during Trampoline House’s big opening party after having moved to its new location on Thoravej 7 in summer 2014.
Captured Outside (2015)
Sound clip from guerrilla radio installation produced by Trampoline House Women’s Club in collaboration with artists Nanna Katrine Hansen and Blake Shaw for CAMP’s inaugural exhibition Camp Life: Artistic reflections on the politics of refugee and migrant detention, 8:22 min.
First-hand accounts of the struggles of being a woman in the male-dominated space of the Danish asylum centers and women's perspectives on what can be done to improve conditions for asylum-seeking women.