Our gård, the common courtyard (huge!) that our building shares with other few buildings, is undergoing renovation. It is already very beautiful, with a park and trees, compost bins, a hammock in the summer, a fountain and some nice parties every now and then. Here it is. We own this beauty. The following photos, and the one above, are taken by Bodil:
This is the link to more pics taken by Bodil. There are gård meetings to involve all us residents in the block in the renovation process. It’s a great participatory structure they have in our cooperative buildings. They even have a website just for the gård (http://www.wesselsgade.webbyen.dk/) and a wordpress blog all dedicated to the renovation process. Here’s a photo from the blog showing the participatory planning design:
I wish I could go AND understand all that is said, I think it is still too hard for me to follow complex conversations, especially if not at a Teletubbies speed…
I may try this time though.