At Huset 2021, LGBTI-youth are the centre of attention.
Huset 2021: Main House
The more than 50-year-old cultural institution, HusetKBH, is situated in downtown Copenhagen. Huset 2021: Main House it is not about youthfulness, nor a glorification of it. It is a space to explore and develop, and perhaps celebrate, what it means to be a LGBTI+ young person: all the opportunities as well as the challenges.
During the entire event House Parents will be present and ready to talk and to create a sense of safety that ideally makes a home. The House also evokes feel of the Danish ‘højskole’, where self-reflection and improvement is at the core of the experience. Here, the volunteers are not much older than the guests, and make sure to work on an even plane with the visitors.
Huset 2021: Main House will be activated with five individual stages including a cinema. Every stage area will be transformed into a room of the house, each with its own theme and gravity. In The Foyer we welcome with introductory talks and 1:1’s, we are creative in The Garage and eat together in The Dining Room.
Your Room at the top floor is reserved for the most sensitive discussions and performances, whilst there will be movie screenings in the Living Room. The movie program is created by the Danish LGBTI+ film festival MIX Copenhagen and shows cinematic representations of the acronym, bending gender and manifesting diversity.
We are setting up communal dining every night free for young guests (limited availability). Huset 2021: Main House is 100% alcohol and smoke free.
Target group: 13-18 years, LGBTI+ young people and their allies. Those older than 18 years are admitted only by invitation.
Huset 2021: Front Yard
Just around the corner from Huset 2021: Main House you will find Huset 2021: Front Yard. The outdoor area opens for a green, welcoming space right along the canal, facing the Danish parliament.
Huset 2021: Front Yard is a place for LGBTI+ young people to spread their wings in all their colours. It is an active space for recognition and empowerment, where voices are given the opportunity to be heard – loud and clear.
All young LGBTI+ people and allies alike will feel included and free to engage in talks, networking, friendship-speed dating. Huset 2021: Front Yard will be the stage for a program created by a wide range of LGBTI+ and other political and humanitarian youth organizations, who will get the opportunity to take the stage, create dialogue and share their LGBTI+ activism and agenda.
In the evenings, DJ-sets, occasional guest appearances and live musicians, will take the stage and turn Huset 2021: Front Yard into a festive celebration of diversity.
On the day leading up to the WorldPride Parade we will set up Parade preparation workshops with outdoor clothing-swap station, created by Low Impact Posse, makeup from M.A.C. Cosmetics and workstations for making posters, banners, and badges.
In the afternoon of the WorldPride Parade, Huset 2021: Front Yard will be transformed into a chill-zone to cool down and take it all in.
Huset 2021: Front Yard will be decorated in true garden-party fashion with lush, green hedges and lounge furniture to soak up the August sun.
The program at Front Yard is constantly evolving in collaboration with LGBTI+ youth organizations.