What is Floating City?
Floating City or Flydende By is a non-profit organisation that strives to give to local communities and the greater culture of Copenhagen through the arts, educational workshops and inspiring people to be more giving and innovative within society and their lives.
At our warehouse we have open workshops for metal work, wood work, textiles and bicycle repair. We offer space for the public to gain access to the tools and recycled materials they need to prototype, collaborate, learn and to bring their ideas into reality.
We’re more than just a common, garden variety makerspace, we’re a dynamic community and network of people that believe in improving public good.
We began building boats from recycled material in 2008 and are the proud owners of the world’s largest catamaran built from recycled material. Our goal is to create awareness about waste by building boats and getting them off-the-grid, by maintaining space in our warehouse for workshops where people can teach and learn useful skills, by distributing recycled material to other people/projects, and by creating events for the public that demonstrate how it’s possible to express yourself practically and creatively with 100% up-cycled material.
Over the last 3 years we have had 162 active volunteers from across Europe and around the globe and our efforts are supported by more than 3400 followers on Facebook. Our work has touched the lives of thousands more.
We believe in people and what we can do together when we have the space, time and resources.