Social Events

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 16 August, 18.00 – 19.30
Rampen, DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus C  dokk1-2The Welcome Reception will be held at DOKK1, Tuesday at 18pm. DOKK1 is Aarhus’s new city library and a sustainable icon for Aarhus. DOKK1 provides space for contemplation and knowledge. It is an attractive, intelligent and interactive building, which supports the desire to learn and experience. DOKK1 is the result of a participatory process where citizens, politicians, staff, experts, cooperation partners and networks have contributed to establish the core values for DOKK1. Read more about DOKK1

Networking Dinner

Tuesday, 16 August, 19.30-
Restaurants near DOKK1, Aarhus C
networknig dinnerWe are delighted to invite you to join the PDC Networking Dinner! The PDC Networking Dinner will be held directly after the Welcome Reception. Come meet colleagues and researchers in your field from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere. The dinner will take place in smaller groups and everybody will have a chance to introduce and discuss their research. Sign up in the web shop (only early bird registration) and pay at the restaurant. The price will be approx. DKK 300-350 / Euro 40-50 / USD 45-55.

Art Walk

Wednesday, 17 August, 17.15 – 18.30
Meeting point: PDC registration desk

Moving from the PDC conference venue to the Artful Integration Award at ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum, we will engage in a walk-and-talk event, literally walking through the stunning Aarhus University campus grounds through the Latin Quarter and on to the contemporary art centre, Kunsthal Aarhus. Here, we will visit the last preparations of the Interactive Playground – an exhibitions combining art, games and interactive technologies for the youngest audiences – that opens the day after. Thus having experienced the work-in-progress where artists and curators will be present for a flash tour of the exhibition, we will move on to ARoS, just across the street. Food will be available for purchase at the Art Café as we enter ARoS and the award show begins at 7pm. The distance walked will be about 4 km, mostly downhill.

The Interactive Playground exhibition is created by Patricia Mastej, Dominika Sobolewska and Paweł Janicki, and is produced by the WRO Art Center, Poland. It is part of Kunsthal Aarhus’ Collective Making series.

ARoS Late Night – Artful Integration Award

Wednesday, 17 August, 19.00 – 22.00
ARoS, ARoS Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C
ARoS, Your Rainbow PanoramaThe Artful Integration Award ceremony will be hosted at the remarkable contemporary art museum ARoS. The ceremony itself is held at 19-20pm and includes a drink and a presentation by the award recipients about their work. Before and after the award, PDC participants are encouraged to enjoy a light meal or snack in the ART Café or in the Food Hall on the top floor (at own expense), socialize with the PDC community, and experience the museum’s world-class exhibitions. ARoS is open until 22pm and participants will have free access to the museum, the roof terrace, and Your Rainbow Panorama on top of the museum. Bring your key hanger as ticket!

ARoS is one of Europe’s largest contemporary art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus. The architecture is of international class, and the same applies to the art in display. Both offer experiences of high carat: from light to thrill, from attitude to entertainment, from joy to challenge. In May 2011 the spectacular Your Rainbow Panorama, made by the Icelandic world-famous artist Olafur Eliasson, opened on top of the museum, and has become Aarhus’ new landmark. In addition to the permanent exhibition of e.g. The 9 Spaces and the remarkable sculptor Boy, ARoS have temporary exhibitions with the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, English artist Grayson Perry, and Turkish artist Meriç Algün Ringborg during the time of PDC.

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 19pm – 24pm
Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 7-9, 8000 Århus CCentralværkstedetThe Conference Dinner will be held at Centralværkstedet, Thursday at 19pm. At Centralværkstedet PDC guests will enjoy a fantastic three-course conference dinner that embraces a summery Nordic theme and feature in-season Danish specialties from land and sea. In addition to enjoying conventional table service, guests will be encouraged to participate in creating both aperitifs and desserts as informal get-together activities to mirror the conference theme. Don’t miss the classic DYI Mojito Bar and the live audio-installation/performance in the courtyard from 19pm!

Centralværkstedet is an old railway workshop dating back to 1862. For many years it was one of the most important workplaces in Aarhus. The workshop was closed in 2009 and in 2012 the building was re-established as place for events. It’s well known for its great setting, atmosphere, food and wine.