Rising Star

RISING STAR - Youth communities in a district in Odense


With project Rising Star, there is a vision to create a common space and a series of joint activities for young people between the ages of 7 and 17. The project takes place across four social housing units in Odense in the Rising district. The common room must be a place where young people from the whole area can be together, inspire each other and, for example, meet educational institutions, civic associations and each other. This is meant to contribute to the district, once again, being perceived as one whole, where everyone can move safely in all areas of the district. The vision is for Rising to be the area where the city's young people meet for positive common activities across social divides, and where the young people's skills and the district's social cohesion are strengthened. The special condition of the new common room is that the young people themselves must help define it, including which activities and opportunities the room should offer. In this way, ownership and responsibility for the common space can be strengthened.

The project is still in the development phase, and is supported by Realdania and Lokale og Anlægsfonden. The result of the development phase shall be a well-described development project in the form of a realization plan. The plan will be the basis for a potential application for implementation support. Konradi - life in and between the houses acts as an advisor on the project and is, among other things, responsible for the engagement of the housing departments' children and young people as well as a number of possible partners and collaborators for Rising Star.


Mapping of the stakeholders' wishes, needs and opportunities

Analysis of possible operational arrangements for the common room

Task: To contribute to the implementation of a development process towards a realization application for the project with particular emphasis on the inclusion of the stakeholders' wishes, needs and opportunities.

Project owner: CVICA
Financed by: Realdania, Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Fyns Almennyttige Boligselskab and CIVICA
Period: December 2018 - December 2019

Role: Advisor