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Geopark Days.
Cultural landscapes: “Tree”

9. – 12. May 2024
Levin’s Cultural Center
Vestergade 3, 5600 Faaborg.


9 May

2 – 3 pm:
“The oak tree in the cultural landscape”

lecture by Ulla Lunn, architect m.a.a.

The oak is the longest living organism in Danish nature. Throughout the country’s history, the oak tree has been a resource, a guardian of nature, a source of life and an object of belonging.

Ulla Lunn takes us through the cultural history of the oak tree in the history of nature and culture. Through cultivation, utilisation, art and craftsmanship.

Sign up: info@l-k-c.dk


10 May

3 – 4 pm:
“Wood in our building tradition –
the importance of wood in the future”

lecture by Uffe Black Nielsen, Træetshus

Wood has always been the cornerstone of our building tradition, but its importance extends far beyond the past.

Discover how the tree continues to shape our future cities and cultural landscape as a sustainable resource and a source of hope, even when brick and concrete have temporarily taken the lead in construction.

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4 – 5 pm:
“Wooden ships in our cultural landscape”

a lecture by Steffen F. Møller

5 pm:
“Levin Culture Centre’s work with the cultural landscape”

Kirsten M. Langkilde gives an introduction

11 May

1 – 5 pm:
Open House

12 May

1 – 3 pm:
“Our wooden ships”.

An event for families.

Steffen F. Møller invites to stories about the wooden ships for adults and children.

For kids – “Build a boat.”



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The first theme, cultural communalities – shared cultural landscapes, contains the opportunity to approach important themes in society now.

What connects us – do we have common cultural environments?

The two perspectives will tell stories about the evolution of our social interaction between individual citizens, the family and the social working and broader democratic communities and up to our relationship with the cultural landscape.


The Levin family is a proxy for the many families who, through their own backgrounds, became an example of the contemporary European. These include mobility within Europe, entrepreneurship, the need for religious freedom and diversity. Through this, Faaborg showed a cultural openness, trust and inclusiveness.

Levin’s Cultural Centre is the lead agency for activities based in the Foundation’s building, focusing on the historical role and values of Faaborg Midtfyn Municipality and the Region of Southern Denmark and setting an innovative agenda for future cultural development.


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Levin’s Cultural Center understands its role as part of a larger cultural network

Based on Levin’s Cultural Center activities, a number of working groups are formed, where selected themes are developed and tested. The results will be made available to all interested parties.

Levin’s Culture Centre will primarily work with institutions and associations in the Region of Southern Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein. Exhibitions, lectures, symposia and conferences will be created in a larger competence network.


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Cultural Communalities – Shared Cultural Landscapes

Cultural communalities

Cultural communities are concerned with the relationship between people meeting in an often pressurised and changed time. Individual freedom has been cultivated as a basis for personal happiness following liberation from rigid norms, fixed gender perceptions and a lack of focus on sustainability. From the desire for individual freedom we have moved to new frameworks due to, covid, environmental and climate problems, the war in Europe and general uncertainty for the future. New common challenges without a clear cultural framework.

Rampant internationalisation through worldwide, partially free digital communication. Seemingly unlimited freedom of the individual – for better or worse. Less committed interaction, uncritically shared information thrives alongside factual knowledge and cognition.

The Scandinavian collective welfare model with its historical qualities and shortcomings is put to the test in the recent crisis years, in the desire for more welfare, education, well-being for all.

How to establish a new cultural community in a revised democratic social model? These are important and complex questions. If well thought out answers can at best lead us to a new cultural community.


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Common Cultural Landscape

Germany and Denmark are European neighbours, one more Nordic, the other more Central European, but each in its own way – and in common – has shared the same overarching goals: on a foundation of democracy and the rule of law, to develop the use of the world’s technological advances, create prosperity and better social conditions. In recent years, there has been a shared focus on gender equality, sustainability and responsible climate policy.

Historically, this has happened under varying conditions and political frameworks. Much has been achieved, but there has been a price to pay, now and in the future. Emerging and still unresolved climate challenges, democratic norms and under pressure and challenges of interdependence on decisions in other countries. From a geopolitical context to the personal quest to find a place to call home. The tension between permanently changing living conditions and habitat and the temporary shift seen in tourism where holidays and freedom are the watchwords. How do we experience the cultural landscapes in which we move and live?

What binds us together? And how? What divides us? And why?

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Time Machine Europe

As an associate member of Time Machine Europe, the Culture Centre will work with a methodology that can process complex historical as well as contemporary information, personal experiences and through small films, interviews, texts, exhibitions, meetings, conversations, meals, excursions, experiments and provide aggregated information created by the many for the many. It is about building knowledge in a community, talking about the issues, listening to inputs and thereby ensuring individual reflection and strengthening critical thinking in each individual.

Collecting, structuring, digitising and making visible the shared knowledge requires an inclusive engagement of interested citizens and professionals. Exhibitions, lectures, conferences and symposia for larger competence networks will be created.

Results and shared knowledge will be secured in a database related to the Time Machine Europe initiative. The aim is to create a living community that allows the individual to be brought into the community – including person/region, country/city and values/future.


Founders of Levin’s Cultural Center


Prof. Kirsten Merete Langkilde

Former: Vice President Universität der Künste Berlin, Director of Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, President of the Network of Art Education in Switzerland, Rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, founder of the research centres ecam and Centre for Artistic Knowledge and Development, Copenhagen, research, consultancy, board work. Sculptor from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Now: Board member of Levin's Foundation, founder and board member of Levin's Cultural Center, Institute for aesthetic praxis and aesthetic research, arboretum for aesthetic praxis and aesthetic research, member of Kunstnersamfundet.



Mag. art. Niels Jørgen Martins da Costa Santos Langkilde, former MF

Former: Member of Parliament, Head of Information TV 2; Group Information MTG A/S; Branch Director BFE; Communications Director Dansk HøreCenter

Now: Censor at the country's universities, founder and board member Levins Kultur Center, CPRO, chief public relations officer, HPSG, Netherlands, partner in Cultimo ApS, director Environment and Media, director Hans Christian Andersen Institut Holding ApS, director P2X Energy, national chairman Patientforeningen, chairman Høreforeningen Faaborg-Midtfyn, deputy chairman Danmarks Naturfredningsforening, Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune, board member Danske Handicaporganisationer, Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune.



Cand. polit Steffen Frederik Møller RD

Former: Chief Economist Danish Metal, Danish representative in the Coal and Steel Union’s Executive Committee, Chairman of several councils in the Ministry of Education, member of the Development Fund's Board, external lecturer KU in social sciences, censor DTU, board member in more than 128 companies, co-owner in companies in several countries, lecturer, author, entrepreneur, overseas project in Ethiopia in sustainable energy.

Now: Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences. Honorary member of Solidarnorcs. Working chairman of Levin’s Foundation, board of Ryslinge Local Council, founder and board member of Levin’s Cultural Center, director of NeptunSeafood aps, financial advisor, humanitarian work.


Cooperation and Network

Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune, Feldballe Film&TV, Levins Fond, Geopark Det Sydfynske Øhav I/S, Helios Biograf og Kulturhus, Studio S/M/L, Berlin

The Levin’s Cultural Centre starts Friends of the Levin’s Cultural Centre.

Become a member of the Friends of Levin’s Cultural Center.
Contact: info@l-k-c.dk

Levin’s Cultural Center is supported by

Levins Fond, Nordea fonden, Liv i Det Lokale, Realdania, Samlingskraft, Landdistriktpuljen Faaborg


Levin’s Cultural Center
Vestergade 3
5600 Faaborg

email: info@l-k-c.dk

CVR-nr. 43441361