Report From Christiania

Seventeen days in a Danish anarchist town

All photos by the author.

Waste management is always the trump card of the opponents of anarchy. “Oh, yeah?” demands the smug square, You want to get rid of the government and all the laws? Then, who’s going to take out the garbage?” The anarchist garbage collectors, that’s who.

Mural, featuring “no photography” symbol and Christianian flag (on door at right).
Worker in Christiania’s all-female blacksmith shop.
Christiania “goodie” bag for sale in Christiania gift shop.
The general store in Christiania.

“The more you get to planning, the more stress you have, and the more meetings you miss.”

View into the communal bath house.

“Life is so good here because people are so much more honest when they are naked.”

A building outside Christiania.
“Enjoy your life.”

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