The Port +

A bouquet of porters

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  • Summary

    The Port is the 1st place you'll meet at The Borderland. A warm and whimsical greeting and check-in awaits. One which you'll want to come back for more through-out the week. Let those butterflies in your tummy evolve. We can't wait to greet you!

    Full description of concept

    On arrival from your long journey to Boesdal, we dream of giving you (and the other 1799 borderlings) the most fruitful, warmest, funniest, weirdest greeting you can conceive.
    The main function of The Port will be to greet, check-in and help with information, parking, neighbours through-out the week. The Port will also:
    - Be greeting and checking-in all week with 24/7 gate keepers, 6 hour shifts, open to everyone.
    - Be the main info and mis-info centre. With a black-board / pin-board for "what, when, where", 10 principle posters and info, a giant map an so on.
    - Be the primary connection to the outside world for the duration of the event (integrating with neighbours, locals, tourists, and others).
    - Have a really cosy lounge with a grand fire place, music, and port 24/7, which is open for all to use for their event / workshop / happenings
    - Produce wristbands, signs, posters, and other information necessary to secure a smooth check-in and information giving function.

    About the group/Artist

    The Port is a camp of approx 40 people

    Team and plan

    The Port camp consists of around 40 people, most of whom will all arrive Friday and Saturday, to build stuff. Planning has already started. This dream will develop as we get closer to the event. We are also co-creating together with "The Welcoming" dream ( )

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    A group of the camp has volunteered to make sure that this will not be a problem, by making a recycle and trash station. All that goes in goes out.

    Budget overview

    Budget under DVP / review - will be finalised 22nd April at the port gathering

    8,500 DKK - Wristbands
    6,000 DKK - Container moving and storage
    3,000 DKK - Transport, trailer rental

    Greeting area:
    4100 DKK - Wood for a smaller gate, a registration counter and poles
    1500 DKK - Paint, screws and small parts
    1000 DKK - Transportation of material

    1,500 DKK - Bar, sofa, pillows, tables, blankets

    Info & Mis-info
    3,500 DKK - Blackboard/pin board, paint, poster prints, signs and materials to make them

    Gift to Borderlings (Token?)
    5,000 DKK - To be defined?

    Gifts to neighbours
    2,000 DKK - Flowers, good red wine / Port / Champagne, ear plugs, red noses

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    We will create a 24/7 sign-up sheet, (6 hour shifts) for all to sign-up to be a greeter / check-in / gatekeeper.
    All are welcome to use The Port lounge for their events / workshops / happenings
    SupPort our dream now!
    psst. we've got the wristbands :/

    Bring Port

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    •  The dream website

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes. Lights, music, charging of tablets and phones.

    • Will there be light? Solar and electric LED/bulb light chains +

    • Will anything burn? Yes. The camp has a contained fireplace, burning 24/7 Some materials used to build structures can be used for the main burn structure

    • What is your audio footprint? Low. There will be played music in the lounge and greeting area to make people feel welcome and we have a megaphone

    • Forces of nature All that is not tied to the container we have, will be staked to poles in the ground. The Port can be an extra windy place which will be taken into consideration.

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