Artist and Executive Director, Trampolin House
Morten Goll is a socio-politically engaged artist, working with social platforms for political change. Based in Copenhagen, he holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1994) and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design (1999). He is one of the co-founders and current executive director of the Trampoline House: a user-driven refugee justice community center located in Copenhagen, where refugees and other residents of Denmark can meet, share experiences, and work together for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy. The center operates as a non-profit, self-organized platform for social interaction, knowledge exchange, and solidarity building across boundaries of privilege, exclusion, and inequality, and offers a series of services and activities intended partly to inform the Danish population about the conditions for refugees living in the Danish asylum centers or underground, and partly to provide refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a platform from which to better their situation. The Trampoline House was established in October 2010 by more than 100 asylum seekers and migration justice activists in reaction to Denmark’s strict immigration law and asylum system.