Activist and artist Jakob Jakobsen co-founded the UKK (Young Art Workers) in Denmark, through which he has organized discussions and protests for migrant worker’s rights.

Jakob Jakobsen

Jakob Jakobsen is a visual artist, activist, and organizer. He is the Co-founder and first Chair of the UKK (Young Art Workers) in Denmark, and has recently been involved in organizing seminars and protests on migrant workers’ rights. Since 2001, Jakobsen has worked on the Copenhagen Free University, an artist-run institution dedicated to the production of critical consciousness and poetic language through alternative forms of collective knowledge production. Hugely influential in the art-activist community, the Copenhagen Free University has inspired the genesis of numerous other alternative education spaces around the world.

Born 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen.