A project space & studio for graphic design & publishing.
Vester Farimagsgade 6 — 1606 Copenhagen

Photography by Niels Christensen


Stanza is a project space and studio for graphic design and publishing. It was initiated in 2022 and is run by Marie Højlund, Freja Kir and Line-Gry Hørup. As a studio we accept commissions (for portfolio, please get in touch). 

Stanza is a physical address for activities that examine critical publishing as a medium to visit several disciplines, inherent interdisciplinary structures as well as the democratic potential of commonly accessible formats and their artistic prospects.

As a noun, stanza has a double meaning, referring both to the linguistic (from English) and to the spatial (from Italian). While the first, points to the structure of poems, ‘a verse’ — a shaping of language, as well as the basic material for graphic design, the later simply means ‘a room’ — a meeting place ♡.


Stanza is a non-profit association and union founded on an interest in developing the way in which the concept of publishing is seen and discussed. Supporters of our space can become members of the association.

Stanza curate and host local events, talks, presentations and exhibitions. These activities rely on research, fair working conditions and public inclusivity. The programme of stanza relies on the generous support of funding, donation and members. 

As a member, you will receive a quarterly members-only newsletter, receive discount on selected events and publications, be invited for special previews, get priority access to any RSVP events, and most importantly, support the space.

Annual membership

Student, other valid reason: 100 kr / 14 eur
Regular: 300 kr / 42 eur
Company, institution: 1.500 kr / 210 eur
Donation: Any amount welcome

Sign-up for membership or support here


Vester Farimagsgade 6 (street level) — 1606 Copenhagen

Open: 10-4 p.m. (or by appointment)
Closed on weekends

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15.12 2022
Book launch and official opening

The Poems and Archive of R. Broby-Johansen
by Line-Gry Hørup

BLOOD is the first comprehensive English translation of the first and only poems of Danish art historian, communist activist and writer R. Broby-Johansen. Translated, edited and designed by Line-Gry Hørup(with literary guidance of Phillip Baber), Broby-Johansen’s poems are accompanied by a series of full colour photographs by Johannes Schwartz, which document a visit to Brody-Johansen archive at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. The book was published by Kunstverein Publishing in 2020.

BLOOD was selected as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs and nominated for the Danish literary prize Schadeprisen. It was also selected as one of the best artist books and literary books by the Danish newspaper, Dagbladet Information.

Buen – Vester Farigmagsgade, ca. 1960

May I be very well and happy
May I be whichever they can thrive
Or just may they not.
They do not think not only only
But always with prefer
And therefore I like what is mine
For which not only willing but willingly
Because which it matters. They find it one in union.
In union there is strength.
– Gertrude Stein, Stanzas in Meditation (1932)


A project space & studio for graphic design & publishing.
Vester Farimagsgade 6 — 1606 Copenhagen

stanza is generously supported by The Danish Art Foundation