About Trampoline House

Tackling Trauma" (2016), an NCDFREE film directed by Silas Addington. The film follows the story of Frank, an asylum seeker in Denmark, who receives both health and social support from a local volunteer run project called Trampoline House.

Trampoline House: Copenhagen Refugee Community is an independent community center in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose. Four days a week, the house offers internships and job training, classes and activities, legal and medical counseling to refugees and asylum seekers, with the aim of breaking the social isolation and sense of powerlessness that many refugees and asylum seekers experience in the Danish asylum system.

Trampoline House brings together asylum seekers and Danish citizens, refugees and other residents of Denmark, united by a desire to improve the conditions for asylum seekers and refugees.

Trampoline House is a self-governing institution with a board of directors, a paid staff of five, and a large group of interns and volunteers. Financial support comes from public and private funding, support events and donations. It was formed in 2009–2010 by artists Morten Goll and Joachim Hamou and curator Tone Olaf Nielsen in collaboration with a large group of asylum seekers, art students, activists, and professionals in reaction to the way in which the Danish state treats asylum seekers and refugees.