Meet the historian behind Kend Din By – the cult Instagram project colourising Copenhagen’s past

Roskilde University educated historian Mathias Stougaard is the name behind Kend Din By, a unique Instagram project that showcases never-before-seen sights and defining moments from the Danish capital’s chequered history through carefully colourised visuals that bring the city’s past within reach of the present.

“This is one of my favourite places in Copenhagen,” Mathias Stougaard tells me, as we thread our way through the intricate network of graves in Nørrebro’s more than 250-year-old Assistens Kirkegård. It’s a glorious spring day in the capital, and the dappled May sunlight is streaming through the patchwork of leaves on the trees, bathing […]

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