UiD was a networking urban consultancy that was founded in 1997 by Danish architect-urbanist Henrik Valeur in Barcelona, following the submission of a prizewinning entry for a new university in Copenhagen (U97). The name was initially an acronym for “Urban Investigators & Developers” but the meaning was later changed to “un-identified”. UiD was run in partnership with Swedish architect and comedian Fredrik Fritzson from 2001, after they had initiated the research project, CoMa, together that year. The partnership was inspired by the thinking of Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito and the likes as well as by the discourse espoused by the Spanish magazine, Quaderns, in the late 1990s. UiD exerted some influence on the succeeding generation of architects, especially in Denmark and Sweden. The work was exploratory and experimental, encompassing conceptual design, exhibitions, film production, publications, research projects, seminars, tours and workshops, etc. as well as consultancy for some relatively large-scale urban development projects. Henrik Valeur and UiD was appointed curator for the Danish contribution to the architecture biennale in Venice in 2006. The project, CO-EVOLUTION: Danish/Chinese Collaboration on Sustainable Urban Development in China, was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Pavilion. With this project, UiD bifurcated into a Scandinavian office located in Malmö and a Chinese office located in Shanghai. The last activities of UiD include a joint project by the two offices for bicycle parking in Malmö, The Bicycle Tower, a project that was exhibited at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010.