- Sustainable Architecture
- Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, After Belonging
As we already saw at the 15th International Architecture exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (link article), Scandinavian countries have always been pioneers in the world of design, architecture and urban planning. So, Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT), running from 8 September to 27 November 2016, under the curatorial framework “After Belonging” is centred around the issue of objects, spaces and territories in a period of history where the global circulation of people, information and merchandise has destabilised our concept of “home”. All aspects encompassed by the word “belong” (see the Oxford Dictionary for a full explanation).
OAT, curated by the After Belonging Agency, a team of architects, curators and scientists based in New York and Rotterdam, composed and Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis e Marina Otero Verzier, is split into two main exhibitions.
“On Residence” dissects the architectures entangled in the contemporary reconfiguration of belonging, showing how these architectures play a role in redefining residence and the spatial, aesthetic, technical, and socio-political implications of this redefinition. Conversely, “In Residence” invites the audience to explore ten sites that encapsulate the contemporary transformation of belonging. Each site is presented through texts and materials selected by the curatorial team; reports commissioned from a group of architects, artists, journalists, and other professionals; and a series of intervention strategies.
Livegreenblog will be in Oslo for the opening and to attend the conference on 9 September to meet friends and architects from around the world who our readers already know or who we will be introducing in more detail, including speakers Yasmeen Lari – Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, TYIN Tegnestue Architects, Eyal Weizman – Center for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, just to mention a few.
OAT also has a full “Extended Program” featuring workshops, debates and local operations. More information on the dedicated site.
Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016
from 8 September to 27 November 2016
Images: courtesy of OAT