Call for applications

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging 

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, Oslo, Norway
Deadline: 23 + 30 November

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging 

The Oslo Architecture Triennale is calling for intervention strategies and associated projects for its 2016 edition ‘After Belonging – A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit’.

1 In Residence: international call for intervention strategies 

Deadline: November 23, 2015

The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging invites architects and other professionals from around the world to engage in a debate concerning our changing condition of belonging and the contemporary transformation of residence. This open, international call offers a unique opportunity to be part of the Triennale’s core program, as it seeks intervention strategies for five different sites in the Nordic region. One intervention strategy will be selected for each site and will be developed over one year. The selected interventions will be displayed at the National Museum—Architecture in Oslo.

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2 International call for associated projects

Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2016 is looking for independently financed and organized projects that respond to the curatorial framework for the 2016 edition: After Belonging: A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit. These Associated Projects are expected to multiply the perspectives and formats of the discussion taking place at the Triennale, and can range from exhibitions and events to alternative media. A committee—formed by representatives of the OAT and the chief curators—will review and select local and international proposals. The chosen projects will be included in the official program of the Triennale.

After Belonging
A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit

With a stranger sleeping on your couch; inside the boxes at the storage facility; surrounded by the information you share in the cloud; after clearing customs at the airport; where your passport allows you to reside. “Being at home” entails different definitions nowadays, both within domestic settings and in the spaces defined by national boundaries under contemporary regimes of circulation.

The 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale designs the objects, spaces, and territories for a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. Circulation brings greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit. After Belonging examines both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings?

The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 is divided into two parts:

-A triennale On Residence, in which to collectively analyze the spatial conditions that shape our ways of staying in transit and the definition of our contemporary spaces of residence

-A triennale In Residence, in which international architects and professionals concerned with the built environment will engage in local collaborations in Oslo, the Nordic region, and around the globe, to intervene in the transformation of residence

How can different agents involved in the built environment address the ways we stay in transit? How can architects intervene in the reconfiguration of the contemporary residence?

With commissioned reports to: James Bridle, Matilde Cassani, Eriksen Skajaa Architects, Emily Fahlèn + Ahmet Ögüt, Husos, Living Architectures (Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine), Jill Magid, Emeka Ogboh, The State (Rahel Aima, Ahmad Makia, Deepak Unnikrishnan), Transborder Studio + Friday Milk

Curated by:

Lluís A. Casanovas Blanco / Ignacio G. Galán / Carlos Mínguez Carrasco / Alejandra Navarrete Llopis / Marina Otero Verzier


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