View the full details about this year's Oslo Architecture Triennale

After Belonging

View the full details about this year's Oslo Architecture Triennale

Earlier this year,  AN briefly covered what would be going on at this years Oslo Architecture Triennale in Norway. Titled After Belonging, the design festival has now unveiled the participants of the programs that will going on throughout the event. The full calendar can be found here.

The Trienniale divides the theme of After Belonging into two parts: the first, On Residence, will “collectively analyze the spatial conditions that shape our ways of staying in transit and the definition of our contemporary spaces of residence.”

Meanwhile, In Residence, will see “international architects and professionals concerned with the built environment… engage in local collaborations in Oslo, the Nordic region, and around the globe, to intervene in the transformation of residence.”

As well as contributing to the On/In Residence exhibitions, the participants listed will also contribute to the Extended Program; The Academy; The Embassy and the After Belonging Conference. 

Extended Program

The Extended Program comprises six projects selected through an “Open Call for Associated Projects” last year. These projects include: ADAPT – Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing Strategies in Oslo, Bytopian Breakfast, Counter Borders, Global Spaces of Chinese Labor, Marble of The Opera, and Who lives there.

The Academy

The Academy is a forum organized by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design AHO which aims to coalesce a selection of schools from across the globe. Here, the schools will engage in discourse relating to the triennale’s themes while also reflecting on “new forms of residence, contemporary states of transit, and the ways in which architecture and design are responding to new forms of belonging and belongings.”

Lectures, workshops, and roundtables will also be set to feature in the program which is due to operate in three phases—”an analytical phase, a critical phase, and a production phase”—all of which will take place over eight days. The aim of The Academy is to produce a a “collective project” being either an “ephemeral structure, a performance, a publication, an action, an exhibition, or a combination of many of those things.”

The Embassy

Conceived and designed by Dutch firm, Studio Jonas Staal, The New World Embassy: Rojava is a stateless embassy that represents, through cultural means, the ideals of “stateless democracy” developed by Kurdish communities of the autonomous region of Rojava, northern-Syria.

The New World Embassy: Rojava is a stateless embassy that culturally symbolizes, a “stateless democracy” and its ideals, developed by Kurdish communities of the autonomous region of Rojava in northern-Syria. A temporary installation, the project rethinks “non-state models of political representation through art” while engaging visitors in the “unique cultural and political ideals being developed in this war-torn region.”

After Belonging Conference

The conference will address the primary points if discussion raised at the triennale. “What is architecture’s role in the contemporary reconfiguration of belonging? How has this process transformed the notion of residence? What are the spatial, technical, and sociopolitical consequences of this transformation?”

Below is the outline of dates and details of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale programs.

After Belonging: On Residence
Exhibition, Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture DOGA
September 8 – November 27, 2016

After Belonging: In Residence
Exhibition, National Museum – Architecture.
September 8 – November 27, 2016

After Belonging Conference
Oslo Opera House
September 9, 2016
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After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit
Publication of the Oslo architecture Triennale 2016, published by Lars Müller
Launching September 8, 2016

The Academy
Forum organized by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Stenersen Museum
September 11-18, 2016

The Embassy
New World Embassy – Rojava. Development and programming by Studio Jonas Staal in collaboration with the Communities of Rojava
Launching in November, 2016

Extended Program
September 8 – November 27, 2016

Below is the full list of participants due to contribute to this years triennale.

Adrian Lahoud
Ahmet Öğüt & Emily Fahlén
Amale Andraos
Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation
Arjun Appadurai
Atelier Bow-Wow
Bouchra Khalili
Caitlin Blanchfield, Glen Cummings, Jaffer Kolb, Farzin Lotfi-Jam & Leah Meisterlin
Center for Political Beauty
Cristina López Uribe
Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe)
Coralie Gourguechon
Deane Simpson
Design Earth
Didier Fassin
Einar Sneve Martinussen & Jørn Knutsen
Elisabeth Søiland, Silje Klepsvik & Åsne Hagen
Emeka Ogboh
Enorme Studio
Eriksen Skajaa Architects
Eyal Weizman
Factory-baked Goods
Felicity D. Scott
Femke Herregraven
First Office
Frida Escobedo & Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa
Grete Brochman
Gro Bonesmo
Hu Fang
Ijlal Muzaffar
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Iver Neumann
James Bridle
James D. Graham
Jeffrey Schnapp
Jesse LeCavalier
Jill Magid
John Harwood
Juan Herreros
Kadambari Baxi, Janette Kim, Meg McLagan, David Schiminovich & Mark Wasiuta
Keller Easterling
Kër Thiossane with Amadou Kane Sy
Khaled Malas
Laura Kurgan, Juan Saldarriaga & Angelika Rettberg
L.E.FT & Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Living Architectures
Louise Amoore
Lorenzo Pezzani & Charles Heller
Luis Callejas & Charlotte Hansson
Mabel Wilson
Martha Rosler & Pelin Tan
Martti Kalliala
Merve Bedir
Michel Feher
Nabil Ahmed & Dámaso Randulfe
Negar Azimi
Nora Akawi, Nina V. Kolowratnik, Johannes Pointl & Eduardo Rega
Matilde Cassani
Pamela Karimi
Paulo Tavares
Paulo Moreira, Ana Naomi de Sousa & Pétur Waldorff
Per Heggenes/IKEA Foundation
Reinhold Martin
estudio SIC | VIC
Studio Jonas Staal with the Communities of Rojava
Territorial Agency
The State (Rahel Aima, Ahmad Makia, Deepak Unnikrishnan)
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Thomas Keenan
Transborder Studio
Troy Conrad Therrien
TYIN Tegnestue
Yasmeen Lari