November 18, 2019 - Oslo Architecture Triennale - Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 comes to an end
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November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Oslo Architecture Triennale

Thethered Float, performative experiment by Aeroscene during the OAT 2019 opening weekend. Photo: OAT / Istvan Virag

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 comes to an end
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After almost eight weeks of installations, audio walks, performances, seminars, panel discussions and workshops involving more than 200 different contributors, the Oslo Architecture Triennale is entering its final week. We would like to take this occasion to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved with the triennale including our curators, members, supporters, partners and the audience. Without you this could never have happened!

The title of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 is Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth. With the ongoing climate crisis as an unavoidable starting point, we have used the festival as a platform to discuss and debate how architecture and urban development can function and develop differently—with human and environmental wellbeing at its core, instead of continuous economic growth.

Curator Phineas Harper comments:
"2019 has been a year of seismic political events underscoring the urgent need for unprecedented action to avert climate breakdown. Amid the maelstrom, the 2019 triennale has been a small voice, but a clear one, calling out the lust for economic growth which drives ecological collapse and underpins contemporary architectural practice. The festival has deployed theatre, fiction, film, games, installations and vigorous discussion to challenge the supremacy of growth and suggesting the architecture of alternatives. Infrastructure for sharing, landscapes for caring—buildings made as acts of collective cultural expression from materials that can be returned to the earth. The triennale is coming to an end, but the tales it tells are only just beginning."

If you are in Oslo, we especially recommend that you take the opportunity to visit our main exhibition The Library on display at The National Museum – Architecture, the multimedia installation Factory of the Future at Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA), and the original and playful audio walk Place Listening, where you are guided through the city by The Future. In addition, we have six individual events ranging from a panel discussion, a seminar, workshops, curator’s tours of The Library and a public evaluation meeting. Click here to see the full programme of the closing week.

We hope to see you again in 2022!
Hanna Dencik Petersson and the rest of the OAT team

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