Chief Curators of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale: Lluis Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galan, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Marina Otero Verzier
After Belonging: A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit
Oslo (Norway) / September 08 -November 27, 2016
Being at home has different definitions nowadays, both within domestic settings and in the spaces defined by national boundaries in our contemporary global landscapes. Belonging is no longer just bound to one’s own space of residence or to the territory of a nation, nor does it last a whole lifespan.
Map of the curatorial Project by Lluis A. Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galan, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Marina Otero Verzier. Drawing by David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Studio Animal (Javier Jiménez Iniesta)
After Belonging addresses and imagines the objects, spaces, and territories of 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. These transfers bring 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 analyzes the ways in which architecture participates and intervenes in both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings?
The Core Program of the Triennale is composed by:
-After Belonging: On Residence, an exhibition at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA)
-After Belonging: In Residence, a program of intervention strategies and exhibition at the National Museum—Architecture
-After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit, a book published by Lars Muller
-The After Belonging Conference, at the Opera House
-The Embassy, a stateless embassy that represents, through cultural means, the ideals of “stateless democracy” developed by Kurdish communities of the autonomous region of Rojava in northern Syria. Conceived and designed by Studio Jonas Staal in collaboration with the Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava.
-The Academy, a forum organized by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design AHO, bringing schools and students from around the world into a global dialogue and knowledge-sharing experimen.
Design and Production Associates: Juan Ruiz Anton, Paola Simone García / Graphic Design: This is our work (Megan Feehan) / Design Assistant: Kamilla Csegzi / Research Associate: Jess Ngan / Assistant: Nick Oelrich