Monocle 24 Reports From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging

After Belonging – 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Image © David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal)

After Belonging – 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Image © David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal)

In the latest edition of Section DMonocle 24’s weekly review of design, architecture and craft, Henry Rees-Sheridan visits Oslo to speak to Hanna Dencik Petersson, Director of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, and Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Ignacio González Galán – two members of its curatorial team, the After Belonging Agency. The show explores the concept behind the exhibitions of the Triennale, what it means to be located in Norway’s capital, and how the event’s trajectory is both a symptom and cause of Oslo’s development as a design city. ArchDaily’s James Taylor-Foster weighs in on After Belonging’s significance.

After Belonging is the sixth incarnation of the Triennale and the first one in which a single curatorial thread has woven all of the festival’s activities together, including the international conference. The goal of the two primary exhibitions-On Residence and In Residence, including a series of Intervention Strategies-is to develop platforms with the aim of “rehearsing research strategies,” providing new ways for architects to engage with “contemporary changing realities.”

“In Residence” Exhibition (National Museum – Architecture, Oslo). Image Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

“On Residence” Exhibition (DogA, Oslo). Image Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

Atelier Bow-Wow, OMA, and Amale Andraos Live From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale

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