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Seminar: A Forum on Arctic Negotiations

If you are not in London on June 2, you can follow the event live at the Architectural Association's website.

For its public presentation in London, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging invites a group of architects and spatial practitioners to reflect on one of the Intervention Strategies of its In Residence program of the OAT 2016: Nature, Labour, Land: A Public Spatial Archive for Kirkenes. Participants will critically address the intersection of non-human nature, indigenous rights and transnational labor, three often-neglected actors in the Arctic region around Kirkenes.

With the participation of:

Nabil Ahmed and Dámaso Randulfe (Authors, Nature, Labour, Land)

Lindsay Bremner (Westminster University)

Adrian Lahoud (Royal College of Art)

Katya Larina, (U:lab.spb)

Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog)

Introduction by Hanna Dencik Petersson, Director of the Oslo Architecture Triennale

Curated by Nabil Ahmed and Dámaso Randulfe with Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier, Chief Curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

The event is a part of the pre-program of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging.

With the support of the Architectural Association, the British Council, the Norwegian Embassy in London, and the London Festival of Architecture


Nabil Ahmed: artist, writer and researcher. Recently he has participated in Cuenca Biennale (2014) and the Anthropocene Project (2013-14) at the HKW. He has written for OCA, Third Text, Volume, and Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth and many other publications. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths. He teaches at the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.

Lindsay Bremner: Professor and Director of Architectural Research in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. Bremner is currently engaged in two ongoing research projects: Folded Ocean, investigating sites in the Indian Ocean world being transformed by global mobility, trans-nationalism and climate change, and Geoarchitecture, research into intersections between architecture, geology and politics framed by the wider anthropocene thesis.

Adrian Lahoud: architect, researcher and educator. He is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Head of the Architecture programme at the Royal College of Art. Previously, Lahoud was Director of the Urban Design Masters at The Bartlett School of Architecture and served as Director of the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths.

Katya Larina: architect and urban designer. Katya has co-directed a series of independent workshops in Russia and she has been an invited expert and guest lecturer at Institute Strelka, the Bartlett and the Architectural Association, London. Katya is co-founder of the research and education project U:Lab.spb, which develops design and analysis tools for critical urban environments of Russian cities.

Dámaso Randulfe: architect, writer and designer. His research is concerned with questions of territorial and environmental conflict as mediated by architecture, material and visual narratives. His current work includes a forthcoming publication and seminar series around Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne. He currently teaches at The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.

Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog): an independent organization that combines architecture, analysis, advocacy and action for integrated spatial transformation of contemporary territories. Recent projects include the Anthropocene Observatory – an international documentary project tracing the emerging thesis of the new man-made age; Museum of Oil; Taiwan Project; the Museum of Infrastructural Unconscious; North.

In representation of the After Belonging Agency:

Lluis Alexandre Casanovas Blanco is a New York City–based architect and scholar, and was trained as an architect at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSA Barcelona) and at the Edinburgh College of Art. He graduated with the M.Sc. in advanced architectural design from Columbia GSAPP. Currently he is chief curator of OAT2016 together with the After Belonging Agency, and a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University.

Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is chief curator of OAT2016 together with the After Belonging Agency, and Head of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Previously, Otero was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. She is a Ph.D. candidate at ETSA Madrid.