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Guided tour - On Residence

The exhibition On Residence is one of the Triennale’s two main exhibitions at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture DOGA. The On Residence exhibition dissects the architectures entangled in the contemporary reconfiguration of belonging, showing how these architectures play a role in redefining residence and its spatial, aesthetic, technical, and sociopolitical implications of this redefinition.

The exhibition displays an accumulation of evidence unveiling the multiple scales and media involved in these architectures, including documents, objects, projects, and built interventions.

On Residence considers, among others, the relation of architecture to current pressing questions like refugeeism, migration and homelessness; new mediated forms of domesticity and foreignness; environmental displacements; tourism and the contemporary technologies and economies of sharing, among others.

This Saturday there will be four guided tours with different experts:

12:00: James Taylor-Foster, European Editor-at-Large, ArchDaily, UK and NL.

James Taylor-Foster is a designer, writer and editor working between architecture, urbanism and art history. He is the European Editor-at-Large at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture website. He writes for international journals and research collectives, and is an Editor of LOBBY Magazine (The Bartlett, UCL). He regularly contributes to shows on Monocle 24 radio, broadcast out of London, and is a Guest Critic at the University of Cambridge.

14:00: Mariana Pestana, Architect and Curator, The Decorators and Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.

Mariana Pestana is a London based, Portuguese architect and curator. She co-founded the collective The Decorators. Mariana has recently curated the exhibition The Real and Other Fictions for Close, Closer, Lisbon Architecture Triennale and This Time Tomorrow for the V&A at the World Economic Forum. She currently works as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is developing a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

16:00: Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo López , Partners, MAIO Architects, Barcelona, Spain.

MAIO is an architectural office based in Barcelona founded in 2005. They work on flexible systems where notions such as variation, ephemeral or ad hoc, permit theoretical positions materialize and combine professional activities with academic, research and editorial ones. They are currently in charge of running the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, teaching at the School of Architecture of Barcelona ETSAB/ETSAV, and building ongoing projects, ranging from installations to housing.

18:00: Sean Anderson, Associate Curator within the Department of Architecture and Design, MoMa New York.

At MoMA he is part of the team developing the collection, exhibitions, and related public programs, with a special emphasis on contemporary architecture (since 1990). He`s been engaged in the topic on how architecture can redefine the refugee crisis.

“There has been relatively little discussion as to how architecture engages with and responds to global refugee emergencies. Through art, architecture and design, we may begin to be able to identify effective ways in which to visualize ourselves as citizens… Refugee camps and detention centers should not act as zones of exclusion”. (Sean Anderson, CNN).


Other tours:

Friday September 16, 18.00: Guided tour by BENGLER and Einar Sneve Martinussen & Jørn Knudsen

Wednesday September 28, 17.00: Guided tour by Superunion arkitekter and FFB Fellesskapsprosjektet å Fortette Byen