Exhibition: In Residence



8 September – 27 November

Nasjonalmuseet – Arkitektur, Bankplassen 3, Oslo

Address Bankplassen 3, Oslo

Open Tue, Wed, Fri 11-17; Thu 11-19; Sat, Sun 12-17 (Monday closed)

Language Norwegian/English

Opening and Triennale Inauguration Party Sept. 8, 2016, 19.00

This exhibition is one of the Triennale’s two main exhibitions, and it is completed by the the On Residence exhibition at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture DOGA.

The In Residence exhibition invites the audience to explore ten sites that encapsulate the contemporary transformation of belonging. Each site is presented through texts and materials selected by the curatorial team; reports commissioned to a group of architects, artists, journalists, and other professionals; and a series of intervention strategies. These intervention strategies speculate on the architectures associated to the particularities of each site, and have the ambition of questioning contemporary modes of practice. Developed throughout a year after their selection through an International Call, they range from spatial strategies, typological variations, and material prototypes to digital platforms and legal propositions, among many others. They are being developed as built structures, 1:1 tests, scale models, and representations for public debate. Through this multiplicity of materials, each site is presented as as unstable node submitted to ongoing alterations and redefinitions.

The sites in Oslo and the Nordic region include: an apartment in Copenhagen rented through digital sharing platforms; a worker’s residence in Kirkenes, in the Arctic Region, on the Norwegian border with Russia; a transnational neighborhood that forms part of the Million Housing Programme on the outskirts of Stockholm; an asylum seekers’ reception center in Oslo; and the border spaces, technologies, and transit areas of the Oslo Airport in Gardermoen. The five global case studies include: a personal cubicle in a self storage facility in New York City; a house resulting from the remittances sent to the coffee growing region of Colombia; a patient room in the Dubai Health Care City; the technological spaces linking religious communities in Lagos; and an Italian textile factory in one of the biggest Chinatowns in Europe.


Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier (After Belonging Agency), Chief Curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.


Reports by: James Bridle; Matilde Cassani; Eriksen Skajaa Architects; First Office; Husos; Living Architectures; Emeka Ogboh; Ahmet Ögüt+Emily Fahlén; The State (Rahel Aima, Ahmad Makia, Deepak Unnikrishnan); Transborder Studio

Intervention Strategies by: Nabil Ahmed+Dámaso Randulfe; Caitlin Blanchfield+ Glen Cummings+Jaffer Kolb+Farzin Lotfi-Jam+Leah Meisterlin; Factory-baked Goods (Paula Currás, Ana Olmedo, Enrique Ventosa); Ruimteveldwerk (Pieter Brosens, Brecht Van Duppen, Sander Van Duppen, Lene Beelen, Pieter Cloeckaert); Elisabeth Søiland+Silje Klepsvik+Åsne Hagen


During the Triennale’s closing weekend, there will be guided tours by the curators in the two main exhibitions On Residence and In Residence.PART 1 in the exhibition “On Residence” at DOGA Saturday November 26 at 12.00

PART 2 in the exhibition “In Residence” at the National Museum – Architecture Sunday November 27 at 12.00

Other events at the National Museum - Architecture

Sept. 16: Culture Night Seminar: In Transit

Oct. 22: Seminar On Kirkenes

Nov. 10: Lecture with Valerio Barberio on Urban Planning in Prato