Book Launch:

Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow's Architecture



26 September

20:00 – 21:00

DOGA, Hausmannsgate 16, Oslo

Organiser: Architecture Foundation and Oslo Architecture Triennale

Exiles Letter By Anna Mill And Luke Jones

Illustration: From the Gross Ideas graphical novel "Exiles Letter" by Anna Mill And Luke Jones.

Join us for the launch of Gross Ideas at DOGA. The event will include performed extracts from the book, read by their authors. Come imagine the trajectory of architecture, cities and economics amid a backdrop of profound climate and social change:

The relationship between real and fictional cities is blurry. Ideas which begin as literary speculations can shape the physical world. Both architects and novelists tell stories about place; real and imagined. They are in this sense both urban practitioners, creating neighbourhoods to serve communities and articulating the values of societies through the design of their streets.

The publication of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 is not a conventional catalog of essays but a compendium of short stories, poetry and a graphic novel. Written by architects, engineers, and novelists, it explores the architecture of the near future glimpsed through the lens of fictional characters, places and buildings. What will the architecture of the future be like? How will cities change with environmental breakdown? How will people travel once cars are ancient history? What will buildings look like when bricks and mortar are no longer instruments of financial accumulation?

Cory Docorow, Camilla Grudova, Will Self, Mill & Jones, Joel Blackledge, Sophie Mackintosh, Steve Webb, Jo Lindsay Walton, Lesley Lokko, Rachel Armstrong, Lev Bratishenko, Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen, Maria Smith, Robin Nicholson, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Edward Davey, Jane Yeh.

Edited by:
Edwina Attlee, Phineas Harper and Maria Smith

Graphic Design:
Studio Christopher Victor

Introduction by:
Phineas Harper

Price: 189 NOK

Buy the book online at Architecture Foundation, or in store at the National Museum or Oslo School of Architecture and Design.