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Culture Night In Res

Culture Night Seminar: IN TRANSIT

With reference to Torshov asylum center: How does the built environment influence asylum seekers’ conditions in the transit centers? Debate.

In 2015 more than 31 000 persons applied for asylum in Norway. Is there a correlation between the architecture provided to the asylum seekers, and questions related to identity, safety, politics and law?

The asylum seekers are given temporary placements. However the duration of their temporary living conditions are getting longer, and can in many cases be experienced as permanent. How can architects find new ways of coping with the needs of the asylum seekers while in long-term transit?

Torshov transit center is one of ten sites that are presented in the In Residence exhibition, each reflecting on global migration.

Participants: Torshov Transittmottak / Norsk Folkehjelp, OPEN Transformation, Ruimteveldwerk, Eriksen Skaaja Arkitekter, Makers' Hub