26 September – 24 November
Organisers e-flux Architecture and Oslo Architecture Triennale
OAT and the online arts journal e-flux Architecture is presenting a series of essays within the context of the OAT 2019 theme, the architecture of degrowth.
The series is titled “Overgrowth”, and will explore the challenge of growth-based cities and test bold alternatives for the architecture of a new cultural economy. What can architecture be when buildings are no longer instruments of financial accumulation? What kinds of spaces are built for cultivation, rather than extraction? What materials and technologies will be used when we can no longer afford value engineering? How will the architect of tomorrow will play a meaningful civic role in the creation of new building types, urban morphologies, social habits, and cultural practices? How will cities be formed when it is human and ecological flourishing that matter most?
“Overgrowth” is featuring contributions by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Peter Buchanan, Ana Maria Durán Calisto, Aileen Aseron Espíritu, Catharina Gabrielsson, Mark Jarzombek, Indy Johar, Ateya Khorakiwala, Penny Koutrolikou, Helena Mattsson, Joar Nango, Edgar Pieterse, David Pinder, Anna Puigjaner, Matthias Schuler, Territorial Agency, Anja Thierfelder, Angelos Varvarousis, Daniel A. Barber, Amica Dall, Isabelle Doucet, Karl Otto Ellefsen & Tarald Lundevall, Hélène Frichot & Helen Runting, Sandi Hilal, Stefan Kaegi/Rimini Protokoll, Mill + Jones, n'UNDO, Joar Nango, Matthias Schuler & Anja Thierfelder, Tamar Shafrir, Kjetil Thorsen, and Steve Webb.
The first batch of essays was discussed in a Nordic workshop in Oslo on 7 February 2019. Next seminar will happen on 28 September 2019.
Find the e-flux essay series here.