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, Daniel A. Barber, Tristan Boniver, Peter Buchanan, Ana Maria Durán Calisto, Amica Dall, Isabelle Doucet, Karl Otto Ellefsen & Tarald Lundevall, Hélène Frichot & Helen Runting, Catharina Gabrielsson, Sandi Hilal, Mark Jarzombek, Stefan Kaegi/Rimini Protokoll, Ateya Khorakiwala, Penny Koutrolikou, Helena Mattsson, Mill & Jones, n'UNDO, Michael Pawlyn, Edgar Pieterse, Anna Puigjaner, Matthias Schuler & Anja Thierfelder, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Angelos Varvarousis, and Steve Webb.
The essays are discussed in three seminars in Oslo: 7 February 2019, 28 September 2019, and 6 February 2020.
Find the e-flux essay series here.