Overgrowth Talks #2
17:00 – 18:30
Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, Maridalsveien 29, Oslo
Organisers: e-flux Architecture, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Oslo Architecture Triennale
Join Overgrowth editors Phineas Harper and Nick Axel along with special guests and contributors to the Overgrowth digital essay series for a series of presentations and conversations reflecting upon questions of autonomy, decentralization, and attunement:
Architects and urban practitioners, toiling daily at the coalface of economic expansion, are complicit in the perpetuation of growth. Yet they are also in a unique position to contribute towards a move away from it. It is through architecture and urban practice that alternative values, systems, and logics can be manifest in built form and inherited by generations to come.
Contributors: Amica Dall, Karl Otto Ellefsen, Sandi Hilal and Anna Puigjaner.
Detailed programme to come.
Amica Dall is a founding member of Assemble, and also teaches undergraduate design studios at the Architectural Association and the Bartlett.
Karl Otto Ellefsen is professor in urbanism and architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and professor at Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) Visual Arts Innovation Center, Beijing. Read the Overgrowth essay "Rural Dilemmas" here.
Sandi Hilal is an architect and researcher. She was the head of the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Program in the West Bank at UNRWA from 2008–2014, and co-founded Campus in Camps and DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency).
Anna Puigjaner is an architect, researcher, and cofounder of MAIO, an architectural office based in Barcelona. Her research is focused on Kitchenless Cities, housing with collective kitchens, where the elimination of the kitchen from the house allows to redefine domestic labor. She currently teaches at GSAPP—Columbia University. Read the Overgrowth essay "Bringing the Kitchen Out of the House" here.
Overgrowth is a collaboration between the publishing platform e-flux Architecture and the Oslo Architecture Triennale within the context of its 2019 edition. The series explore the challenge of growth-based cities and test bold alternatives for the architecture of a new cultural economy. How will cities be formed when it is human and ecological flourishing that matter most? Read more about the e-flux Overgrowth essay series, and find all the essays in the series here.
The seminar is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Oslo Architecture Triennale. The Overgrowth project is supported by the Nordic Culture Fond and the Nordic Culture Point.
Photo: The Great Acceleration, 1750–2000. Adapted from The Smithsonian
The event might be photographed/filmed for public use.