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Exhibition: Seeking Sanctuary - Oslo

An exhibition where the audience will experience an intervention in public space. Travel bags expose student’s research, analytical drawings and spatial critique in a dialogue with transient agendas and local processes. In the unpacking, different focuses will be explored in site-specific events that bridge the results from previous semesters and ongoing courses with the broader discussions of the After belonging thematic.

The Oslo School of Architecture (AHO), the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) will host a joint exhibition, visiting all the three cities during the autumn and end up in Istanbul for display at the Architecture in Emergency symposium in November.

The exhibition will present student work addressing the refugee issue in various ways. In the shape of several travel bags the material for display will reach each destination. In the unpacking different focuses will be explored in site-specific events that bridge the results from previous semesters and ongoing courses.


Seeking Sanctuary will be on display in

Oslo: September 16–18

Bergen: October 10–14

Trondheim: October 25–November 6

Istanbul: November 17–19


Seeking Sanctuary consists of:

In Transit I-II, Master´s studio, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Urban Resilience, Master Studio, Urban Ecological Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Design (NTNU)

Newcomer space, NTNU Live Studio, Faculty of Architecture and Design (NTNU)

Heterotopia Master Studio, Bergen School of Architecture (BAS)

Border Crossing Master studio, Bergen School of Architecture (BAS)

Seeking Sanctuary is an amalgamation of affiliated courses, teachers and students from AHO, NTNU and BAS questioning and responding to the refugee challenge. Seeking Sanctuary hosts joint events in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, and contribute to the OAT with a joint event-based exhibition series. AHO is a member and BAS and NTNU are associated members of the Oslo Architecture Triennale.

The studio course In Transit at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is specifically designed to function as a testbed for merging academia with field experiences, with the aim to develop new thinking and fresh approaches to physical and social structures in humanitarian response and resettlement solutions.

The In Transit project is a collaboration between the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) / NORCAP and AHO.


Students:

Rebecca Dunne, Niloufar Gharavi, David Kelly, Paul-Antoine Lucas, Christos Pampafikos, Nadine Schmauser, Ralf Sieber, Tea Skog, Montserrat Solervicens, Åsmund Amandus Steinsholm, Eva Birgitte Storrusten, Anna Rosa Strassegger, Clara Triviño Massó, Vilde Viik Vesterlid, Ida Mohn Werner, Westerlund Ina


Teachers:

Håvard Breivik is an architect and standby member of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s emergency roster NORCAP. Håvard is currently responsible for the Master`s course In Transit at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). He has been deployed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) in Macedonia and Hungary to support the agency in handling the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Tone Selmer-Olsen is an architect (MNAL) and standby member of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s emergency roster NORCAP. Tone is currently responsible for the Master`s course In Transit at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).

Mattias Josefsson is a architect, currently teaching at the Master`s course In Transit at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). He is also a teacher at the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) responsible for courses in modelmaking and photography.


Image: Mattias Josefsson