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Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, John Palmesino – Territorial Agency

Architects and urbanists

John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog are architects and urbanists. They are the founders of Territorial Agency, an independent organisation that combines architecture, analysis, advocacy and action based in London. Their work focuses on the transformations of the relation between polities and space. Projects include 'The Coast of Europe’, a multi-year research on the urbanisation processes of the European project, and ‘North' – an investigation in contemporary forms of geopolitics, sovereignty and resource exploitation in the Arctic.

Together with Armin Linke and Anselm Franke, Palmesino and Rönnskog initiated the ‘Anthropocene Observatory’, a documentary practice combining photography, films, interviews, spatial analysis, and exhibitions to outline the development of the Anthropocene thesis. The ‘Anthropocene Observatory’ has been displayed over two years at the HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, at BAK baasis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht and in the framework of the exhibition ‘Exo-Evolution’ in ZKM | Karlsruhe. 'Museum of Oil’ is exhibited at ZKM in parallel to the exhibition ‘Reset Modernity!’, curated by Bruno Latour.

Palmesino and Rönnskog are directors of AA Territories Think Tank, a research centre at the AA Architectural Association in London, where they also teach Diploma Unit 4. Palmesino is research fellow at Goldsmiths, Centre for Research Architecture, London, and Rönnskog at AHO, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

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