Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019: Book

Gross ideas

The intersection of fictional and built architecture is blurry. Imagined cities shape the possibilities of physical ones long before briefs are written or masterplans made. Gross Ideas is the companion publication to the Oslo Architecture Triennale. It explores the streets and lives of Degrowth cities through the eyes of fictional characters in a compendium of short stories.

With stories written by architects, science fiction writers, poets and environmental campaigners, the publication aims to simulate a broad and interdisciplinary conversation about our common responsibility for tomorrow. From graphic novels to poetry, the stories are hopeful, strange, alarming and inspiring.

Gross ideas is part of the main programme the Library: