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16.10.2019: A 72-hour live action role play in 12 parts to take place in Oslo on 17–20 October During three days in October an extraordinary event takes place in Oslo. An alien culture - The Isonians - return to Earth. They will explore the city of Oslo, the culture and the way people live.

Photo: Thomas Bjørnstad

Photo: Thomas Bjørnstad

30.09.2019: THIS WEEKS PROGRAMME AT THE TRIENNALE. Following the opening days of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 on 25-29 September, the second week of the festival presents a series of events, installations, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, talks, citywalks and more.

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26.09.2019: PRESS RELEASE: ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE FICTION - New Genre-Bending Book Of Short Stories Explores The Cities Of The Near Future. The triennale publication Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture presents sixteen original short stories and one graphic novel written by architects, engineers and authors exploring the trajectory of architecture, cities and economics against a backdrop of profound climate and economic change.

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Illustration: From the Gross Ideas graphical novel "Exiles Letter" by Anna Mill And Luke Jones.


25.09.2019: PRESS RELEASE, OSLO ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE OPENS: To Confront Climate Breakdown, Architects Must Redesign Not Only Buildings, But The Economy. Opening this week, the seventh Oslo Architecture Triennale will explore the architecture of degrowth. The festival argues that the pursuit of infinite economic growth is driving climate breakdown and producing ecologically toxic architecture.

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24.09.2019: PRESS RELEASE: OPENING THIS WEEK, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 explores radical alternatives to economic growth. This week will see the opening of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 titledEnough: The Architecture of Degrowth. The festival, now in its 19th year, will explore the architecture of a radically transformed society in which cultural and ecological flourishing matter more than economic growth.

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23.09.2019: Three days until the opening make sure to catch some of the highlights! Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 is getting close! We are pleased to welcome you to the opening days on 26–29 September. The opening days will present a wide range of of events, performances, installations, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and more.

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10.09.2019: INVITATION: Opening days of Oslo Architecture Triennale 20192629 September. The opening days will present a wide range of of events, performances, installations, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and more.

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26.06.2019: SAVE THE DATE: Opening days of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019. We are pleased to welcome you to the opening days of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, taking place on Thursday 26–Sunday 29 September.

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22.05.2019: Programme launch: "Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth". Read more about the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 core programme.

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25.04.2019: Programme launch on 22 May. After a year of research work, this year’s curators will present the core programme of the upcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 and give a glimpse into the programme. The Programme launch takes places at SALT in Oslo, in the context of Urban Future Global Conference.

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20 December 2018: Happy Holidays and god jul. As a warming-up for next year’s festival, we invited you this year to an Autumn programme to test ideas, research questions and formats related to next year’s Triennale theme degrowth.

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23 November 2018: Conference: Planning 2052. What will urban planning be like in 2052? This one-day international conference brings together policy makers, researchers, planners, architects and artists to envisage the role of urban planning in the future.

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29 October 2018: OAT 2019 Open Call. OAT 2019 will challenge the growth paradigm and investigate the architecture of alternatives. Architects, urban practitioners, activists, novelists, artists, researchers, citizens and others are invited to join this investigation:

Tool library, workshop of architectural experiments, and occasional discotech. Sugarhouse Studios. Courtesy of Assemble.

Tool library, workshop of architectural experiments, and occasional discotech. Sugarhouse Studios. Courtesy of Assemble.


23 October 2018: E-flux Essay Series and Nordic Seminar in Oslo. Over the next year, 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.

Illustration: The Great Acceleration, 1750–2000.  Adapted from the Smithsonian.

Illustration: The Great Acceleration, 1750–2000. Adapted from the Smithsonian.


26 September 2018: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019. One year to go! Save the date for Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.

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14 September 2018: OAT Autumn Programme 2018. OAT’s autumn programme 2018 will test ideas, research questions and formats related to next year’s Triennale theme, with a wide range of voices from inside and outside the field of architecture.

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29 June 2018: Sneak Peek at OAT’s Autumn Programme 2018. We are warming up for Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019 with a pre-programme in the autumn that will explore the theme of OAT 2019, the Architecture of Degrowth.

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27 February 2018: Chief Curators in Oslo to start research process towards OAT 2019. When the Chief Curators present their proposed concept and ambitions for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 (OAT 2019) in Oslo on Wednesday 28 February, it marks the start of a year and a half of research, insight and planning towards the opening of the Triennale in September, 2019.

OAT 2019 Chief curators. Photo: OAT / Istvan Virag

OAT 2019 Chief curators. Photo: OAT / Istvan Virag


11 December 2017: Chief Curators for OAT 2019. The transdisciplinary architecture and engineering practice Interrobang, with critic Phineas Harper and urban researcher Cecilie Sachs Olsen, will curate the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.

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21 November 2017:​ Shortlist for the Open Call for Curator. Five proposals have been shortlisted for the Open Call for Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2019. In the first round of meetings, the Jury has considered more than 70 proposals submitted from all over the world.

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9 October 2017: They will select the Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2019. The jury, which will select the Curator, and hereby a theme, for the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2019, will start its work in Oslo in the middle of November. The deadline for applications for the Open Call for Curator, was set to 18 October, and the winner will be announced in December, 2017.

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