Biblioteket: Radical Room Reading Group: Bringing Intersectionality in Architecture



28. september

15:00 – 16:45

Nasjonalmuseet – Arkitektur, Bankplassen 3, Oslo

Arrangører Future Architecture Platform, Nasjonalmuseet og Oslo arkitekturtriennale


Radical Room Reading Group Horizontal

Foto: Nicolas Koenig

Informasjon på norsk kommer. Arrangementet foregår på engelsk.

How reading creates a radical and social space that allows to discuss how to challenge existing power dynamics and how reading is an intersectionality tool.

Radical room is a reading group format that enables the birth of a different type of social encounter. It offers an assemblage and a setting in which knowledges get articulated between and not within individuals. Participants become activators that transform the archive and the library from being a container of information into a source of knowledge. Using the proposal of “Curriculum Revolution” as a starting point, and the concept of “really useful knowledge” as an inspiration, the Radical Room Reading Group as a series of sessions within the Library of Oslo Architecture Triennial that creates a space for intellectual and conceptual entanglement of the theme “degrowth” with issues of race, gender, and class. Radical Room Reading Group happens several times in the course of OAT. We hope and think that a temporary community can transform into a longer running format, picked up by local architects, students and everyone who understands how urgent such discussions need to take place. The outcome of the Radical Room Reading Group will be a community of texts that contributes to a curriculum revolution in architecture as well as to a radical opening of the discipline.

Limited seats. For more information about the event, click here. The project is part of Future Architecture Platform.

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is a French architect, urban designer, and contemporary scholar. Principal of the urban design practice OMNIBUS, she directs the MAS Urban Design at the Chair of Marc Angélil, and holds a PhD from ETHZ on the effects of the political economy of food on the built environment, case study Egypt. She co-authored <Housing Cairo: The Informal Response> (Berlin, Ruby Press), <Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore> (Zurich, Edition Patrick Frey) and <Eileen Gray: A House under the Sun> (London, Nobrow). She is a founding member of the Parity Group, a grassroots association committed to improving gender equality in architecture, and co-curates the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo ‘Everyday’ (Sep-Dec. 2019).

Dubravka Sekulić is an architect researching transformations of contemporary cities, at the nexus between production of space, laws and economy. She is an assistant professor at the IZK Institute for Contemporary Art, TU Graz and a phd fellow at the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zürich. Research exhibition "Three points of Support: Zoran Bojović" that she curated at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade in 2012, followed by the book in 2013, formed the basis for her PhD project. In 2012 Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht) published her book ‘Glotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On Extra-legal Space in Belgrade' as well as the book “Surfing the Black Yugoslav black cinema and its transgression" that she co-edited with Gal Kirn and Žiga Testen. She is a founding member of Parity Group at ETH Zürich and an amateur librarian at MoTW/Public Library.