Neighbourhood conversation in Paris

The full recording of the conversation we had in Paris’ Bibliothèque de l'Hôtel de Ville (4e) earlier this winter, is out now.

January 20th Oslo Architecture Triennale was invited by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in France to curate a conversation around the topic of neighbourhood, as part of the Triennale’s ongoing research towards the festival opening this fall. With the title Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities, the Triennale explores how we form the places we share, and the conversation in Paris was reflecting on how to create more diverse, sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods for the future.

The conversation was led by Le Monde journalist Isabelle Regnier. Alongside Triennale Director and Chief Curator Christian Pagh, was Associate Professor Carlos Moreno and Snøhetta Founding Partner Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, who all shared their reflections and debated questions on the theme of neighbourhood.

Smart City expert and academic Carlos Moreno (Scientific Director of the Chair «Entrepreneurship – Territory - Innovation», Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris), is known for introducing the concept of Paris’ 15-minute city plan, arguing for a city where inhabitants can live their everyday life and access necessary services within 15 minutes. Kjetil Trædal Thorsen co-founded architecture practice Snøhetta in 1987 and has been a partner in the company for more than 30 years, working on a big range of different projects including the Biblioteca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt and the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway.

We are pleased to share the film that documents the whole session (Re)forming Communities – Exploring the Future of Neighbourhoods, hosted by Bibliocité: