Oslo Architecture Triennale 2010: Man Made

22 September–3 October

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OAT 2010: Man made. Photo: Carsten Aniksdal

The 4th edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, MAN MADE, focused on innovative and futureproof spatial policies for architecture and urban development, looking and thinking ahead to meet the rising global demand for a more sustainable life.

Featuring debates, conferences, walks, talks, exhibitions, case studies, meetings, art projects and installations, OAT 2010 took place from 22 September to 3 October 2010.

Through projects from the Nordic countries, the main exhibition "Manmade Environment" demonstrated that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics. Used strategically, it can supply sustainable solutions, promote health and improve living conditions for people in both urban and rural areas.

The exhibition "Manmade Environment" highlighted the important role of landscape architecture in sustainable urban development and large-scale planning. It brought to attention the importance of finding alternative, interdisciplinary planning methods, using strategies that emphasize the conscious use of natural resources and combine new expertise and technology with an awareness of local conditions, culture and identity.

The main exhibition «MANmadeENVIRONMENT» was a collaboration between Norsk Form and the Danish Architecture Center (DAC). Through projects from all five Nordic countries, the exhibition showed that landscape architecture is about far more than aesthetics. Used strategically, landscape architecture can provide sustainable solutions and better living conditions both in the city and in the countryside. The exhibition was in 2011 presented at DAC in Copenhagen, ArkDes in Stockholm and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. Finally, the exhibition was presented at the pan-Nordic embassy building Nordische Botschaften in Berlin in 2012. Curators was Kjersti Wikstrøm (DAC) and Matti Lucie Arentz (Norsk Form).

Download the book ‘New Nordic Scopes’ here.

Curator: Bjarne Ringstad, architect and partner, Code arkitektur, Oslo.

Bjarne Ringstad

Bjarne Ringstad, OAT 2010 Chief Curator