Highlights from the 2022 triennale
Looking back at the eighth edition of Oslo Architecture Triennale
This year's triennale is over for now ... but the mission continues. We sum up the 2022 edition – and what's next?
October 30th, doors closed for the 8th Oslo Architecture Triennale, Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming Communities, after six intense weeks of exhibitions, conversations, experiments, art projects, city walks, film screenings, debates, conferences and much more.
We are grateful for all our collaborators, partners, contributors, and visitors who have embraced the mission of creating more sustainable, diverse, and generous neighbourhoods. Thank you!
As we begin our evaluation, we would highly appreciate your feedback if you visited the Triennale events and/or exhibitions! Click this link and you will be directed to a simple online form.
Although the Triennale 2022 is over, the Mission Neighbourhood continues! We will follow up on our lab activities, explorations, and collaborations, both locally, with our Nordic partners, and internationally.
A few highlights from this year’s Triennale:
- Almost 10.000 people passed by our pop-up Oslo Neighbourhood lab at the former Edvard Munch Museum to see our exhibitions, take part in events, or just hang out in the new neighbourhood café. Altogether more than 20.000 people visited the 2022 Triennale events and exhibitions at the Oslo Neighbourhood Lab and around the city of Oslo.
- Our member organizations hosted a series of events including The Architecture Day by The National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) and the Neighbourhood Conversations by Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA). Still ongoing is the series of talks connected to the Triennale Academy at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and a series of lectures by Oslo arkitektforening (OAF). The exhibition Coming into Community is at display at the National Museum – Architecture until January 29, 2023.
- The Triennale theme and exhibitions have been reviewed locally and internationally in publications such as Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, Wallpaper, Le Monde and Architect’s Journal as well as through our media partners A&B, The Architect’s Newspaper, Dezeen and KoozArch.
Our agendas have engaged the professional community and media: Our vision for rethinking mobility, streets, and neighbourhood quality in Oslo, developed with our partners in Sweco, Jaja Architects, Lala Tøyen together with the City of Oslo’s Agency for Urban Environment and other public stakeholders, has been featured in Morgenbladet and Aftenposten. Discussions about how to lift neighbourhood quality in the periphery of Oslo together with Bydel Stovner, has also been covered by Aftenposten
From the very beginning we have argued that the mission of forming more sustainable, diverse, and generous neighbourhoods is a question of combining culture, design and systems thinking. We have engaged thinkers and doers in the Triennale mission including Carlos Moreno, Martha Thorne, Peter Cook, Jos Boys, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Kate Raworth, Jan Gehl, Juhani Pallasmaa, Dan Hill, Hanna Harris – and many more! Shortly, recordings of selected talks and lectures will be made available through our website.
In addition to the programme contributors, of which (only) a few are mentioned above, many are also the names whose effort in various ways has made the Triennale possible. A big thank you to contributors to the exhibitions at ROM and the National Museum – Architecture; and to all of the exhibitors at Oslo Neighbourhood Lab, who have been instrumental in revitalising the empty museum building:
A Garden of Ideas (with Einar Sneve Martinussen, Dan Hill, Joakim Formo and all students) A-lab, Adept, AHO students (with Louise Grønlund, Nanet Mathiasen and Kathrine Næss), Atelier Dalziel, BIG, BOGL, Bydel Stovner, César Reyes Nájera & Céline Zimmer, CHAP, Cobe, Code arkitektur, Croydon Placemaking, CSAM & White Arkitekter, Dark Matter Labs, DSA Ark Studio, Dugnad Days team, Effekt, Elise Schultz, Fragment, Halvor Ellefsen & Fredrik van der Horst & Marja Folde, Hav Eiendom, Helge Garke, Jaja Architects, Kaleidoscope, Link arkitektur, Mandaworks, Mustad Eiendom, Nomad & Marthe Elise Stramrud, Oaza, Peter Cook, Saher Sourori & Arild Eriksen, Scott Lloyd & Alexis Kalagas, Skaus & Eladio Ramm & Yngvild Færøy, SLA, SPEED Architects, Spireverket, Stor-Oslo Eiendom, StudioVlayStreeruwitz, Sweco & Aspelin Ramm, Søstra100, Tøyen Concrete, Tøyen Housing Construction Cooperative, Yamile Calderón.
In the year to come we will continue our working as a neighbourhood lab, building on the foundation of this year’s Triennale. We look forward to sharing inspiring projects, insights and eventually a publication on neighbourhood thinking and doing – and to carve out the path towards the next Triennale. Stay tuned.
For now, again: a warm thank you to everyone who made the Triennale possible! The support of our founding members AHO, DOGA, NAL, the National Museum, OAF and Oslo Business Region has been crucial as always. A special thanks to this year's main partners OBOS and Sweco, and our project partners Bydel Stovner, Hav Eiendom and Mustad Eiendom, and all the contributors.
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