The 'Mission Neighbourhood' book is coming!
With 35 contributions from renowned Nordic and International architects, academics, public servants and developers, the publication offers new insight into how to form more sustainable, diverse and meaningful neighbourhoods.
The selection is largely built on the 8th edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, also entitled Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming Communities. The subtitle, (Re)forming Communities, underscores the double emphasis on (architectural) form – the ways places are planned, designed and built – and political reform – how we might rethink policies, economic models, governance structures and other defining conditions for the built environment.
Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming Communities is published by the Danish Architectural Press and designed by Snøhetta Design. The Oslo launch is happening November 28 at the architecture venue Byens Tak, and for those who cannot wait: the book can be pre-ordered here
Contributors include Jos Boys, Cobe, Camilla van Deurs, EFFEKT, Jan Gehl, Dan Hill, Indy Johar, Carlos Moreno, Juhani Pallasmaa, Kate Raworth, Martha Thorne and Finn Williams. It takes a neighbourhood to make a book on, well, neighbourhoods. The publication, situated in the discourse of architecture and urbanism, is directed towards everyone interested in neighbourhoods and urban development, from professionals to engaged citizens. The book presents projects, practices and perspectives pushing forward more sustainable, diverse and meaningful neighbourhoods.
Why neighbourhoods? The neighbourhood is a fundamental physical and social horizon for human life. Yet, the intricate mix of relations that makes up a neighbourhood, is rarely given the attention it deserves in policy making or urban planning.
The selection of texts explores the urgent, urban issues of our time – from social infrastructure, nature and biodiversity, to mobility and urban governance – in a neighbourhood perspective. Intent on inspiring action, the book offers a rich variety of best practice projects, perspectives and hands-on advice.
The book is edited by Christian Pagh and Thomas Cook, respectively Director & Chief Curator and Head of Development of the Oslo Architecture Triennale.
The contributors (in order of appearance):
- Juhani Pallasmaa
- Jan Gehl
- Jos Boys
- Peter Hemmersam (The Oslo School of Architecture (AHO))
- Carlos Moreno
- Dan Hill (Melbourne School of Design)
- Einar Sneve Martinussen, Joakim Formo & Dan Hill (AHO)
- Karl Landin, Åsa Bjerndell, Victoria Percovich Gutierrez (CSAM)
- Scott Lloyd (TEN) & Alexis Kalagas
- Johannes Goa Ludvigsen (Sweco) & Kenneth Dahlgren (Aspelin Ramm)
- Marit Elisabeth Jensen (Stor-Oslo Eiendom) & Ragnhild Olaussen (District Bjerke)
- Alexander Eriksson Furunes & Lars Eivind Bjørnstad
- Mads Birgens & Jacob Blak (Cobe)
- Jenny Grettve When! Wen!)
- Oaza Collective
- Iwan Thomson (Lala Tøyen)
- Robert Martin
- Jakob Steen Christensen (JAJA Architects)
- Martin Arfalk, Leslie Norris & Cyril Pavlu (Mandaworks)
- Martha Thorne
- Matthew Dalziel (Studio Dalziel)
- Halvor W. Ellefsen (AHO)
- Camilla van Deurs (City Architect of Copenhagen)
- Hanne Johnsrud (Bykuben)
- Jens Linnet (BOGL)
- Bernd Vlay & Lina Streeruwitz (StudioVlayStreeruwitz)
- Arild Eriksen (Fragment)
- Sinus Lynge & Tue Foged (EFFEKT)
- Meggan Collins & Indy Johar (Dark Matter Labs)
- Kate Raworth, Leonora Grcheva & Marie Indrelid Winsvold (Dougnut Economics Action Lab / Hav Eiendom)
- Martin Laursen (ADEPT)
- Hanna Harris (Chief Design Officer of Helsinki)
- Finn Williams (City Architect of Malmö)
- Morten S. Thaning (Copenhagen Business School)