Panel discussion Conversation Film screening


Bergen as dream case for active aging and thriving cities

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  • Location: Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA), Hausmanns gate 16
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The documentary film Greymatter – Gråttgull Bergen is made by architectural practice LOCAL. Portraying senior citiens in Bergen, the film investigates new ways of living and aging together in collective housing. The joyful film was shown at the Seoul Biennale in 2021, awarded winner of the Cross Roads prize.

Gråttgull (grey gold) has a vision to reinvent the places where we grow old. LOCAL wishes to build the next generation health institutions that connect to the city and are inclusive and attractive for medical personell, students, youth, elderly and their care takers.

The evening continues with a conversation on aging and community, with panel guests bringing about their experience from a local level, neighbourhood activism, palliation and hospice care and architecture for health.

The upcoming book Greymatter will be presented for the first time, in collaboration with The Bergen School of Architecture.

· Intro about LOCAL – what is GRÅTTGULL, Jérome Picard
· Film screening – GRÅTTGULL BERGEN - Greymatter Bergen

· Panel discussion led by Silje Lockert, LOCAL:

Anna Helle-Valle, Psychologist, Bergen kommune
Tina Lam, CIty Planner, A-lab
Kaja Tiltnes, Architect and Manager, Pir II Oslo
Gunnar Bothner-By, Halogen - Head of design within urban development
Thomas Cook, Head of Development Oslo Architecture Triennale

About LOCAL:
LOCAL is based in Bergen, Brussels and Paris and was founded by Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Gilles Guyot, Elida Mosquera & Jerome Picard. The office works with urbanism, arhitecture, interior and design. The recent years LOCAL has worked on transformation projects, sports, public health, multi-generational societies and inclusive city strategies. LOCAL have continued to work with the topics from their prize winning projects Gråttgull/Greymatter, and they plan to continue the research in further projects.

Lørdagspikene Credit Ørjan Deisz