Established in 2000, the 2016 Triennale will be the sixth of its kind. Following an open call for curators in September of this year, the Triennale invited four teams to interview: Rotterdam based Crimson Architectural Historians, London based Justin McGuirk, Canadian curator Dan Handel, and a team of five Spanish architects hailing from New York known as the After Belonging Agency. Lluis Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio González Galán, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier's proposal was chosen unanimously by a jury which included Hege Maria Eriksson, Nina Berre, and Gro Bonesmo (among others).
ABA proposes a triennale that "will focus on the future challenges of migration." The curators will investigate "how cities and architecture can react to the fact that people in a large degree move and settle down in new places." According to the jury's citation, Oslo is the fastest growing city in Europe and "the curators remind us that, according to statistics, half of Oslo’s population in 2040 will consist of immigrants. This global circulation of people creates new situations where our relationship to objects, places and belonging are changing." As such, the main part of their exhibition will focus on the notion of the 'residence' in a shifting world, whilst the second part of their proposal will see architects from around the world being invited to take part in an 'in-residence' program in the city of Oslo.
Not only did the jury find ABA's proposal relevant for Oslo, they also see the "greater international scope" in the concept. They believe that the triennale "could act as a platform for developing new strategies on how to meet future migration issues, and serve as a foundation for new visions for urban development and housing policies both on a local and international level."
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