The 2016 Oslo Triennale – After Belonging: A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit – has launched a call for intervention strategies and associated projects. To be held from September 8- November 27, 2016, the Triennale will look at contemporary population mobility—including an interest in migration, new forms of tourism and refugeesim— with the intention of designing “the objects, spaces and territories for a transforming condition of belonging.” Specifically, it seeks to answer the questions: “How can different agents involved in the built environment address the ways we stay in transit?” And, “how can architects intervene in the reconfiguration of the contemporary residence?"
The Triennale 2016 will be divided into two parts: On Residence and In Residence. On Residence will “collectively analyze the spatial conditions that shape our ways of staying in transit and the definition of our contemporary spaces of residence," looking at how architecture is related to current issues like refugees, homelessness and migration. In Residence, on the other hand, invites international architects and professionals to “engage in local collaborations in Oslo, the Nordic region, and around the globe, to intervene in the transformation of residence.”
As part of the In Residence portion, the Oslo Triennale has launched an international call for intervention strategies at five different sites in the Nordic region. The five sites include: “an apartment in Copenhagen rented through digital sharing platforms; a worker’s residence in Kirkenes, in the Arctic Region, on the Norwegian border with Russia; a transnational neighborhood that forms part of the Million Housing Programme on the outskirts of Stockholm; an asylum seekers’ reception center in Oslo; and the border spaces, technologies, and transit areas of the Oslo Airport in Gardermoen.” One strategy will be selected for each location and developed during the year as well as put on display at the National Museum- Architecture during the Triennale.
An international call for “independently financed and organized projects that respond to the curatorial framework” has also been launched. The projects can range from exhibitions to events and alternative media, but all should expand on the issues being discussed at the Triennale. Specifically, the projects should be connected to either one of the 10 sites that are part of In Residence or focus on one of the five key topics of the On Residence program: Technologies of a Life in Transit, Furnishing After Belonging, Markets and Territories of the Global Home, Borders Elsewhere, and Sheltering Temporariness.
More information on the two calls as well as the Triennale can be found here.