Reading Images Series: After Belonging and the Spaces of a Life in Transit

Participants Include:
Gro Bonesmo, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Leah Meisterlin, María Nicanor, Julian Rose, and Mark Wigley

“Reading Images: After Belonging” reflects on a group of images that frame new objects, spaces, and territories that define our transformed condition of belonging under global regimes of circulation.

The increasing movement of people, information, and goods in a global context has destabilized what we understand by residence, undermining spatial permanence, property, and identity. Circulation brings greater accessibility and more diverse goods to remote territories, transforming the way we own, exchange, and share them, but simultaneously grows inequalities for large groups, who are kept in precarious transit. These transformations concern both our attachment to places—where do we belong?—, as well as our relation to the objects we own, share, and exchange—how do we manage our belongings? Being at home has a different definition nowadays, both within domestic settings and in the spaces defined by national boundaries.

We invite the participants to critically consider the different scales involved in these transformations (from the drawers in which we keep our belongings to the territories in which we exchange them) and their different media (from the materiality of legal borders to the media spaces constructed by new home-sharing platforms and applications).

Curators of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016:
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco
Ignacio G. Galán
Carlos Mínguez Carrasco
Alejandra Navarrete Llopis
Marina Otero Verzier

“Reading Images: After Belonging” is organized on the occasion of the launch of After Belonging: Intervention Strategies competition, which will be launched in September 2015 and is part of the program of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale.


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Cite: "Reading Images Series: After Belonging and the Spaces of a Life in Transit" 27 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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