Following an international open call for 'Intervention Strategies' which connect and correspond to the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale’s theme—After Belonging—five proposals have been selected to be developed as part of its core program, to be displayed and discussed throughout the course of the event. The jury have been "pleased and impressed by the wide range of proposals, their creativity, seriousness and sometimes also the humor with which [the submissions] approach issues of real gravity, and by the care and hard work that was evident in almost all of them." The jury—which included Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency), Yashar Hanstad (TYIN tegnestue), Thomas Keenan (Bard College), Nina Berre (OAT), and the After Belonging Agency—selected the five strongest proposals out of a total of 127 submissions. The winners include two projects at the Torshov refugee transit center in Oslo, one in Oslo’s Gardermoen airport, one along the Russian-Norwegian border in Kirkenes, and one involving the airbnb network in Copenhagen. The jury have also chosen to recognize a number of projects with honorable mentions, indicating a very high level of thought and rigor as well as sensitivity in responding to the call. The successful applicants will spend 2016 and a prize of NOK 150,000 (approximately €16,000 or $17,000) to develop their proposals in close collaboration with the After Belonging Agency and local partner institutions on each site.
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