After Belonging: A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 

Team: Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio González Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, Marina Otero Verzier (Chief Curators)

This is our work (Graphic Designer)

Jessica Ngan (Research Associate)

Juan Ruiz Anton and Paola Simone García (Design and Production Associates)

Kamilla Csegzi (Design Assistant) 

Nick Oelrich (Assistant)

September 2014 - November 2016

Oslo, Norway

With a stranger sleeping on your couch; inside the boxes at the storage facility; surrounded by the information you share in the cloud; after clearing customs at the airport; where your passport allows you to reside. Being at home has different definitions nowadays, both within domestic settings and in the spaces defined by national boundaries. 


After Belonging addresses and imagines the objects, spaces, and territories of a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. These transfers bring greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit. After Belonging analyzes the ways in which architecture participates and intervenes in both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings?

The Core Program of the Triennale is composed by:

After Belonging: On Residence, an exhibition at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) 

- After Belonging: In Residence, a program of intervention strategies and exhibition at the National Museum—Architecture 

- After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit, a book published by Lars Muller 

- After Belonging: Conference, at the Oslo Opera House 

- After Belonging: The Embassy, a stateless embassy that represents, through cultural means, the ideals of “stateless democracy” developed by Kurdish communities of the autonomous region of Rojava in northern Syria. Conceived and designed by Studio Jonas Staal in collaboration with the Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava 

- After Belonging: The Academy, a forum organized by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design AHO, bringing schools and students from around the world into a global dialogue and knowledge-sharing experiment

1. “Boomerang Kids.” Photograph by Damon Casarez, 2014. 

 

2. Drawing of the sites and topics of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging, by David Jiménez Iniesta, M. Ángeles Penalver Izaguirre and Studio Animal (Javier Jiménez Iniesta), 2016.

3. "Chinese New Year festivities," by Matilde Cassani as part of her contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: In Residence, 2016. Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani.

4. "Tools for harvest", Drawing showing the tools and materials needed to harvest in the orchard, by Eriksen Skajaa Architects as part of their contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: In Residence, 2016. 

 

5. Sample Kit of the “Generic Voices” Workshop at Universidad Europea de Madrid by Bollería Industrial / Factory-Baked Goods as part of their contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: In Residence, 2016. Photograph by Bollería Industrial / Factory-Baked Goods.

6. “Fun Day at Sea,” from “Al Caribe” project by Supersudaca as part of their contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: On Residence, 2016. Photograph by Carlos Weeber.

7. Image of the installation "Interfaced Remittance Urbanisms: Mediating the Forces of Love, Work, and Translocal Microfinance" by Husos Architects at the exhibition After Belonging: In Residence, 2016. Photo by Istvan Virag

8. “Collection of pictures of Arctic encounters, 1979–2012” by Nabil Ahmed and Dámaso Randulfe as part of their contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: In Residence, 2016. 

 

9. Chain of events in the “left-to-die boat” case as reconstructed by Forensic Oceanography, by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani as part of their contribution to the After Belonging Publication, 2016. 

10. “Anatomical Board of a Speaker,” by Coralie Gourguechon (co-production ISDAT) as part of her contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: On Residence, 2016. 

“Anatomical Board of a Speaker”

“Anatomical Board of a Speaker”

by Coralie Gourguechon (co-production ISDAT) as part of her contribution to the exhibition After Belonging: On Residence, 2016.

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