Art and Common Space
13.09 Intro, and presentation of Per Kristian Nygård -The importance of the studio
20.09, Participation, lecture /discussion Alex Furunes
27.09, Degrowth Architecture Triennale opening? Alternative Kunstarten
04.10 Performativity / Text by Mieke Bal
11.10 Project work Lokstallen, everyday monumentalism
15,11 Guest (not yet confirmed)
22.11 Exhibition/intervention in the city / nature?
Art and Common Space Friday, 20 September at 1 pm
Lecture and discussion about participative processes
Alexander E Furunes,
Artistic Research Fellow at NTNU
Dugnad has underpinned the culture of care and responsibility Norwegians have had as neighbours, national and global citizens for 800 years, which continues on the periphery in co-housing, civic and municipal collaborations and more. However, as the country becomes more individualistic, citizens are losing Dugnad’s value. Dugnad is also reflected across cultures globally in various placemaking strategies, including architecture dedicated to a more equitable society.
Dugnad Days, a participatory design project selected for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, creates a story of commitment, shared learning and collective responsibility. Dugnad Days explores collective, bespoke processes of building resilience and the social sustainability of communities through participatory placemaking. By recalibrating the Dugnad tradition of collective work and mutual support with the local community of Sletteløkka, Oslo, with support from Bydel Bjerke, a process of co-production and co-creation with citizens is given agency to foster human and environmental wellbeing.
The project is led by architect Alexander Eriksson Furunes (former NTNU and AA student), place strategist and founder of www.urbanista.org Lucy Bullivant (AA Member), architect/photographer Mattias Josefsson and architects Maria Årthun and Sudarshan Khadka, with artist and graphic designer Gabriela Forjaz and Maria Cau Levy, architect and graphic designer Goma Oficina, sound artist Caroline Jinde and performance artist Tuoman Laitinen,
The Architecture of Degrowth, the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 is a call to arms to build alternatives to the unsustainable and unfair paradigm of growth, because human and ecological flourishing matter the most. Dugnad Days is exhibited in the Triennale’s exhibition, The Library, at the National Museum, Oslo, 26 Sept-24 Nov 2019.
Alexander Eriksson Furunes studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, before receiving his masters in architecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. With his studio Eriksson Furunes he has initiated and completed a series of projects with communities in UK, India, Philippines, Brazil, Vietnam and China. Together with Sudarshan Khadka and Barangay Engkanto, he formed Framework Collaborative whose curatorial proposal, ‘Structures of Mutual Support’, will be the Philippine Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is currently doing an Artistic Research (entitled Learning from Bayanihan & Dugnad) on participative planning, design and build processes at the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NTNU 2016-20). His work is a critical reflection on previous projects as well as an exploration of collaborative placemaking through new projects in both Asia and Europe. His first project in Norway (titled: Dugnad Days) will be featured at Oslo Architecture Triennale, opening 26th september 2019.