Cass Architecture alumni are co-curators Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.
Date: 04 October 2019
The curatorial team behind The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019 which opened last week includes the Maria Smith and Matthew Dalziel the directors of the interdisciplinary firm Interrobang and both postgraduate alumni of The Cass.
The international festival features a series of exhibitions and performances calling on architects to reject ‘excessive economic growth’. OAT is curated by Maria Smith and Matthew Dalziel with Architecture Foundation deputy director Phineas Harper and Norwegian researcher, lecturer and artist Cecilie Sachs Olsen.
The six week festival is themed ‘Enough’ and encourages architects, clients and wider society to reflect on - and ideally abandon the perceived wisdom of the pursuit of GDP growth as a fundamental measure of human progress. OAT will feature more than 100 events, performances, exhibitions and other activities taking place at four ‘Insitutions of Degrowth’ called The Library, The Theatre, The Playground and The Academy.
There are several other links between the festival and The Cass. Edwina Attlee who teaches critical and contextual studies in architecture and interiors at the school has edited the triennale’s official publication (and alternative to a catalogue) a collection of short science-fiction stories called Gross Ideas. Cass Architecture Alumni Thomas Randall Page and Xenia Adjubei are exhibiting with David Kohn and The Global Free Unit led by former Cass Dean Robert Mull.
Speaking at the Press launch for OAT, Maria Smith said, ‘In this era of climate emergency, biodiversity collapse, and social inequality, every industry, art form, and endeavour must question its practice. The practice of architecture must respond…It being easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism, can we not realign our current economic system toward climate justice? Can we not make everyone happy by pursuing green growth?’
The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019 continues until the 24th November 2019.
Image: Rosa Nussbaum, illustration for Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019
|The Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) 2019||Until 24 November 2019|
|Follow The Cass||@TheCassArt|
Latest news from The CassView all
London Met grads announced as Young Talents in Architecture
Oliver Carter and Monika Marinova have been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Awards for their innovative design projects.
Paris Photography Prize Success
Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.
London Met alum shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award
Jack Houston, who graduated from the University’s Creative Writing and English Literature programme, is among an illustrious group of nominees for the prestigious fiction prize.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Peter Marigold and Graduates
12-20 September 2020
Leading designer invites graduates of BA Furniture and Product Design to exhibit with him during the capital’s biggest annual celebration of design.
Yinka Ilori recognised for impact on design scene
London Met Furniture and Product Design alumnus has been awarded the Emerging Design Medal by London Design Festival.
Artists for Flood Relief: student raises funds for Pakistan disaster
Through an online exhibition of artworks donated from around the world, Shanzay Subzwari is part of a group selling prints to provide support for the recently flooded city of Karachi.
Shapeshifting the creative
Dr Jane Turner discusses the process of creating Gog Magog, a new dance film, and how global events shifted its form and structure.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Think Make Play
The creative technology work by the School of Computing and Digital Media's Class of 2020 is presented in an online showcase.
Gog Magog: a new dance film
Inspired by ancient legends, this pioneering new film was developed through lockdown, and features a cast of dancers from around the world.
The visual history of London's street signs
A new photography book by London Met's Alistair Hall documents the most beautiful and curious nameplates of the capital.
Colorama: London Met grad designs one-of-a-kind skatepark
Furniture and Product Design alum Yinka Illori has used his signature style to transform the park.