Posted on 11/01/2018
Post-Doctoral Fellow in the GeoHumanities, Cecilie Sachs Olsen, has been appointed as one of the chief curators of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 – one of the biggest architecture festivals in the Nordic countries. The theme of the triennale will be to investigate a potential architecture of degrowth. Degrowth may be broadly described as an umbrella term that critiques the centrality of economic growth in contemporary societies and embraces various alternatives for ecological sustainability, social justice and human flourishing. With this concept, the Triennale aims to be a platform to examine degrowth in relation to our built environment and challenge architects, architecture commissioners, urban planners and decisions makers to develop new strategies for understanding, building, planning and developing cities.
“This is a unique opportunity for me to further develop my research into how art and performance can be used as a participatory platform to develop, test and initiate alternative forms of urban development. By bringing together architects, planners, policy makers and artists, I want to use the triennale as a collaborative platform for envisioning and creating new and alternative urban futures,” says Cecilie.
The triennale, named Common Futures, will take place in Oslo, September – November 2019. For more information, visit the triennale website: http://oslotriennale.no/en/
Cecilie is a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and the RHUL Centre for the GeoHumanities.