On 1st September 2014 Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) launches an international Open Call for Curator. After a successful triennale in 2013, OAT now wishes to open up new ideas and concepts as to how the triennale and the architecture and planning professions can partake in the future development of society.
The curator will have the artistic and academic responsibility for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, and will be given the opportunity to develop the concept, theme and content over a period of two years.
OAT takes place in Oslo every third year. This means we have time to develop a program incorporating material of high quality for the triennale event, and to document and collect experience and insights. This thorough way of working is a unique opportunity for making professional progress and investigating interesting areas, says Director of Oslo Architecture Triennale, Hege Maria Eriksson.
Best commissioners ever
The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013, curated by the internationally renowned Belgian collective Rotor, reached a widespread audience and gained international appraisal for its main exhibition and publication, Behind The Green Door.
OAT 2013 has provided our organisation with the means and circumstances to follow up on our intuitions, place them in the centre of a qualitative forum, and see them mature and influence public perception. What other international event would assign its curatorial team such a broad mandate? OAT truly is one of the best commissioners we’ve ever had, says Maarten Gielen from Rotor.
OAT 2013 discussed the expressions, claims, consequences and paradoxes of sustainability as a dominating paradigm within architecture and urban planning throughout the last decades. The main exhibition resulted in the aforementioned book Behind the Green Door – A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture Through 600 Objects. The book is now on sale worldwide and stands as a testament to the new perspectives on sustainability produced by OAT 2013.
OAT is well on its way to establishing itself as one of the most important architecture festivals in Europe. The triennale acts as a meeting place between the field of architecture and the general public, and is a platform for the discussion of issues in contemporary architecture and urbanism on local, regional and global levels, says Director Hege Maria Eriksson.