Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First session of the Norwegian Europan 10 jury and Ellen van Loon in lecture

160 projects in three Norwegian cities is to be evaluated by a very interesting Norwegian Europan 10 jury, the 1.and 2. of October.
In the afternoon Friday the 2. the jury member Ellen van Loon, partner in OMA, will give a lecture at the 0047 gallery in Oslo, followed by a conversation with the president of Europan Norway, Knut Eirik Dahl.

Scandinavian conversations on the Malmö dynamics at SLU Alnarp

Last week we were revisiting the Øresund region with our mosaïc mindset and 19 architect- and landscape architect students from Bergen School of Architecture. After studying Malmö in the virtual world for two weeks, under the headlines of New Hierarchies and Imbedded Information, it was time for us and the students to enter this field of exploration, walk the streets, meet the people and hit the dynamics and the patterns that connects.... An in depth research into the imbedded information of Malmö.

On Thursday we had conversations with prof.Carola Wingren and her students from the landscape architect department at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp.

The journalist Peter Sylwan and the head of urban straties in Malmö, Johan Emanuelson, guided us through the possible future agricultural landscape and into the growing city.

Carola Wingren's master course is dealing with how Malmö can meet future challenges from sea level rise. SLU Alnarp is set in a large, old park with thousands of species plants and trees north of Malmö. We rounded up this fine day with a walk in this beautiful park.
The Malmö findings will be posted at city as biotope under the label Elasticity.

Friday, September 25, 2009

World Wide Views

I morgen, 26. september arrangeres verdens første globale borgerhøring. Da samles folk i 46 land på alle kontinenter for å uttale seg om klimautfordringer og aktuelle klimatiltak. World Wide Views

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

master studio and blog

mosaïc::reading - the city as biotope is a master studio at Bergen School of Architecture run during the autumn term 2009 by Gisle Løkken, Magdalena Haggärde, Kjerstin Uhre and Knut Eirik Dahl. Under the themes of new hierarchies, imbedded information, elasticity, dynamic of small cultures, points of departure, vulnerability and charging the landscape with new energy different aspects, ideas and possibilities of planning will be discussed and discovered - at the school in Bergen, on study trips to Malmö and Paris and on the blog city as biotope