Seminar: Roundtable Discussion: On (Not) Belonging

9. september 2016

The National Museum – Architecture

Three reporter teams engaged in the “In Residence” exhibition will discuss and reflect on the topic of belonging with reference to their work and research at: Oslo Airport Gardermoen/Norway – James Bridle, Risaralda/Colombia – Husos, and Prato/Italia – Matilde Cassani.

Commissioned from a group of international architects, artists, journalists, and other professionals, the reports describe the various locations in a range of ways that provide richly nuanced perspectives.

James Bridle is an artist, writer and publisher based in London, UK. His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, Domus, Cabinet, The Atlantic, New Statesman, The Guardian, The Observer and many others, in print and online. As an artist, he has received many commissions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet.

Matilde Cassani (1980) studied architecture at Politecnico Di Milano and at Univesitade Tecnica de Lisboa, then Architecture and Urban Culture (“Metropolis”) at the CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) and UPC (Universidade Politecnica de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain (postgraduate degree). She holds a PhD in Spatial Planning and Urban Development.

Husos is a platform for the development of spatial interventions and research projects in architecture and urbanism. Husos’ working themes include the study of everyday life, the development of micro-community actions and their expansive power, the impact of social imaginaries and affections on the urban environment, and alternative models to question anthropocentrism. Based in Madrid, Husos operates regularly between Spain and Colombia. Their work has been profiled at the Biennale di Venezia, the Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam and elsewhere.

ALSO: Don’t miss the open-terrace BAR and DJ at the National Museum – Architecture (open 19.30–21.00), followed by the “In Residence” party (starts 21.00) at Gamle Museum, just a stone’s throw away.