Letters to the Mayor: Oslo

September 26th – October 22nd, 2017

Design og arkitektur Norge & Oslo Architecture Triennale

 

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In collaboration with the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Oslo as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Oslo invites the following architects to write to Mayor Marianne Borgen:

 

Participants

Adnan Harambasic, Alessandra Kosberg, Alexandria Algard, Alv Skogstad Aamo, Andreas Gjertsen, Anna Røtnes, Anne Bjørndal, Anne Sigrid Nordby, Arild Eriksen, Astri Margaretha Dalseide, Astrid Rohde Wang, Beate Hølmebakk, Børre Skodvin, Caroline Støvring, Cathrine Vigander, Cecilie Wille, Einar Dahle, Einar Hagem, Elisabeth Søiland, Ellen Hellsten, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Espen Røysland, Frederica Miller, Fredrik Torp, Gaute Brochmann, Geir Haaversen, Gerhard Linder, Gro Lauvland, Gro Eileraas, Gro Bonesmo, Gudmund Stokke, Gudmund Stenseth, Helle Lind Storvik, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Ines Fritz, Inger-Marie Hølmebakk, Ingrid Doblaug Roede, Iwan Thomson, Joakim Skajaa, Johanne Borthne, John Sanden, Jonas Gunerius Larsen, Jonas Norsted, Julian Lynghjem, Julie Sjøwall Oftedal, Jørn Naruud, Kaia Kvande, Kaja Kittang Kvande, Kari Stamnes, Kari Nissen Brodtkorb, Karoline Birkeli, Kate Holm, Kenneth Dahlgren, Ketil Kiran, Kjersti Hembre, Kjersti Nerseth, Kjetil Thorsen, Knut Longva, Kristin Jarmund, Lars Haukeland, Marianne Bruvoll, Marianne Rye Beck, Marianne Sætre, Marie Hallandvik Hortemo, Marit Justine Haugen, Martin Braathen, Merete Hoff, Minna Riska, Mirza Mujezinowic, Netten Østberg, Nicolai Rise, Niels Marius Askim, Nina Berre, Paola Simone, Per Martin Landfald, Per Monsen, Per Rygh, Per Olav Fjeld, Peter Butenschøn, Reiulf Ramstad, Robert Lorange, Silje Klepsvik, Siri Moseng, Siv Helene Stangeland, Stian Schjelderup, Svein Lund, Sven Meinich, Tanja Lie, Trine, Lise Sonne, Tron Meyer, Wenche Andreassen, Øystein Rø, Alex Arnfinsen, Alf Howlid, Andreas Vaa Bermann, Anne Holter-Hovind, Are Risto Ørjasæter, Aslaug Tveit, Camilla Dalen Moneta, Cecilie Anderson, Charlotte Helleland, Einar Bjarki Malmquist, Elin Børrud, Ellen de Vibe, Erik Fenstad Langdalen, Eva Madshus, Fredrik Shetelig, Hanna Kosonen Gerian, Hans Jacob Roald, Hans Jacob Hansteen, Hege Maria Eriksson, Hogne Langset, Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Inger-lise Saglie, Ingvil Aarholt Hegna, Karl Otto Ellefsen, Kristin Notø, Mari Hvattum, Maria Molden, Mariken Landstad Helle, Marius Grønning, Marte Boro, Mette L’orange, Morten Ragnøy Ednes, Nils Marstein, Ole Gustavsen, Stein Stoknes, Sven Erik Svendsen, Tor Inge Hjemdal, Andre Tavares, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Bryony Roberts, Dan Stubbegaard, Dorte Mandrup, Juan Herreros, Julien De Smedt, Karolina Keyzer, Klaus Schuwerk, Lin Skaufel, Luis Callejas, Niels de Bruin, Winy Maas, Bjørnar Johnsen, Harald Martin Gjøvåg, Ivar M. Sandvik, Morten Evensen, Ole Martin Braathen, Wenche Engseth, Janne Wilberg

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curator

Tron Meyer & Oslo Architecture Triennale

 

Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table Design

Tron Meyer

 

Wallpaper Design

Tron Meyer

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.  

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.