This year’s vision for the IFLA World Congress, “Common Ground,” addresses a vast theme including changes to the Earth due to climate change and population growth. The theme both affects our physical surroundings and how to develop and manage our common ground sustainably.
Landscape architects work across large and small scales to face a variety of global and local challenges. This year’s congress will take a closer look at urban transformation, green mobility, healthy and beautiful landscapes and public participation. As part of this congress, students are asked to challenge what “Common Ground” means in small transformation areas in the dense city. IFLA invites students in small groups to interpret the concepts of “common ground” to Hovinbyen, a former industrial area in central Oslo that is currently undergoing a large re-development
Read more about the competition on www.ifla2019.com
Here we are. Here we are together. Here we are together with everything. Here we are together with everything that is here now. Here we are together with all that is around us now. Here we are together with all we share now and in all the nows to come. Everything and everyone are here. Each and every one of us, and all other living beings and all the rest, are here and share the now.
“To share the now” is the basis for a performance workshop by visual artist Kurt Johannessen. As a visual artist, Kurt Johannessen also works with performance, texts and books. He has presented his performances in several countries all over the world and published nearly 100 books. Several of the latest books are part of a series called “Om noko” (“About Something”) and have been complemented by performance talks.
For more information on Kurt’s work, please see www.zeth.no.
We invite students from all over the world to participate in this Charette lead by Kurt Johannessen, from 14 to 19 September. The workshop will take place at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) and is part of the IFLA 2019 World Congress “COMMON GROUND”. Applications may be sent from 1 April and the deadline will be 8 April 2019. Please revisit our webpage for more information.
Nava Polman Gerson Foundation (NPG) is sponsoring awards for the Student Charrette.