“After Belonging” Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

Two main exhibitions are presented: “On Residence”, which speculates on architectural intervention strategies at a selection of sites; “In Residence”, that dissects the architectures entangled in the contemporary reconfiguration of belonging, documenting the ways in which these architectures redefine residence.


"After Belonging: On Residence" Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 © Istvan Virag

“After Belonging: On Residence” Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 © Istvan Virag


After Belonging addresses and imagines the objects, spaces, and territories of a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. These transfers bring greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit.

After Belonging analyzes the ways in which architecture participates and intervenes in both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings? (more…)