And where did you say you were from...? Place and Identity: Norwegian Contemporary Architecture Now
29 July 2010
Speaker: Ingerid Helsing Almaas, an architect and the editor of Arkitektur N, the Norwegian Review of Architecture.
Introduction: Anna Rubbo
About the talk
An understanding of local conditions is central to creating architectureanywhere in the world. But this focus has a flipside: If we connect thequalities of a certain place with our perception of identity, personal ornational, we also inevitably start to create boundaries: Identity becomes fixed, and exclusive. So what, then, is Norwegian architecture? Ingerid Helsing Almaas examines the current work of Norwegian architects, looking for the connections between architecture and a wider culture, and for an inclusive sense of place.
About the speaker
Ingerid Helsing Almaas trained in Britain, at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) and at the Architectural Association, where she went on to teach in the diploma school for several years with Diploma Unit 3 master Pascal Schöning. She has practiced in Oslo and in London, and worked for institutions such as the Architecture Foundation as well as writing freelance for a variety of international architecture publications. Helsing Almaas has lectured widely on the state of Norwegian contemporary architecture, and continues to teach in the field of architecture, thinking and writing.
Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm
Contact: Sue Lalor
Phone: 9114 0941