Urbanization between Formal Institutions and Informal Dynamics

Re-designing the Gap –
Urbanization between Formal Institutions and Informal Dynamics
House of Literature in Oslo, Amalie Skram. April 25, 2015
We live in cities. What kind of environment and livable conditions can our cities offer in the future?
We want to explore in this seminar how urbanism and architecture
may contribute to a sustainable future for our cities by operating
intelligently in the space between grassroots initiatives and topdown approaches. We shall explore the potential of a more active
role for the architect as both a mediator and a key agent in shaping
the future.
How can the many individual design-oriented, bottom-up initiatives
add up to a movement of change? What policy changes would support
all these initiatives, and also maximize the capabilities of design to
secure basic needs and improve the urban environment.
9.30 House opens to the public
10.00 Introduction Prof Christel Fricke, Research Director CSMN and Marianne Skjulhaug, Head of institute urbanism and landscape, AHO
Finity of Resources and the Making of the City
10.15 Prof Harald Sverdrup, The University of Iceland (HÍ)
10.45 Arna Mathiesen, April Arkitekter AS
Perspectives on Capitalist Modes of Construction
11:45 Prof Rune Skarstein, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
12:15 Prof Ana Baltazar, MOM, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Architectural Agency
14:00 Dr Lisbet Harboel, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
14:30 Prof Tatjana Schneider, The University of Sheffield, HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Top Down Meeting the Bottom Up
15:30 Prof Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
16:15 Prof Fonna Forman, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
17:00 Panel Discussion: