Thursday, March 7, 2019

Layered Landscapes Lofoten - understanding of complexity, otherness and change - the book!

We are proud to present Layered Landscapes Lofoten - understanding of complexity, otherness and change! The book is based on the master studio Layered Landscapes Lofoten and discusses approaches towards landscapes under pressure and transformation, and the importance of unprejudiced and experimental investigations to reveal its natural and cultural complexity.
  Layered Landscapes Lofoten - understanding of complexity, otherness and change

  Layered Landscapes Lofoten - understanding of complexity, otherness and change aims to challenge internalized concepts about how landscapes are considered and investigated, to open for alternative research, and legitimize subjective, singular and experimental approaches as valid and appreciated as a foundation for an informed process. These approaches take into consideration both the landscape and the practices taking place in the landscape, that are consistently full of individual and collective stories and experiences — the complexity created in both time and space, which influences our societies not only as traces of historical events, but as present realities and even expectations and what is to become.

 Under the concepts of complexity, imbrication, vulnerability, fieldwork, flexibility and reorientation ideas are developed, all based in the contemporary and historic layers of the dramatic and contested landscapes of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway — where pressure from political decisions and structural changes, increasing tourism, a potential new oil industry and uncontrollable global forces’ impact on nature and societies and cause continuous transformation and alteration of landscapes and topography, surrounding the traditional and modern fishing communities.


 Contributing to the book are:
 Cecilie Andersson, Master of Architecture, PhD in Urban Planning and rector at Bergen School of Architecture
Tone Megrunn Berge, Master of Architecture and partner of Kaleidoscope Nordic
Anne Katrine Dolven, Artist based in Lofoten and London and former Professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts
 Anniken Førde, Dr.Polit in Community Planning and Cultural Understanding and Associate Professor of Community Planning at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway
Karoline Kalstveit, Master of Architecture
 John Pløger, Dr.Art and Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Agder
Marianne Lucie Skuncke, Master of Architecture
Hermod Torbjørnson, Local expert, Fredvang, Lofoten
Trond Waage, Ph.D in Social Anthropology with specialization in Visual Anthropology and Associate Professor of Visual Cultural Studies at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway

 and of course the students: Anders Dommerud Tellefsen, Andreas Tveit, Anna Liisa Saavaste, Arne Magnar S. Nordhammer, Arnulf Mårdalen Hasle, Christian Solbakken, Eva Bull, Ingeleiv Andrea Utne Midtun, Jøran Sofie Olsen Bjørshol, Lara Engelking, Lassi Tulonen, Livie Avo Johansen, Maria Eugenia Salazar Rocha, Matt Breton-Honeyman, Pernille Kleppan Mørch, Pia Eide, Soheil Hivad Nabi, Stefanie Klem, Sum Ping Wong, Stephanie Steriotis, Stine Elise Kristoffersen, Sveinung Grøneng Havn and Victoria Helene Storemyr.

  Layered Landscapes Lofoten - understanding of complexity, otherness and change is published by ACTAR publishers, and is available in selected bookstores worldwide, and in online bookstores like amazon, and in Norway at Tanum - and others!

 Welcome to the Layered Landscapes Lofoten book launch at BAS Thursday March 14 at 17.00!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Layered Landscapes Lofoten

Anders, Stine, Anna Liisa, Stefanie, Christian, Ingeleiv, Sam, Matt, Lara, Arne, Pia, Livie, Victoria, Arnulf, Eva, Sveinung, Andreas, Stephanie, Soheil, Maria Eugenia, Pernille, Lassi, Jøran, Tone, Gisle & Magdalena at Trevarefabrikken, Henningsvær, February 2017.











#1 complexity

Lofoten introduction & complexity



Eva // entangled connections

Pernille // Boys don’t cry to Fibonacci


#2 imbrication

Imbrication introduction


Andreas // traces


Ingeleiv // Diversity of nature

Victoria // ornithological map/diving seabirds

#3 vulnerability

Vulnerability & the three ecologies

Andreas // Carta Marina anno 2017

Pernille //  the amateur hacker

Livie //  extermination


#4 fieldwork

Field trip: people & places

#layeredlandscapeslofoten


Anna-Liisa // monuments

Lassi // place and colour

Stephanie //  Fragments


DAV

time / AK Dolven 

Matt // lines in the snow

Sam // encounters/reunions

Stine, Arnulf, Sveinung // Washed up over time


#5 flexibility

Contested landscapes


Victoria // Adaptive houses

Eva // tungeskjæring - tongue cutting

Livie // flexibility of ideas

#6 reorientation

nothing is forever / everything is

Stephanie // Conversation piece


Anders // [x,y,z]

Arne // Matching Variables

Sveinung // Collaborations

Livie & Victoria // Conglomerate


Andreas // Heterotopias


Anna Liisa // Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#6 reorientation review


Thanks to all the students presenting their #6 reorientation projects yesterday:
Anders, Stine, Anna Liisa, Christian, Ingeleiv, Sam, Matt, Lara, Arne, Pia, Livie, Victoria, Arnulf, Eva, Sveinung, Andreas, Stephanie, Soheil, Maria Eugenia & Pernille - and to Karoline Kalstveit for spending the day with us and for being an excellent guest critic!

See you all Friday for the final presentation.