We are thrilled to announce that Kaleidoscope partner Silje Klepsvik, together with architect Elisabet Søiland and sociologist Åsne Hagen, is one of the winners of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 Intervention Strategies with their project OPENtransformation - From "others" to "neighbours". From 127 entries, 5 teams have been chosen to develop their projects during the months prior to the Triennale opening in September. The selected interventions will be displayed at the After Belonging: In Residence exhibition in the National Museum of Architecture in Oslo, and debated in events during the Triennale.
The Jury states: "The jury was impressed by the ambition of this project and its potential to generate a frank and open discussion of hospitality for refugees. It addresses the Triennale’s core issues on the Torshov site and at a much larger scale. The team proposes to develop an online housing exchange modelled on home-sharing platforms, while at the same time provoking a debate about housing regulation and policy in Norway more generally."
The Jury report is available here. OPENtransformation has a facebook-page and you can follow them on Twitter too: @OPENtransform #AfterBelonging #OAT #OPENtransformation. We are following the process and looking forward to the development!