During the spring term 2017, Kaleidoscope partner Tone Berge will join architects and educators Magdalena Haggärde and Gisle Løkken from the Tromsø-based office 70°N Arkitektur to lead the master course Layered Landscapes Lofoten in Bergen School of Architecture. You can follow the course through their blog.
The master studio works with Lofoten, one of the most unique and spectacular parts of the Norwegian coast. Lofoten has a long and dramatic history connected to the sea and the fisheries, but the small societies are vulnerable to local changes in the fisheries as well as global impact and structural changes. The landscape is today highly contested due to political desires to start exploiting the oil and gas resources in the region – and not least due to an increasing influx of tourists.
The studio is about research, mapping and planning – providing tools for a possible methodical approach as an alternative to today’s institutionalised planning regime or hegemonic thinking. The intention is to stimulate complex understanding, critical approaches and, intentionally, a new production of subjectivity. The studio encourages to open mind sets that are not obvious, predefined or limiting – but always: critical, open minded and curious. This process will be stimulated through texts, literature and lecturers and, not least, encounters with various people and knowledge, practices and experiences from the landscape.
With Gisle, Magdalena and Tone on board, the students can expect an intellectually nourishing spring term with food for thought and design. We will be following the development of the studio from their blog.