Friday, April 28, 2017

#6 reorientation - tutoring Tuesday May 2

Dear students, here is the schedule for tutoring Tuesday
We start at 09.00 in the studio, and we will follow the list below. 
Looking forward to seeing you! 


Maria Eugenia




Anna Liisa


Friday, April 21, 2017

#3 vulnerability: anxieties relating the arcto-norwegian cod stock

/DAV: time as material

Playing around with wood and stones found at the beach, I tried different approaches to the task given — where 'time' was the essential keyword. I ended up with an attempt/sculpture/visual structure that tries to show 'time as material' through 'wabi-sabi' thinking — a kind of Japanese aesthetics in Zen philosophy where principles such as asymmetry, simplicity, weathered-ness, nature, and tranquility are expressed/accentuated.

As a side-note it is evident that Atelier Dolven is built with somewhat relating philosophy in mind, where different parts of the old barn are kept and re-used in a new way.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dies slowly...

Dies slowly...
He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "it’s" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn't know, he or she who don't reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid

lecture + review

Wednesday april 26
store auditorium

10.30 -           supplementary review

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#6 reorientation - tutoring Monday 24th April

Dear students, tutoring is scheduled for Monday. We start at 0900 am in the studio, and we'll follow the list below. Looking forward to seeing you! 

- Tone

Anna Liisa

Maria Eugenia

Monday, April 10, 2017

inspirational reorientation

Thanks to Marianne and Tone for two inspiring and interesting takes on reorientation.

Some of the texts, people and references mentioned:
Gilles Clément's The Third Landscape 
Of Other Spaces - Heterotopias by Michel Foucault (available in the studio library)
The two landscapes of Northern Norway by Jakob Meløe (available in the studio library)

Trude Borch has generously shared some articles and papers on her research on fishing tourism:
Contested coastal commercialisation (Mast vol 8, 2009)
Marine Fishing Tourism in Norway: Structure and Economic Effects (Økonomisk fiskeriforskning, 2011)
Fishing tourists release small cod (Nofima, 2013)
Food souvenirs: buying behaviour of tourists in Norway (British food journal, 2016)
Making Norway more capable of receiving tourists (Nofima, 2014)
Prioritize places with highest tourism potential (Nofima, 2013)
Tourists reporting fish catches (Nofima, 2014)
(full list of links available in the studio library)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

to be completed

Dear all,

those of you concerned have now received an e-mail with the completions / updates / adjustments to do. The supplementary work has to be uploaded on the blog no later than april 25, and presented april 26. This review session will be the last possibility to catch up with missing/lacking projects before the final review for the semester. 

Time plan for the rest of the semester:

monday april 24 or tuesday april 25
tutoring / Tone (exact date and time to be confirmed)

wednesday april 26
store auditorium
09.30 lecture (to be confirmed)
11.00 supplementary review / Tone & Gisle

tuesday may 2
09.00 – 16.00 tutoring / Magdalena

week 19 (may 8-12)
tutoring / Tone (exact date and time to be confirmed)

monday may 22
store auditorium
final review - #6 reorientation / all teachers + guest critic

friday may 26
final master studio presentation


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Program for midterm review

Large auditorium at BAS
6th April, 1000-1200

Introduction by co-teacher Tone M. Berge

#1 complexity 
Anna-Liisa // Caring about place
Pernille // Boys don’t cry to Fibonacci

#2 imbrication 
Andreas // traces
Ingeleiv // Diversity of nature
Victoria // ornithological map/diving seabirds

#3 vulnerability
Andreas // Carta Marina anno 2017
Pernille //  the amateur hacker

#4 fieldwork
Anna-Liisa // monuments
Lassi // place and colour
Stephanie //  Fragments

Matt // lines in the snow
Sam // encounters/reunions
Stine, Arnulf, Sveinung // Washed up over time

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Assignment #6: reorientation

Find your new entry to the landscapes of Lofoten:

/ consolidate all your knowledge about Lofoten / reorient where you are in relationship to your environment, or changing direction / define a new point of departure as an architect and as a ‘walker’ in the landscape / bring less re-assuring, more febrile ideas of living together / make new projects or ideas for an open and undetermined future

Flexibility so far

#5 future challenges

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#6 reorientation

Keywords: points of departure / consolidation / transcendence
Literature: I would prefer not to, Iñaki Ábalos
Lectures: Marianne Lucie Skuncke, Nothing is for ever / everything is
   Tone Megrunn Berge, A sunny day at Fredriksberg

Reorientation is the act of figuring out again where you are in relationship to your environment, or changing direction. If you're lost in the woods, a compass and map are good for reorientation.
Reorientation is often related to location: figuring out where you are and pointing yourself in the right direction. (…) But reorientation is also about rethinking, and maybe changing, the way you approach something, like an idea or a project ( Dictionary)

Reorientation is a new start or an opportunity to make things different – make it better based on new or deeper understanding and knowledge, or because new situations or changes require other solutions. It is also a moment of consolidation and a recognition that everything is in continuous transition to something else. The moment of presence is so ephemeral that in reality planning always deals with temporality, transformation and continuation, more than conclusion and culmination. This means that everything we do is time fragments with limited durability.

This is an attitude towards architecture that is liberating, and stimulates to see architecture as means to accomplish what is desirable. This requires not only knowledge and professional ability, but more important; a standard that does not compromise to achieve goals beyond architecture. Under the assignment of vulnerability, Herman Melville’s scrivener Bartleby was introduced as a personality opposing the expected. I would prefer not to was Bartleby’s unlikely answer when asked to perform a certain job for his employer at the office where he worked, on Wall street. Bartleby challenged the authority of his employer and balanced his right to choose his tasks and make his own judgments about the relevance and importance of the given tasks – to great indignation from his employer, but; [a]s days passed on, I [the employer] became considerably reconciled to Bartleby. His steadiness, his freedom from all dissipation, his incessant industry (..), his great stillness, his unalterableness of demeanor under all circumstances, made him a valuable acquisition. One prime thing was this,—he was always there;—first in the morning, continually through the day, and the last at night. I had a singular confidence in his honesty (Melville 1858).

Bartleby’s stubbornness is a reminder that we need to develop a critical consciousness about why we do architecture, for whom we work, on what basis we work, and certainly for the impact of our work. In this studio, Layered Landscapes Lofoten, we have studied the landscape from many angles and through a wide spectre of concepts. We have walked the landscape and encountered different practices enfolding in the landscape. We have dug into the historical shifts and natural conditions for the habitation of Lofoten, and we have confronted new challenges and forces that are at stake, both from within and from outside.

It is now time to analyze the experiences we have had and the awareness achieved, and to use our deepest knowledge with the humbleness, respect and critical distance we have learnt. We must approach with the openness that is described by Richard Sennett as a bottom up view giving places that belong to the people. He is stating the contrast between the closed (city) as; over-determined, balanced, integrated, linear - and the open (city) as; incomplete, errant, conflictual, non-linear, and he is clear on what we need to do; to challenge unthinking assumptions now made about urban life, assumptions which favor closure. (Sennett 2013: 14). It is a point of departure that requires less re-assuring, more febrile ideas of living together, those stimulations of differences, both visual and social, which produce openness (IBID).

Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener, 1853.
Richard Sennett, The Open City, talk at the Univerità degli Studio Milano-Biocca, 2013

Tudela Culip restoration project in Cap de Creus