Nov 17, 2023–Mar 31, 2024

Hand and Machine Architectural drawings

Bankplassen 3, 00130 Oslo Map
Tue, Wed, Fri 11 am–5 pm, Thu 11 am–7 pm, Sat–Sun 12 am–5 pm

Explosive technological development and various global crises have left their mark on society in recent decades. What impact do such upheavals have on architects and the way they work?

The exhibition explores this question through a selection of drawings and installations. The earliest works on display date from the time of the global financial crisis of 2008. In the aftermath of that upheaval, a younger generation of architects started to work more locally, collectively and non-commercially. The most recent drawings in the exhibition are by architects who were becoming established during the corona pandemic.

Technological innovations, new software and computers influence how architects approach their discipline. Today, most architectural drawings are done on the computer rather than by hand. What the drawings in the exhibition share is a critical attitude towards the aesthetics of the computer.

The exhibition includes drawings by around forty Norwegian and international architectural firms. In addition, there are three installations by the architectural offices Søstra100, LCLA and Secretary. These investigate the roles of drawing in architecture – and of architecture in society.