At various sites in Bjørvika, Oslo

The development of waterfronts is a current trend in post-industrial cities where industrial harbour areas are being transformed into new urban spaces that emphasize mercantile, residential and recreational requirements. COMMON LANDS - Allmannaretten is a one-year ongoing investigation into the context of the waterfront development of Bjørvika, the former harbor area of Oslo. The project started in 2009 and contains a series of commissioned art projects, seminars and workshops, accompanied by an online-reader.

In the planning and structuring of Bjørvika, the concept commons has been given great emphasis. COMMON LANDS – Allmannaretten is an exhibition project that uses the process of redevelopment to highlight a number of issues associated with urban development, democracy, access to and the distribution of land.

The artist duos Bik Van der Pol, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen were commissioned to develop art projects that take the transformation of the area as a starting point. During April 2010, the three projects were presented at various sites across this new area of Oslo. Read more

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