Facsimile of front cover of "Fagavisa", the student magazine at The Oslo School of Architecture, issue 3/1978.

Lecture: Martin Braathen (OAT)

Funeral for the Shoemaker
The lecture “Funeral for the Shoemaker” introduces the radical turn in Norwegian architectural discourse on the verge of the 1970s. At the time, Christian Norberg-Schulz was an omnipotent figure in architectural culture, serving as editor of "Byggekunst" (The Norwegian Review of Architecture), and as professor at the Oslo School of Architecture. His defence of the traditional role of the architect was to be subject of several harsh attacks in Norwegian magazines. The lecture "Funeral for the Shoemaker" will home in on two of these: The Open Form movement, inspired by Oskar Hansen in Poland and gravitating around architect Svein Hatløy, and the rise of a Marxist-Leninist movement in Norwegian architecture schools. ​
Martin Braathen studied architecture at NTNU, Trondheim, and UdK, Berlin, and was curator at the Whitney ISP in New York. He recently completed a PhD at NTNU on the political turn in Norwegian architectural debates around 1970. He has been a critic and writer for several media, the editor of journal "Arkitektnytt", acting director of Oslo Architecture Triennale, and curator at Norsk Form/Doga and Projekt 0047 in Berlin. He is now curator of contemporary architecture at The National Museum, Oslo.​
Martin Braathen´s lecture is part of the public lectures "Degrowth Histories"​

Date: 28. September, 2019
Time: 9:30 am

Venue: AHO - A2 - Sverre Fehn Auditorium
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Contact: Degrowth Histories / Dealing with It / Academy / Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT)