After Belonging examines the objects, spaces and territories of our transforming condition of belonging. The global circulation of people, information and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property and identity—a crisis of belonging.
Movement and exchange brings greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. However, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups who are kept in precarious states of transit. After Belonging is a thorough analysis of the evolution of global landscapes and societies and considers questions and issues surrounding our ever-changing sense of belonging.
The book examines both our attachment to places and collectivities as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share and exchange. It analyzes the architectures entangled in these deﬁnitions through a selection of projects, texts and case studies. The publication is the result of the work and research leading up to Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and is the official publication of the triennial.
Winner of the Society of Typographic Arts (STA) 100 Awards 2016
Winner of the FAD Thought and Criticism Award 2017
“After Belonging is a potent guidebook of the complexities of identity and community today.”
– The Avery Review
“A singular proposition as relevant for its timing as its subject matter.“
– The Journal of Architecture
“[...] this rich volume demonstrates the myriad of forces that propel people, ideas, and things to transgress the material and ideological boundaries that architecture reinforces.”
Edited by Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier
Design: This is Our work