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.
The communication and identity design for After Belonging at Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 by This Is Our Work is one of the winners of this years STA 100! Every year, the STA 100 - The Society of Typographic Arts - awards the best international examples of communication design that utilizes innovative typography.
After Belonging is the winner of the FAD Award of Theory and Criticism 2017! "For its internationality and treatment of a classic topic updated to the 21st century, the curatorial proposal of the Oslo Architecture Triennale presents itself as a succesfully-solved risky and innovative action, opening new research paths," says the jury of FAD.
"After Belonging is a potent guidebook of the complexities of identity and community today" – Read Ann Lui's full review for The Avery Review
"A singular proposition as relevant for its timing as its subject matter" – Download Jack Self's full review for The Journal of Architecture
Named one of the books you need to read if you want to fight inequality with design by architect Mabel O. Wilson for Co.Design
Edited by Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier
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