Making and Unmaking the Environment

7–9 september 2017. University of Oslo.


Saturday
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Saturday

10:00-11:30 Plenary

“Computing Environmental Design”
Peder Anker – New York University & University of Oslo
Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 1

 

12:00-13:30 Parallel Session 5 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF)

Environment in Education
Venue: Seminar room 1

Mould, Milk, Chrome, Corn: Natural and Super-natural Materials
Venue: Seminar room 2

Italy: Toward an Ecological Sensitiveness (1950s-1970s)
Venue: Seminar room 3

Repair, Textiles, and Contemporary Design
Venue: Seminar room 4

Socialist Sustainability
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

13:30-14:30 Lunchbreak

 

14:30-16:00 Parallel Session 6 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF)

To Endure or Not to Endure
Venue: Seminar room 1

Drilling & Dwelling
Venue: Seminar room 2

Design, International Organisations and Environmental Discourse: Mapping Concerns, 1970s-1990s
Venue: Seminar room 3

The Aesthetics of Sustainability
Venue: Seminar room 4

Design in the Age of Environmentalism
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

16:30-17:00 Closing Plenary

Closing remarks
Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 1

 

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Friday
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Friday

09:00-10:30 Parallel Session 2 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF)

Planning Urban Landscapes
Venue: Seminar room 1

Historical Precedents for Designing Futures
Venue: Seminar room 2

Flower Power
Venue: Seminar room 3

Upgrading Waste
Venue: Seminar room 4

New Approaches to Design History (Anniversary Strand)
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

11:00-12:30 Parallel Session 3 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF)

Ways of Looking
Venue: Seminar room 1

The Human/Non-Human Nexus
Venue: Seminar room 2

Decolonizing Botanical Gardens: The Violent and Reparative Gestures
Venue: Seminar room 3

Upcycling
Venue: Seminar room 4

Spaces and Places of Design History (Anniversary Strand)
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

12:30-13:30 Lunchbreak

 

13:30-15:00 Parallel Session 4 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF)

Designing Energy and Politics
Venue: Seminar room 1

Making Things/Making Meanings
Venue: Seminar room 2

Designing Nature
Venue: Seminar room 3

DIY Dissent
Venue: Seminar room 4

Making and Unmaking National Identity: Design ‘In’, ‘Of’ and ‘From’ Ireland (Anniversary Strand)
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

15:30-17:00 Plenary

 “Making and Unmaking Citizens through Sensing Environments”
Jennifer Gabrys – Goldsmiths, University of London
Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 1

 

17:00-18:00 General Meeting

Design History Society Annual General Meeting
Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 1

 

19:30- Conference Dinner
Venue: Sanguine Brasserie, in the foyer of the Opera House

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Thursday
Sep
7
10:00am10:00am

Thursday

10:00-11:00: Visits

Visit 1: Collapse
Guided visit to the new permanent exhibition Collapse at the Museum of Cultural History. The exhibition explores humanity’s relationship to an unpredictable nature, from the stone age to today, from Polynesia to Oslo.

Visit 2: Losæter
Guided visit to the Losæter urban farming project. Losæter is a new cultural institution on a common along Oslo’s waterfront dedicated to a range of activities related to art and urban food production.

Visit 3: Håg
Studio visit to the design department at the office chair company Håg, renowned for its sustainable design practices and long-standing collaboration with ergonomic design pioneer Peter Opsvik.

 

 

12:00-14:00: Workshops

Workshop 1: The Green Museum
A diverse group of international participants will discuss how museums incorporate cultures of sustainability. Historical and contemporary perspectives on this theme will explore museum infrastructure, operations, collection policies, exhibiting the history of green design, and relevant fields of research. Other themes will include how museums engage in environmental discourse, and whether such a thing as a 'green museum’ actually exists.
Venue: Museum of Cultural History, Lecture room

Workshop 2: Green on Screen
This workshop comprises film screenings and discussion forming an enquiry into how the entanglement between design and environment can be articulated or even mediated through the films that purport to be portraying it, be they advertising campaigns, fiction or documentary films. The participants will examine series of short video excerpts, and be invited to contribute to a plenary conversation on how different cultural perceptions of nature, design, human intervention, and environment can be encoded and narrated through the moving image medium.
Venue: The National Museum – Architecture, the Christian Norberg-Schulz Hall

 

 

15:00-16:30: Opening plenary

“Design’s Operating Environment”
Simon Sadler – University of California, Davis
Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 1

 

17:00-18:30: Parallel Session 1 (For more info about the parallel sessions, see the parallel session overview PDF

In the Public Eye
Venue: Seminar room 1

Eco-fiction
Venue: Seminar room 2

Forest Green: Ecotopian Design for Travel, Sport and Food
Venue: Seminar room 3

Shakers & Movers
Venue: Seminar room 4

Norwegian Wood
Venue: Seminar room 5

 

 


18:30-20:30: Opening reception
DHS/OUP Opening reception (Venue: Sophus Bugges hus, foyer)

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