The events of July 22nd, 2011 in Norway overshadow any former positive associations with regjeringskvartalet. Implementing higher security demands will remove any collective and public qualities of the original design. If the efforts of preserving the existing or rebuilding do not preserve the original values, then there is no point of having a densified governmental quarter in the center of Oslo. How can we keep a public, democratic and social governmental space in the city center? Taking up the 'grassroot approach' of the exhibition this installation enriches the ongoing dialogue about what regjeringskvartalet could be. Instead of presenting a specific design proposals on an urban or architectural scale 'a note from me' let the visitors themselves develop the content throughout the duration of the exhibition. This process not only creates a collective interaction between the visitors but also between all other exhibits. It bundles ideas triggered in the atmosphere of the exhibition and materializes them spontaneously. This interaction resulted in a visual catalogue of essential collective and private qualities any architectural intervention in regjeringskvartalet should offer as shared values.
Location Oslo, Norway