On Thursday 4 February, we were pleased to join the Urban Ecologies: City Sensing Beyond the Human project at ROM for Art and Architecture in Oslo to co-sponsor a lecture by Places columnist Shannon Mattern.
In her lecture, “How to Map Nothing: Geographies of Suspension,” Mattern explored the urban infrastructural ecologies of pandemic retreat. A recording is available to watch on the Urban Ecologies website.
Mattern is a collaborator in Urban Ecologies, a multimedia research project initiated by visual artist and historian Synne Tollerud Bull and visual artist Dragan Miletic of Bull.Miletic to explore urban knowledge in times of rapid technological development and environmental crisis. The group also includes Ingrid Halland and Christine Peterson, faculty members at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), a member of Places international network of academic partners; architects Jonas Gunerius Larsen and Kjersti Wikstrøm; artist Petrine Vinje; historian and curator Stephanie von Spreter; filmmaker James Ewen; jewelry designer Olaf Tønnesland Hodne; and robotics researcher Tønnes Frostad Nygaard.
Places joins Arts Council Norway; Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond; Corinor; KORO; Media Aesthetics Work Group, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo; The Audio and Visual Fund; The City of Oslo; The Fritt Ord Foundation; The Glass and Facade Association of Norway; The National Library of Norway; and Vindusfilm as co-sponsors for the event.