The opening seminar of the 8th Oslo Architecture sets the scene for the opening of the festival with an international perspective on the Triennale’s theme Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities.
The seminar features presentations from internationally acclaimed urban practitioners and thinkers that have been invited to propose their perspective on how to bring about more sustainable, diverse and thriving neighbourhoods. The seminar explores connections between urban form – the physical planning and design of neighbourhoods – and the urban life at a neighbourhood scale: the content of the built environment.
Presentations and discussions with

* Prof. Carlos Moreno, Paris’ Special Envoy for Smart Cities,
* Martha Thorne, Dean of IE University of Madrid,
* Prof. Saskia Sassen, University of Columbia,
* Architect and artist Peter Cook
* Dominic Leong, Architect, founding partner, Leong Leong arc
* Irene Lønne, Dean of AHO
The seminar discusses questions like: How can we rethink processes and methods to make urban areas more diverse and socially and environmentally sustainable? How do we rethink urban leadership that takes community and neighbourhoods seriously? What are the drivers of systems change?

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