Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New 2012!

Dear readers of this blog,

the students are now preparing their final postings; adjustments, finalizations and completions - to appear on the blog by 19 January.

In the meantime we give you the lecture There are no maps for these territories held by Gisle at BAS 20 December.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Trajectories of Murmansk

Reorientation - putting on different kinds of hats

Through my research I have found out that this landscape around Nikel is really special, tragic, emotional and contradictory. It has many different layers of interaction and the overlapping of these different landscapes really changes depending on how we define what spaces are interconnected and form landscapes that are overlapping each other. Through this time of research and doing exercises of mapping the landscape it's possible to see how all things in this landscape are equally important to take into consideration. It’s important to know what’s going on in the landscape, where things come from and how things interact. These spaces are all equally important to understand the landscape, and it’s important to look at situasions going on in the spaces with openness and different kind of hats on our head to see it from different angles and points of view.

In this mapping exercise I’m using pervious investigations that I’ve done on the landscape and the spaces in them to find new ways of seeing and finding out how this landscape in Nikel is overlapping. After the methodological and descriptive investigation on the spaces I had defined, I was able to see clearly how spaces from different landscapes were interconnected in a really logical way. I started to put the spaces together and defining new landscapes and then look at how they are overlapping each other in different ways.

Reorientations: Dasein

The Invisible Monument

Reorienting Biedjovággi

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Place to Rest your Thoughts

Home (less) _ stories about 'home'

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Final review

Dear students,
we are looking forward to seeing your reorientations projects posted here on the blog tomorrow morning.

The final review will take place Monday 19 December at 09.00 in store auditorium.
Tuesday 20 December all the master studios will present their work in a common session in store auditorium.

See you soon!

From December 18, 2011

From December 18, 2011

Diagram that shows the connections between the buildings and the urban space districts. left page...Buildings/Horisontal and Districts/Vertical
From December 17, 2011

Diagram that shows the connections between the buildings and the urban space districts. right page...Buildings/Horisontal and Districts/Vertical
From December 17, 2011

The rhizomatic infrastructure in the flow of information.
From reorientations

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ánde's parcours

Dear students,
allow yourselves a break in the charretting and read this portrait of your DAV teacher Ánde Somby (published in Klassekampen Saturday).


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

The seeds that have been planted

Entering the circular space

Entering the circular space

Raising the modern lavo,

the circular space,

gathering branches,

making the floor,

building a fireplace,

adapting to circular thinking.

Entering the circular space,

feeding the fire.

Connecting with the sky,

the ground.






into the fire,

the stories of the fire,

the circular space.

guðrún jóna arinbjarnardóttir

Friday, December 2, 2011

Introducing some jokers

I got inspired by how Ande introduced a flexible thinking by constantly flipping a problem, as if it carries a multitude of dimensions.
I have been thinking of a tool to help us remember this chance of space, in this case created by spatial elements and varied Sami thinking. I have sketched it as a spinning lottery, slightly inspired by the urban slot machine of K. Easterling and the Norwegian gambling game 'lotto'. Spinning it could generate lines of new juxtapositions. A game of thoughts.

“A joker is a little fool who is different from everyone else. He’s not a club, diamond, heart, or spade. He’s not an eight or a nine, a king or a jack. He is an outsider. He is placed in the same pack as the other cards, but he doesn’t belong there. Therefore, he can be removed without anybody missing him.”
Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

By virtue of being an outsider you are to show yourself different from what is already there. It could make one concious of the already existing. The elements from 'outside' could be seen as jokers. The jokers are never fixed in the context.