Karolin Tampere and Åse Løvgren are the curators of the temporary exhibition project entitled COMMON LANDS, which will take place in Bjørvika, Oslo during 2009 - 10. Bjørvika is the former harbour area of the City of Oslo, currently under major development and construction. The ongoing development will reconstruct the former industrial harbour into a site for commercial enterprises, living, working and recreation. Bjørvika will become a new part of the city centre with a strong cultural prescence with the newly built Opera and the relocated Munch-Stenersen Museum to be built in the area.


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Fjord City Summer Camp

Under the heading Fjord City Summer Camp the Institute for Colour will present a week of activities from August 24-30th, as part of Common Lands in Bjørvika. The project aims at producing concrete expressions of different aspects of Common Lands, and the results are presented to the public on Bjørvika’s Open Day, August 30 2009.



Mandag: Utforskning av Oslos fjordnære bebyggelse.
Monday: Exploring Oslo’s fjordside development.
Foto: Pablo Castro / Institutt for Farge


Tirsdag: Makrellfiske i Oslofjorden, hele byens matfat.
Tuesday: Fishing mackerel in the Oslo Fjord, the town’s food basket.
Foto: Stian Eide Kluge / Institutt for Farge


Onsdag: Historiestund med varme pledd og kalde grøss.
Wednesday: Warm blankets and spine-chilling stories.
Foto: Endre Gløtvold Rønneberg / Institutt for Farge



Torsdag: Avslapning og velvære i strandkanten.
Thursday: Relaxation and wellness by the beach.
Foto: Endre Gløtvold Rønneberg / Institutt for Farge



Fredag: Spill og frileik på folkets nye tumleplass.
Friday: Games and free play on the new common.
Foto: Endre Gløtvold Rønneberg / Institutt for Farge



Lørdag: Sett kursen mot Oslo sentrum.
Saturday: Set sails for the city centre.
Foto: Endre Gløtvold Rønneberg / Institutt for Farge



Søndag: Besøk på Oslos eldste kafé, Grei, i Skippergata 3.
Sunday: Visit to the oldest café in Oslo, Grei, in Skippergata 3.
Foto: Stian Eide Kluge / Institutt for Farge

Activities in Bjørvika: August 24th–30th (click picture)