typeCultural Production
clientEuropan Norway
date2010 (planning), 2011
teamØystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Elizabeth Paden, Hanna Peterson

The Forum of Cities and Juries brought together the 17 national structures for the international Europan competition, members of the 14 juries, and representatives of the 49 sites involved in Europan 11. The Forum of Cities and Juries was structured as a series of debates, working groups, architectural excursions and social gatherings discussing solutions and focus adjudication of the entries that were short-listed by national juries. Insight gleaned during the Forum was utilized by the national juries in the final selection of winning projects.

As a new initiative, we introduced for the first time public and academic programs to compliment the traditional Forum of Cities and Juries format. A series of lectures, debates, and student seminars preceded the Forum from November 1-3, enriching Europan discourse and encouraging new and widespread platforms for participation.