Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism


clientSeoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
statusOpens September 2017
teamØystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Gauthier Durey, Fredrikke Frølich, Margrete Bjone Engelien, Tuva Øvsthus Maire
collaboratorsSoyoung Lee

Transborder Studio has been invited by the curators Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera-Polo to exhibit at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Under the title of “Imminent Commons,” the Seoul Biennale 2017 will explore the themes of 10 commons— air, water, energy and earth, and connecting, making, moving, recycling, sensing and sharing. About the project:

Oslo is Norway’s capital city placed between two large and diverse organic landscapes (the fjord and the forest). These biotopes represent an important and underused resource for the city. The agenda for our project is to unveil the hidden potentials found in the fauna and flora of Oslo, and to connect them to a growing network of urban food production. Combining botanical art and mapping, the installation records the edible creatures of Oslo as well as local producers, showing an alternative portrait of the city.

The project is a collaboration between Transborder Studio and Korean botanist Soyoung Lee.