Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg removed a slice of Norway’s Utoya island for one of his designs for memorial sites commemorating the lives lost during the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks.
“The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation. It slices from the top of the headland at the Sørbråten site, to below the water line and extends to each side. This void in the landscape makes it impossible to reach the end of the headland.”
Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni
In the attic of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, a unique collection had been lying forgotten, untouched for more than 50 years. Consisting of graphic design journals, cases of metal and wood type, books, correspondences between world-famous designers, type catalogues and printing machines dating back to the last century, the collection is now on view in Norway. If you cannot make it to Oslo, be sure to check out the interactive website, which includes images and videos that flip through select books.
Rjukan, a small town tucked into a valley in southern Norwegian is installing gigantic mirrors on the sides of three surrounding mountains with the purpose of beaming sunlight directly into the town’s square. It is dark there for 5 months of the year.