Exhibition “Community • Co-design • Architecture”

Exhibition “Community • Co-design • Architecture”

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Opening: Sat 08 Jul 2017, 6 pm
Exhibition: 06 09 Jul – 05 Aug 2017, 9 am – 6 pm Mon – Sat
nanoco gallery
4th floor, 83 Lang Str., Dong Da Dis., Ha Noi

From the organizer:

nanoco gallery and “Action for Lùng Tám” project proudly present thirty days exhibition entitled “Community • Co-design • Architecture”, curated for presenting collaborative design (co-design) processes in community-based architecture projects, researched and developed by Norwegian architect Alexander E. Furunes under Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.

Featuring a series of talk shows where the Exhibitor and “Action for Lùng Tám” team will directly explain and discuss on the co-design processes and its impact on developing sustainable communities, illustrated by actual previous projects in India, China and Philippines and the ongoing project in Ha Giang, the exhibition press on the questions: What can architecture do? How can the way it’s made have an impact beyond the building itself? And who should eventually benefit from the project?

All presented models and items for “Action For Lung Tam” project at the exhibition will be re-designed and donate to Lung Tam Cooperative for their own future construction.


About the architect:

Alexander E. Furunes started his studies at NTNU, Norway and continued at the AA School of Architecture in London. He received his master’s degree in architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in January 2014.

He is also one of three founders of WORKSHOP architecture, a collective of architects and engineers that explore the potential of engaging communities in creative processes in design and build projects.

Some of his past projects and on-going projects are:
• 2010: A Study Center in Tacloban, Philippines, where he is leading the rebuild of the orphanage and schools process that later was adopted by the organization. The building won the A+ award in 2012.
• 2012: he worked closely with the traders of Berwick Street Market (London, UK), to create a voice for the community and develop an alternative master plan for the area
• 2013 – 2016: completed project Tagpuro, Philippines, following the destruction of project Tacloban (2010) by super typhoon Haiyan (Nov 2013).
• 2017 – present: collaborate with Action For Lùng Tám to Action for Lùng Tám team to co-design a new building for Lùng Tám Handmade Linan Fabric and Textile Cooperative, that will empower more than 400 women.

About “Action for Lùng Tám”:

Action for Lùng Tám is a crowd-sources project, aiming for enabling of inner strength and potential of Lùng Tám Handmade Linen Fabric and Textile Cooperative.

Free entry

Follow updates on event page.

Action for Lùng Tám also hosts a fundraising event on 01 July showcasing linen products by Lung Tam co-operative and linen weaving process.


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