Back in the 70’s Oslo’s own “Man in Black”, Professor of Architecture Per Kartvedt (1940-2017), started his lecture series on cities, communities, myths and dreams. Per has since then been an influential character in contemporary architecture, both as principle of the architecture department at the University of Strathclyde and as teacher and supervisor on several different architecture schools in Europe.
For a decade the slides from the lectures remained tucked away in an attic in Nesodden. In 2013 however, we made the exhibition Slide City, an installation consisting of small high-rises, lit from the inside, with 2000 of Per’s legendary slides as windows.
The windows are disjointed pieces of Per’s stories and ideas. Each window is a fragment of his life, thoughts and stories, not unlike the fragments we see of other people’s life every day through windows and brief meetings. Fragments you put together into new stories and fictions.
The exhibition is designed back in the Fantastic Norway-days in close collaboration with Per Kartvedt.
Watch one of his lectures from London in 1976 HERE (click).
(Team: Lars Goossens, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Monika Steiger, Ida Sandvik, Emilie Westergaard Folkersen, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim and Linn Rafdal).