On September 12th, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opened an exhibition entitled “9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design,” focusing on architecture and its political potential. Included in the exhibition is the Geopark by the Norwegian architecture firm Helen & Hard.
The Geopark, finished in 2008, is a playground built up by material from the offshore oil industry, located in Norway’s oil capital Stavanger. The project illustrates how one can conduct sustainable urban development, which exemplifies the exhibition’s focus on architecture’s potential to have a political voice. The architectural model of the Geopark was earlier this year handed over to MoMA’s permanent collection by HRH Queen Sonja of Norway. The model is now a part of MoMA’s permanent collection, and also currently on display in the exhibition "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000."
To read more about “9 + 1 Ways of Being Political”, please visit: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1313
To read more about Helen&Hard, please visit: http://www.hha.no/
To read more about "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000", please visit: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1239