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Design and Architecture Norway



Maria Smith

Michael Bierut

Indy Johar

Ylva Østby

Irena Bauman

Portrett av Christian Bason, i bakgrunnen en vegg av kryssfinér.

Christian Bason

Ingerid Helsing Almaas på DOGA-huset i Oslo

Ingerid Helsing Almaas

Heidi Dolven

Hanne-Cecilie Bjørka

Moa Bjørnson

Roar Svenning

Nærbilde av Rachel Armstrong mot en sort bakgrunn.

Rachel Armstrong

Paul Chaffey

About Event


Welcome by Tor Inge Hjemdal, CEO of DOGA
Speech by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry
Stay Human – A dialogue between Ylva Østby, neuropsychologist, and Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Senior Advisor at DOGA, about the latest status of our brains in a world obsessed with technology and effectiveness.  What will it take for us to experience fundamental well-being, confidence and belonging?

How we live – 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Urbanisation and digitisation are proceeding faster than ever. In the pursuit of making room for more people to inhabit our cities while simultaneously creating smart cities, are we also making our cities more hostile to human beings? How can we make architecture more alive, cities more liveable and what can we learn from small towns?

Living architecture: Biology, technology and art with Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University
Built in Common – Infrastructure for self-made cities with Irena Bauman, Professor of Sustainable Urbanism, Sheffield Universitet, Architect and head of Bauman Lyons Architects and MassBespoke

Micro-urbanism – What can big cities learn from small towns? A dialogue between Moa Bjørnson, Head of Development at Træna, and Roar Svenning, farmer and visionary founder of Stokkøya

How we are governed – 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

The public sector and the Norwegian welfare model will face significant challenges in the decades to come. An innovative public sector is crucial for the government’s ability to make necessary changes in society. How can we design a public sector that is equipped to take care of people in the future?

The government and public innovation with Paul Chaffey (Conservative Party), State Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation (KMD)
A state that changes the world with Christian Bason, Director of the Danish Design Centre
Designing a White Paper with Hanne Cecile Bjørka, Head of Analysis, KMD, and Heidi Dolven, Halogen
How to save the world with graphic design with Michael Bierut, Pentagram

How we survive – 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Are we thinking big enough when looking for solutions for the future? How can architecture and design help solve complex challenges like the climate crisis and social inequality? During the last part of the conference, we will focus on the future and what it will take to survive.

Degrowth with Maria Smith, Head of Interrobang and Curator of the Oslo Arkitekturtriennale 2019

The People Revolution with Indy Johar, Architect, Designer and Founder of DarkMatter Lab and Project 00

DOGA Awards for Design and Architecture

Welcome to the DOGA Awards Ceremony on January 10, 2019, 5 pm, at DOGA. You will be introduced to the best Norwegian architecture and design projects and get to meet the award recipients. We will give out the DOGA Award for Design and Architecture, the DOGA Award for Newcomers, and the Jacob Award. The DOGA awards celebrate the collaboration between businesses and their clients.

There will be food for the Awards Ceremony attendees at 4 pm. After the Awards Ceremony, the official afterparty will take place at DOGA.