NEWS

Welcome to our journal/news feed/dashboard where we pin down the most interesting events occurring in our per-fessional lives. This is an attempt at rendering our practice a wee bit more transparent and relatable to the ones looking in from the outside. We might impress or bore you with this, but what we want is to share with you the joys of our dailies.
 

3 June 2022
End of "Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" semester

It’s a wrap! Congratulations and sincere thanks to our brilliant students and co-teacher Hanna Birkeland Bergh this semester. We’re proud of you and grateful for our time together. AHO Works exhibition is open until June 12! (Photo by Jonas Løland)
3 June 2022
Reviews and discussions with external guests at AHO

Our final review for "Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" with guests Meriem Chabani (New South), Dominique Hauderowicz (dominique+serena), and Tanja Lie (Lie Øyen arkitekter) is coming up this Friday 3 June. We hereby express our gratitude towards all the guests and contributors of the studio throughout the past 5 months: Daniel Abraha (Atelier Abraha Achermann), Miguel Hernández Quintanilla, Olaf Grawert (b+), Sam Chermayeff, and Claudio Schneider (Schneider Türtscher).
25 March 2022
Lecture at KU Leuven, Brussels

Exutoire went to Brussels to lecture at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture. The talk "(De)Constructing Exutoire" focused on the genesis and functioning of Exutoire as a queer practice of architecture. Thanks Alexander Auris for inviting us to take part in your research and elective course "Altering Practices for Urban Inclusion". (Photo by Alexander Auris)
16 March 2022
Lecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Son held a lecture and partook in teaching a workshop on the perspectival illustration with diploma students of the MA Spatial Design programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The lecture titled "Representation in Representation" tackled different meanings of representation in architecture, from media of visualisation to sociopolitical representation enabled by the built environment. Shoutouts to Nicholas Thomas Lee for this wonderful invitation.
24 January 2022
"Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" Lecture Series Spring 2022

Welcome to the public lecture series linked to the Master's studio "Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" we're organizing at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Between January and March, we will host 5 conversations with European architects, researchers and activists around the questions of cooperative housing and urban inclusivity: Irina Davidovici, Clara Triviño Massó (Sostre Cívic), Cristina Gamboa (Lacol), Ole Pedersen and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes. The lectures will be hybrid (online/in person); Zoom links to follow.
17 January 2022
Master's Studio "Designing Collectivity, Designing Politically" at AHO

We started teaching our own Master's studio with fellow architect and teacher Hanna Birkeland Bergh at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design—woohoo! Together with 15 students and an exciting line-up of guests, we are delving into not-for-profit housing and new forms of collective living. Looking so much forward to sharing with you the progress of this collective investigation.
1 January 2022
Start of 2-year Curatorial Residency at ROM for kunst og arkitektur

We’re utterly excited to become Guest Curators in Residence at ROM for kunst og arkitektur for a 2-year period 2022–2023. Our research project on "a queer practice of architecture" started with Safe Space (2020–2021). Thanks to ROM's director Gjertrud Steinsvåg's initiative and the support of the Arts Council Norway through the Gjesteopphold grant, we will now have a platform to expand on the themes of queer and queering architecture and public space. (Photo by Solène Moscato)
5 November 2021
Workshop "Model, Camera, Picture" at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

We just finished teaching a 2-week workshop on physical model making as a tool of design and representation for master's students in Architecture and Landscape Architecture at AHO's In Transit Studio. We worked with 12 students, guiding them toward creating model pictures that speak for the intended material, textural and atmospheric qualities of their projects. The workshop was led by Bui Quy Son, together with Paul-Antoine Lucas and Håvard Breivik-Khan.
29 October 2021
Safe Space Zine Launch at ROM for kunst og arkitektur

Safe Space Collective
couldn't be happier to release the Safe Space Zine series which we started working on in May this year. It gathered a total number of 48 contributors (texts, illustrations, conversations) around 6 issues expanding the views on diversity and representation in architecture. Son and Paul-Antoine, together with Armelle Breuil, edited and designed the publications. Warmest thanks to everyone who participated and who came to celebrate with us during the Launch Party at ROM for kunst og arkitektur! (Photo by Franz Holtschlag)
18 October 2021
Safe Space Podcast fully released

8 episodes of the Safe Space podcast series have all been released and are now available on all podcast platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and others. Paul-Antoine and Son took part in curating, moderating and editing the conversations, including "The vocabulary of representation", "The right to housing" and "A queer practice of architecture". Thanks to our host ROM for kunst og arkitektur, our sound engineer Xavier Guinois, musicians Fleur bleu.e who created Safe Space's beautifully hopeful jingle, the 20 speakers as well as the people and institutions who supported us during the making of the podcast. Headphones on!
27 August 2021
"In Transit Studio: Oslo Files" book launch

We were pleased to present a new publication for the In Transit Studio which we co-edited (with Håvard Breivik-Khan and Tone Selmer-Olsen) and designed in Spring 2021, among a small crowd of students and teachers at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
18 August 2021
In Transit Studio VII: "The Neighborhood Project"

Paul-Antoine is part of the teaching team at AHO as Assistant Professor this semester for the In Transit Studio VII titled "The Neighborhood Project" together with Håvard Breivik-Khan and Tone Selmer-Olsen. The studio is part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2022 program. Stay tuned!
28 July 2021
Exutoire finish mentorship phase at the CCA's Emerging Curator Residency Program

Our curatorial proposal "A Queer Practice of Architecture" was one of the three finalists of the Emerging Curator Residency Program 2021-2022 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. We were selected and guided by the CCA’s curatorial team during this Spring-Summer, and have now completed the mentorship phase. More soon!
24 June 2021
"Queering Space" talk with Et skeivt kultursenter at Melahuset, Oslo

"Even if queerness is not a location, it is still directly linked to the experience of space. So how do we go about queering space?"—Son and Paul-Antoine, as part of Safe Space Collective, joined Pride Art curator Frederick Nathanael and Martine Johansen from MELK and Et skeivt kultursenter (project for a queer art and culture center in Oslo) to talk about the possibilities of a queer architecture.
3 May 2021
Start of "Safe Space" exhibition and residency at ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo

Safe Space Collective
(Bui Quy Son, Paul-Antoine Lucas and Armelle Breuil) start their five-week residency and exhibition at the Oslo gallery ROM for kunst og arkitektur. During this period of time, they will record eight conversations which will then be released as a podcast series in Fall 2021, while continuing to conduct their exploratory research on the meaning of diversity and representation in the field of architecture in Norway. The exhibition is set to close on June 6, 2021.
19 March 2021
Exutoire lecture at the UAUIM, Bucharest

Paul-Antoine and Son gave a lecture titled "Models, models, models – The practice of making – A practice in the making" for third-year architecture students at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. We're extremely grateful for the invitation and warm welcome from Silvia Diaconu, Prof. Mihaela Pelteacu and all the students.
31 January 2021
Safe Space is official!

Son and Paul-Antoine, as part of the Safe Space Collective, signed a contract with ROM for kunst og arkitektur for a podcast series, a residency and an exhibition, set to take place at the gallery from May 3 to June 6, 2021. We're truly looking forward to this opportunity.
15 January 2021
"Out of House" Master's Studio at AHO

Kick-off of the Spring 2021 semester studio "Out of House - Nationaltheatret" at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape (AHO). Paul-Antoine is teaching with Johanne Borthne and Gro Bonesmo. Read the brief here.
14 August 2020
"Contingency City" Master's Studio at AHO

Paul-Antoine started to teach at AHO as Assistant Professor for the In Transit Studio titled "Contingency City" together with Håvard Breivik and Tone Selmer-Olsen. Have a look at the students' work at the AHO Works Exhibition.