Students Charette 2019 with Kurt Johannessen

AHO – the Oslo School of Architecture and Design hosted and programmed the Student Charrette with Kurt Johannessen.

Foto: Nic Tourrenc kurt

Definition of CHARRETTE
The intense final effort made by architectural students to complete their solutions to a given architectural problem in an allotted time or the period in which such an effort is made.
Nava Polman Gerson Foundation (NPG) was sponsoring awards for the Student Charrette.

Revisit the Charette on Youngstorget 18 september
in this video by Gunnar Knutsen

Photo: Petter Rønningen

Here we are. Here we are together. Here we are together with everything. Here we are together with everything that is here now. Here we are together with all that is around us now. Here we are together with all we share now and in all the nows to come. Everything and everyone are here. Each and every one of us, and all other living beings and all the rest, are here and share the now.

“To share the now” is the basis for a performance workshop by visual artist Kurt Johannessen. As a visual artist, Kurt Johannessen also works with performance, texts and books. He has presented his performances in several countries all over the world and published nearly 100 books.

Several of the latest books are part of a series called “Om noko” (“About Something”) and have been complemented by performance talks. For more information on Kurt’s work, please see

We invited students from all over the world to participate in this Charette lead by Kurt Johannessen, from 14 to 19 September. The workshop took place at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) and was part of the IFLA 2019 World Congress “COMMON GROUND”.