Date & Time
December 23, 2022
Article: "Keine Zeit für Gleichgültigkeit" (No Time to Not Care)
Son wrote a piece for the German architecture magazine Bauwelt on behalf of Safe Space Collective. The German version of "No Time to Not Care: Refuturing Architecture" was published in Stadtbauwelt 26.2022: Stadt und Rassismus. It acted as an epilogue for the Safe Space project. If our manifesting statement "For a more Equitable Architecture" (2021) was a call, to our peers and also ourselves, to unite around the questions of structural discrimination, this text gathered ideas we discussed with many researchers and practitioners over the course of Safe Space into a proposal of what we can tangibly do, both in education and in professional practice, to move toward systemic change.
Courtesy of Bauwelt
November 3–20, 2022
Exhibition: "Årets vakreste Bøker 2022"
Møllergate 39, 0179 Oslo
The Safe Space Zine is on show alongside all the winners of this year's most beautiful books in Norway. Come by and see the exhibition until November 20th!
Photo by Jørn Aagaard / Courtesy of Grafill
October 18, 2022
09:00 CET
Safe Space talk at Nationellt möte / Applied Urban Design
KTH Arkitektur
Osquars backe 9, 114 28 Stockholm
Paul-Antoine and Son are going to KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm to talk about the Safe Space project as part of the National Meeting 2022 on Equality and Urban Justice organized by the Applied Urban Design research group. Thanks to Adrià Carbonell and his colleagues for this sweet welcome.
Photo by Bui Quy Son
October 14, 2022
15:00 CET
Safe Space talk at ARLIS/Norden 2022
Brynjulf Bulls plass 3, 0250, Oslo
We're invited to give a talk at the ARLIS/Norden's Annual Meeting and Conference 2022 (network of Nordic art libraries and librarians) held at the National Museum in Oslo. We'll contribute to this year's conference theme "queer art and knowledge management" by talking about the last section of Safe Space on "a queer practice of architecture" as well as zine-making as a platform for dissemination. Shoutouts to Per Gisle Galåen for the invitation.
Photo by Paul-Antoine Lucas
October 13, 2022
18:00 CET
Safe Space Zine wins Silver prize at Årets vakreste Bøker 2022
Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo
We're over the moon about winning the Silver prize in the Series category at Årets vakreste Bøker (Norway's most beautiful books of the year)! This is such a meaningful recognition of the collective hard work we put in this publication. Thanks to Grafill for the honor, but most importantly to all the contributors who made this possible. Read the jury's comments here.
Courtesy of Grafill
September 22, 2022
09:00–16:00 CET
Workshop day for OAT Academy 2022: "Urban Furniture Hacking for Disobedient Bodies and Behaviors"
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo
Son and Armelle were invited to write a brief and facilitate a workshop day with a hundred students and faculty members from all over Europe on the theme of social justice, using Gamle Oslo as site. This workshop is part of the week-long experimental academic forum Oslo Architecture Triennale – Academy 2022 “(RE)ACTING / (EN)ACTING – Collective Dissidence: Reclaiming the Neighborhood”. In this exercise, we address the prescriptive and prohibitive urban environment of today with concepts such as of hostile architecture and counter-terror urbanism, and ask students to work collectively to create prototypes of “hacked” urban furniture as future scenarios of inclusive design. A warm thank you to all the participating schools—Sandberg Instituut, KU Leuven, TU Graz, NTNU, AHO, KTH, and Aarhus School of Architecture—and to fellow Safe Space Collective member Paul-Antoine for this wonderful invitation!
Photo by Jan Khür / Courtesy of OAT Academy 2022 and AHO
May 13, 2022
16:00 CET
Safe Space talk and discussion: "For en mer rettferdig arkitektur"
Brenneriveien 5, 0182 Oslo
Armelle, Paul-Antoine and Son discussed the findings of Safe Space with architects from Pushak, mopo, Jensen & Skodvin, manthey kula, Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, and other Oslo-based offices. Thanks Laureen Putzolu for the invitation!
Photo by Laureen Putzolu
March 9, 2022
Tidsskriftet A article: "Safe Space Collective"
Tidsskriftet A
Frida Mjelle Rønning and Petter Ringstad chat with Safe Space Collective about our research process and findings, the community we wanted and managed to gather around the project, as well as the need for culture and discourse in architectural education and practice in Norway. The reportage appears in Tidsskriftet A 1/2022 "Kultur".
March 9, 2022
19:00 CET
Panel discussion: "Arkitektur og mangfold"
Arkitektenes hus
Brattørgata 4, 7010 Trondheim
Safe Space Collective member Armelle Breuil partakes in a panel discussion organised by Trondhjems Arkitektforening (TAF) with social anthropoligist Merete Lien and architects Axel Kristoffersen, Hanna Dencik Petersson, and Marianne Skjulhaug.
Photo by Martin Alvenes
February 18, 2022
18:00 CET
Panel discussion: "How can architecture contribute to a more inclusive public space?"
Møllergata 34, 0179 Oslo
Safe Space Collective members Bui Quy Son and Paul-Antoine Lucas take part in a panel discussion moderated by urban planner Tina Lam alongside architect Antoine Fadel. The event is part of the public programme animating Skeiv Verden's exhibition "Ta plass/Claiming Space".
Photo by Armelle Breuil
February 2022
Billedkunst article: "Dette er altså menneskenes hjem"
Nina Mauno Schjønsby and Halvor Haugen review the Safe Space Zine for Billedkunst nr. 1 2022 "Dannelse" with a particular interest in the issue 4 "The right to housing" and Alf Jørgen Schnell and Ninthu Paramalingam's text "- We are stronger together".
January 18, 2022
Text for Arkitektnytt's Debate section: "For en mer rettferdig arkitektur"
Safe Space Collective writes: "Spørsmål knyttet til mangfold og representasjon har vært sterkt til stede i den offentlige debatten de siste årene. Men hva betyr dette, i dagens Norge, for arkitekturen?" → Read online
December 11, 2021
10:00 CET
Safe Space talk: "Books, Books, Books"
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo
Safe Space Collective members Bui Quy Son and Paul-Antoine Lucas discussed the Safe Space project and especially its publishing aspect with students of the MA in Curatorial Practice from University of Bergen's Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design during their seminar week in Oslo. Thanks Anne Szefer-Karlsen for the invitation!
Photo by Paul-Antoine Lucas
December 2, 2021
12:00 CET
Safe Space talk
Grape Architects
Ruseløkkveien 14, 0251 Oslo
We are happy to talk about the project to architects and urban planners at Grape Architects over a Friday Inspiration session. Thanks Agnes Kielland for the invitation!
Photo by Agnes Kielland
November 18 – December 12, 2021
Exhibition: "Risografi i Norge"
Møllergate 39, 0179 Oslo
Safe Space Collective is utterly excited to be part of the exhibition "Risografi i Norge"—the largest showing of Norwegian risograph prints to date, organized by Norsk Risoforening—together with so many amazing printed works.
November 4, 2021
Morgenbladet article: "Den blendahvite, homogene norske arkitekturen står for fall"
Gaute Brochmann writes about Safe Space in Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet. → Read online
October 29, 2021
18:00 CET
ROM for kunst og arkitektur
Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo
The Safe Space Zine Launch Exhibition & Party starts at 18:00! Zines to be bought, drinks to be drunk ;)
Photo by Franz Holtschlag / Courtesy of ROM for kunst og arkitektur
October 29, 2021
Arkitektnytt article: "Slipper fanziner"
Torbjørn Tumyr Nilsen announces the launch of Safe Space Zine, writing that "Safe Space Collective har bygget opp et mangfoldsfelleskap i arkitektverden, men venter ennå på at storfiskene i bransjen skal bry seg". → Read online
September 6 – October 18, 2021
Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, +++
The Safe Space Podcast is finally being released through Monday weekly drops. New episodes every week from September 6 till October 18, 2021. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor or other channels.
June 24, 2021
Panel discussion: "Queering space"
Mariboes gate 8, 0183 Oslo
Safe Space Collective members Bui Quy Son and Paul-Antoine Lucas joined Pride Art curator Frederick Nathanael, and Martine Johansen from MELK and Et skeivt kultursenter to talk about the possibilities of a queer architecture. Thanks Martine Johansen for the invitation!
Video still by et skeivt kunst- og kultursenter
June 2021
VOKS article: "For a more equitable architecture"
Safe Space’s manifesting statement is featured in VOKS Issue 9 "Rom".
June 4, 2021
12:00 CET
Safe Space talk
Designit Oslo (online)
We are thrilled to share the research behind Safe Space and the ongoing process of project development, as well as discuss our findings with a large team of designers from the Designit's Oslo office. Thanks Leila Sliman for the invitation!
May 27 – June 5, 2021
ROM for kunst og arkitektur's Facebook page
Our host ROM is showing the video recordings of our discussion series on their Facebook page as one-time video streams. The edited conversations will be released as a podcast series after the summer.
May 3 – June 6, 2021
ROM for kunst og arkitektur
Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo
The gallery's doors are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00–17:00. Podcast recordings, zine curation, spontaneous discussions, and lots of actions!
Photo by Bui Quy Son / Courtesy of Safe Space Collective
April 27, 2021
12:00 CET
Arkitektnytt article: "Et trygt rom"
Arkitektnytt /
Torbjørn Tumyr Nilsen sits down to talk with Safe Space Collective about our project in the making, about the reasons behind and the message we want to put forward. The article appears in the printed version of Arkitektnytt 04/2021. → Read online
February 25, 2021
Utrop article: "Ny podcast om arkitektur med minoritetsfokus"
Claudio Castello interviews Safe Space Collective about the ongoing preparation of the podcast series. → Read online