Do the critics consider the architectural design to be doing their written works an injustice? Did the architects feel constrained by the written critiques? Or have new, productive means for developing architecture emerged from this unusual collaboration? These are all questions to be discussed between exhibition contributors and visitors.
The traveling aspect of the exhibition, along with the contributors being paired across Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, have provided further dimensions to the experiment. Do we find differences in architectural criticism across the three countries? What could we learn from one another? Do we even understand each other? By initiating dialogue across the three countries, Damn critics! aims at paving the way for a shared Nordic critical tradition.
Curator Anders Rubing, Andrea Ougaard och Morten Birk Jørgensen Architecture critics Gaute Brochmann, Mari Hvattum, Martin Søberg, Rasmus Wærn, Sara Ettrup och Ylva Frid Designers Element, Jonathan Houser, Kaleidoscope, Krupinski/Krupinska, Leth & Gori och Tham & Videgård The project has been carried out with the support of Dreyers Fond, Nordisk Kulturfond, Statens Kunstfond (DK), Kulturrådet (NO) & Utenriksdepartementet/DOGA (NO) Read more about Damn critics! on the project website here ››