POTENTIAL OF THE PERIPHERY

The Barents regions’ remote location is a major asset. It is a space outside the centres and away from consensus-driving forces. Perhaps can the Barents region incubate new endeavours in many areas of society and produce unexpected solutions with global relevance.

“Utopian thinking has a long tradition and a strong presence in Northern Norway. It has been important for surviving in a harsh landscape, and keeping dreams alive in a demographically dispersed region. [...] On the one hand Northern Norway has always been a prosperous land, where big dreams can come true. On the other hand the region is a complex field of unrealized dreams and visions.”
Gisle Løkken

BREATHING CITY
Department of urban design and planning - NTNU

ACCEPTING THE BARENTS SPECTACLE
Magnus Jørgensen

OLYMPIC DREAM
Gisle Løkken

BLACK SHEEP, ALTA

Øystein Rø

THE SAAMI BUILDING TRADITION - A COMPLEX PICTURE
Joar Nango