Katie Paterson's Future Library will unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway. The new artwork will bring together the work of preeminent writers, thinkers and philosophers of this and future generations.
Slow Space is a programme of public art projects, events & publications, set to unfold in Bjørvika, Oslo’s former container port, over the next four years. Challenging preconceptions about the forms and timespan of conventional public artworks, the programme promises a new approach to working with artists in sites of regeneration. Conceived as a programme that will unfold over time, through collective activity, often in collaboration with existing organisations and artist-run initiatives across the city.
Bjørvika has always represented, and continues to represent, an important part of Oslo’s history. The name ‘Bjørvika’ is derived from Norse, meaning ‘the city bay’, as the area is located where the Alna River meets the Fjord.