Archive for 2011

Kristina Adsersen discusses communication at Oslo Architecture Festival

Monday, November 21st, 2011

MUTOPIA partner Kristina Adsersen discusses the potential of communication in architecture to stimulate new development processes which, in turn, can contribute to making architecture more relevant for society today.

The lecture, followed by a panel discussion with C-Lab director and former AMO principal Jeffrey Inaba and Snøhetta founding partner Craig Dykers, and moderated by Carson Chan, took place during the Oslo Architecture Festival the 23rd of September 2011.

U_Build University launched

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

MUTOPIA launches U_Build University, an internet-based platform to visualize and manage the moving of staff and functions during the process of re-building of universities.

U_Build University is a follow-up to U_Build, MUTOPIA’s web-based dialogue- and process management tool, designed to ensure more effective moving processes while minimizing their impact on the university staff. U_Build University is launched during summer 2011 at The University of Copenhagen – Southern Campus.

Academic and technical personnel at universities are facing a large number of moving processes in the upcoming years as a result of the new reform of the Danish research- and university sector. Due to rebuilding processes and the new mergers, large numbers of employees will shift to new working environments.

In the same time, the education of highly qualified workforce and the production of new knowledge within the university sector are significant for future Danish competitiveness worldwide.

U_Build University targets an improvement of the working environment by means of user involvement and technology support, aiming at reducing time consumption, expenses and stress caused by lack of overview and coordination of large scale moving process, thereby securing a greater and sharpened focus on research and education.

U_Build University is economically supported by University of Copenhagen and The Danish PWT Foundation – Investments in Public Welfare Technology (ABT-fonden) – The Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs as a part of the program directed towards developing and improving public sector services through the implementation of labour-saving technologies and more efficient working processes.


Friday, August 19th, 2011

MUTOPIA’s competition proposal for a high density urban block URBAN CROWN is on display at The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art along with the results of the A101 competition as part of the exhibition LIVING/Frontiers of architecture III-IV.

The A101 Urban Block competition aimed at introducing a Block Size Standard as an Open Source in architecture, in order to enable the development of adaptable and affordable architecture based on worldwide mass-production of readymade projects.

The Urban Block competition is based on the Block City concept, developed by Bart Goldhoorn and Alexander Sverdlov in the context of the International Biennale in Rotterdam in 2009.

MUTOPIA at the Norwegian Architecture Day

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Kristina Adsersen to deliver a lecture on MUTOPIA’s engagement in providing architectural solutions which unite sustainable urban development with the stakeholders’ set of values at the Norwegian Architecture Day, a conference aiming at uncovering how new processes for participation, exchange and communication contribute to a sustainable architecture and society.

Kristina Adsersen will take part in a discussion panel on the potential of communication for stimulating an architecture which supports multiplicity in response to the increasing number of stakeholders, increased projects’ complexity and new development processes, together with Jeffrey Inaba and Craig Dykers.

The Architecture Day will open the Architecture Festival at Vulkan in Oslo the 23rd of September as a part of the Year of Architecture, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Association of Norwegian Architects, focused on changes in society and how these alter the role of architecture.

The Year of Architecture is Norway’s biggest architectural event yet, and is organized by the National Association of Norwegian Architects. Contributors include the association’s professional communities, its member associations, architect firms, public and cultural institutions and business.

i2p lecture

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Kristina Adsersen to deliver a lecture on MUTOPIA’s engagement in providing solutions which unite sustainable urban development with the stakeholders’ set of values at the i2p idea2program conference.

The conference, organized by the Danish Association of Construction Clients, aims at uncovering potentials for optimizing the strategies of Danish construction clients in the early stages of a building project.

The Danish Association of Construction Clients (DACC) is an interest group representing professional construction clients in Denmark.

The conference will take place during the 9th – 10th of June at Toldboden, Nordre Toldbod 24, 1013 København K.