Despite strong objections from a relatively unified cultural field, Norwegian authorities insist on demolishing the Y-blokka in Oslo’s Government Quarter. Collected here is Kunstkritikk’s coverage of the case.

Adding Trauma to Trauma

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparations to tear down the iconic Y-blokka in Oslo continue. That can’t possibly be good for our democracy or our public health.

Just a Building

In his day, Erling Viksjø, architect of the Oslo Government District, was called a “bulldozer” and an “enemy of culture.” Today, his own legacy is facing demolition.

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