“Oslo - Learning to Fly”, Coming to a Bookstore Near You!
18.12.2018 - Kulturhuset, Oslo - Oslo - Learning to Fly is Erling Fossen’s new book on Oslo city’s transformation, encompassing decades, generations and urban ideologies. The book attempts to summarise a not-seen-before collection of minor and major projects from the past, present and future! Tin was one of the 29 contributors (millenials category) in the book, with the title “Enriching the Urban Vocabulary”. Tin’s contribution talks a lil’ bit about Barcode, Mesh, Bergen Media City in a span of 1 page. Tin applauds Erling Fossen for his structure of the book; for how he spend 50% of it on pictures, 25% on contributions from others, and the rest he writes himself in as the sole author of the book! Nice bizniz tactics, Erling; minimum effort, maximum reward! No royalties whatsoever, were discussed among the 29 contributors.
From the left; Tin Phan, Erling Fossen, Marianne Skjulhaug, Elin Børrud, Dana Jdid, Anne Beate Hovind. Omg Marianne, close the book - you’re out of sync! Other esteemed contributors were among others Ellen de Vibe, Kamzy Gunaratnam, Knut Schreiner etc.
Wildcards Gone Wild!
28.11.2018 - Arkitektenes Hus, Oslo - Just kidding, it was just another dry business meeting on the Wildcard initiative. The office met up with the other Wildcards to discuss their experiences, its future and the technicalities and guidelines for upcoming calls for submissions etc. This meeting took place at and with The National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL).
The Conclusion of Lørenskog Station Area
22.10.2018 - Lørenskog Hus, Lørenskog - Linn Runesson presented on behalf of the Edit/atelier & Tin, as the parallel commission for Lørenskog Station Area reaches its final conclusion..
Formal Dinner with the Sri Lankan delegate during the Oslo Innovation Week 2018!
25.09.2018 - Südøst Restaurant, Oslo - Once again, some of Sri Lanka’s most promising tech startups were invited to pitch at the Oslo Innovation Week, and once again, there was a reception dinner. The guests included the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Oslo municipality, TIQRI, ICT Norway, Tin etc. Why are the Sri Lankan and Norwegian business relations in tech getting so much attention, on the contrary of a history of strenous peace negotiations between them?
As how the CEO of TIQRI Finn Worm-Petersen eloquently put it; despite being on two separate continents, Norway and Sri Lanka share crucial similarities, business-wise. Stuff like, similar work ethics and culture, sizes of companies, overlapping technologies etc. Tin was present, partly sharing his perspectives on tech communities, but also entertaining the guests with a joke or two.
Presentations & Debate Panel in OAF’s “Tech in Architecture” with Spacemaker & Void!
20.09.2018 - Arkitektens Hus, Oslo - Oslo Arkitektforening has initiated a series of lectures, including among others Sanaa and Olgiati. Tech was the main topic this time around as two major contenders in the tech industry, Spacemaker and Void were invited to present their companies. Additions to the panel, was the architect Tin Phan and Benedicte Raae (web developer), curated by Kai Reaver, researcher at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Here, polarising expressions of technology was shown, quantifiable AI-powered Spacemaker, and the distinct technological expressions and artistic installations of Void. The discussions quickly boiled down to the architectural and urban practice - what was at stake with the tech of Spacemaker?
Midway Seminar & Public Hearing for the Lørenskog Station Area
18.09.2018 - Luhr School, Lørenskog - Edit/atelier & Tin partook in the midway seminar for the parallel commission of Lørenskog station area. It consisted of back-to-back presentations for the mayor, municipal officials, property developers and for the locals. We presented a strategy investigating employment rates, tourism, household prognosis and speculated upon an activity-based industry related to their billion kroner investment in the Winterpark.
Fun fact: Tin was also present at OUA this day, and was biking back-and-forth between Lørenskog deliberations and the sessions at OUA - then travelling out to Lørenskog presenting twice, before coming back to Oslo for the dinner party.
Lørenskog Station Area Commences
22.08.2018 - Lørenskog Hus, Lørenskog - a formal initiation meeting was set in Lørenskog Hus, so that the selected teams for this parallel commission could meet up with the other teams, and the municipality. With Edit/atelier, Tin got to meet the mayor, local officials, various local and national property developers, public transport enterprises etc.
The challenges was equally big as the potentials demanding coherency, going into topics such as flooding, commercial interests, public transport, electricity, winterpark strategy with extensive housing areas etc.
Inpromptu-speech at Magasinet KOTE's summerparty
17.08.2018 - Greenhouse Oslo, Oslo - as a former member of the Web Editorial at Magasinet KOTE, Tin held a speech at their annual summer party. He introduced briefly the Greenhouse concept, but more importantly, he spoke fondly of his days in the web editorial. With no prior theoretical training, Tin posed an essential question; was there a correlation between his time at KOTE and his award-winning theoretical master thesis? He himself couldn't be sure, and urged any young students yearning to improve their writing skills to join or contribute to the magazine!
14.06.2018/15.07.2018 - Kontraskjæret, Oslo - In close collaboration with the organizers of Fotballfesten, Tin designed the layout of the entire event. The event and screening is free of charge, and the business model is solely based on the sales of food, beverage, sponsorship and news channels being present. Fotballfesten is a quadrennial festival in Oslo, streaming all the matches of Fifa World Cup live.
Midway Seminar & Public Hearing for The Ibsen Library
05.06.2018 - Skien Municipality - All the 3 teams were invited to present for the Mayor, local officials, culture institutions and other attendees. Finished off wth a public hearing at the end of the day for the inhabitants of Oslo.
The International Team assembles in Venice, and believe it or not; it's not for the Biennale!
15.05.2018 - Venice, Italy - The wildcard team for Ibsen Library consists of 4 different offices, of 3 different nationalities, as they coordinate and devise strategies for the tasks given to them. The offices different perspectives, backgrounds and expertises generated unforeseen discussions and raised several questions on the topics and potential strategies for the project!
Double-Trouble: Presentations for CBRE, & the Jury of what's to happen with the former U.S Embassy in Oslo!
25.04.2018 - Greenhouse Oslo & Fredensborg H.Q., Oslo - Tin presented the coworking model and emerging real estate practices for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world, before literally running off to another one: infront of the jury of the highly coveted parallel commission for the transformation of Eero Saarinen's U.S. Embassy.
Presentation & Talks with Forsvarsbygg
11.04.2018 - Greenhouse Oslo - Tin presented new real estate models, and coworking spaces for Norway's biggest property management company, Forsvarsbygg, or internationally known as Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA). The agency`s primary tasks relate to the planning, construction, administration, leasing and disposal by sale of defence estates and properties. Most interesting, was the discussions around the medieval fortresses and fortifications in terms of architectural conservation - not least the historical preservation, transformation, and relevance in contemporary society. Was there any transferable knowledge from the process at Greenhouse Oslo, in terms of these aspects?
Presentation for Trainee Sør
16.01.2018 - Greenhouse Oslo - Part of Enterspace's informal rounds for Trainee Sør, Tin will present a litle bit on the financial models and socio-economic viability behind coworking spaces such as Greenhouse.
Trainee Sør is a regional networking program, with 35 of the Southern region's leading companies. The intention of the program is to strengthen the competitive ability of the region and attract knowledge worker, mainly under 30, with a masters degree. The fields range from tech, economy, ICT, politics and leadership, law, marketing etc.