Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum is proud to host Trans-Alpine: From the Polar to the Peak - a presentation of the contexts and results from a one-semester design course of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies. The Academy is a collaboration between the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and the Arctic University of Tromsø.
Elevated from surrounding plains, a high peak is like an altitudinal pole. The Trans-Alpine design course explores how the polar and the peak translate each other in two alpine geographies: the high latitudinal Norway and the high altitudinal Mount Gongga in Sichuan, Southwestern China. These two geographies across cultures share similar themes and alpine characteristics. The course is in the spirit of a landscape explorer traveling across cultures: translating alpine ecologies, transforming scales and dimensions of representation, transcending tools of use in alpine excursions, and transplanting the research and design knowledge from the polar to the peak.
Trans-Alpine: From the Polar to the Peak is curated by the teaching team Bin Li and Hannes Zander from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The exhibition presents works by the students Sanaz Akbari Koli, Oskar Hjellbakk, Aztrid Priscila Novillo Mosquera, Mia Thun, Michael Patrick Warshawski and Jakob Wood.