scs: future projects
SALT, a nomadic initiative celebrating the culture of the Artic.
Spring semester 2017
SALT is a nomadic initiative celebrating the environment, art and culture of the Arctic region. SALT’s mission is environmental. For thousands of
years, people in the Artic have followed the rhythm of animals' movement and seasonal migration. The footprints they have left behind are
minimal. SALT illustrates and celebrates the care and respect of this movement through the Arctic landscape including the ocean.
The triangular-shaped fish-drying racks that for centuries have been a hallmark of the northern coast are a monument to this culture. Dried cod
was, and is, a very sought after commodity whose trade brought great wealth and connected the north of Norway to the world.
The sea has provided the resources that Norway was built on, and from which future generations can live on. SALT aims to raise awareness of the
ocean's wealth and at the same time of the challenges it faces from climate change and polution.
The traditional cod drying racks of Northern Norway, the symbol of SALT.
The site of the SALT project in Bjørvika, Oslo.
SALT was first constructed as an art- and cultural project at Langsanden in the municipality of Gildeskål in 2014.
The second destination of the SALT project is the Bjørvika (Oslo) at the water’s edge in the corner of Langkaia and Grev Wedels Plass where four
of the triangular-shaped fish-drying racks are being erected and will be used for diverse public activities, amongst them a large sauna, an interior
with a large open fire, a bar, etc.
The Scarcity and Creativity project is to design and build the public spaces between and around the triangular-shaped fish-drying racks.
SALT at Langsanden in the municipality of Gildeskål in 2014