Our programs

Art, architecture, place making and public space is a mode of understanding the world, thus ROM works with various programmes and formats. The mode of thinking through spatial practice(s) requires time and patience, and is a complex and multilayered mode of thinking, both for those developing projects, and for those who visits our exhibitions, engages in debates or reads our published material.


We are a physical site for curatorial projects and exhibitions. Rather than focusing on result oriented exhibitions, which serves as means in them selves, we aim to be a generous place where professional agencies, processes –and methods, collectivity and co-creation, disagreements and differences can meet and thrive in dialogue with the public. As of such, we engage in exhibition making which centers and nourishes the architects -and artists’s own research, methods and work flows. By stressing the importance of developing such project-oriented and collective exhibitioning formats, we invite the public into on-going research processes, through disseminative strategies which seeks to build new relations and understandings between the professional practitioners and various publics.

ROM Studio

In the continuation of acknowledging the exhibition format as an ongoing process rather than an end in itself, we facilitate ROM studio. This can be perceived as a working exhibition where invited artists, architects, curators and researchers becomes an integral part of the ROM team for two weeks. The period is the starting point for an open, experimenting and expanding collaboration, where we make various field-specific working processes and methods accessible to the public. Through inviting the public into this setting, we intend to contribute to make the knowledge production and insights generated by artistic explorations –and processes of artistic research accessible for the public.


Our motivation for launching the online publishing platform METODE, in 2022, was to enable new interdisciplinary relations between practice-based research and textual production to form; between independent freelancers and research institutes and educational institutions; and between young aspiring voices and established thinkers and researchers. Metode creates new networks between Norwegian and international artists, architects, historians and researchers. The editorial board announces an annual “Call for Essays”, whereby the accepted writers develop their texts through co-writing and workshops, facilitated by the editorial board at ROM. Metode aims at contributing to creating a more accessible and inclusive discourse -and mode of knowledge production within the field of art and architecture.

Arkitekturfilm Oslo

Arkitekturfilm Oslo has, since its startup in 2016, been a unique contribution to the field of architecture in Oslo, and throughout Norway. The annual festival, which centers dissemination of architecural insights to the public, has previously taken place at institutions such as ROM, Cinemateket, DOGA, Vega Scene, The National Museum and Kunstnernes Hus Kino. The festival is the central meeting place for architecture films in Norway, and aims to facilitate and generate discussions on architecture and sociopolitical concerns.

Children and youth

ROM UNG is ROM’s own youth program, aligned with our aim at contributing to making the field of art and architecture more diverse and representative. ROM UNG is a dissemination program intended to strengthen children and youth’s interest for art, architecture, place making and public space’s importance and influence on culture, nature, landscape and climate. When we question the power dynamics within our fields, with regards to which voices are included and not, it becomes necessary to include kids and youths in our activities, in order for them to – in a long run - envision themselves as future architects, urban planners, artists and filmmakers, regardless of social and cultural background and affiliation.