ROM for kunst og arkitektur is pleased to be collaborating with Oslo-based Safe Space Collective, created by Bui Quy Son, Paul-Antoine Lucas and Armelle Breuil. They are a French-Vietnamese queer collective practicing at the intersection of art, architecture and activism. The project Safe Space is a conversation series that takes place from within their exhibition and residency at ROM between May 3 and June 6, 2021.
Safe Space is an investigation on the meaning of diversity and representation in architecture, as well as the potentials of inclusive architectural education and practice in Norway. In public roundtable events with invited speakers, Safe Space Collective hosts conversations that cover topics from representation of minorities in the field, to housing discrimination, environmental injustice, and queer architectural practices. These shared conversations will shape a discourse that will further be disseminated as a podcast and as published text.