Falstad-WS presentations 130629

The last day before leaving Flastad Center, the five REcall workshop teams have presented a summary of the work undergone during the week: all groups had interesting suggestions for their working sites and each of them also presented a good collection of documents and information collected during the stay in the center. This was due the incredible collaborative approach of Falstad staff.

Following you find the link  of each presentation:

AHA (site: The Camp area)
Members: Julia Hutzler (architect), Christine Guerard (artist), Thurid Andreßen (architect) Advisors: Dr. Eszter B. Gantner (historian)

Disfocused (site: The Falstad Forest)
Members: Ilaria Rondina (architect), Pau Garcia Sanchez (archaeologist), Federica Romoli (artist)

Teceel (site: The Commandant’s house)
Members: Elisabeth Eulitz (architect), Cecylia Skwirzynska (architect), Tobias Doll (archaeologist)

RRR (site: The Fjord)
Members: Fabrizio Bellomo (artist), Piergiorgio Italiano (interior designer), Birgitte M. Fjørtoft (archaeologist)

Chalk circle (site: The path from the Camp area to the forest)
Members: Micol Rispoli (architect), Lùa Coderch (artist), Giovanni Murro (archaeologist) Advisors: Daniela Iannella, Emanuela Murro

 

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REcall WS2: Falstad / 21-30 JUN 2013: Agenda

REcall WS2: Falstad / 21-30 JUN 2013: Agenda

Day 1 (24th June_Mon)

Morning
· Arrival

Afternoon / evening
17.00   WS Opening
· Welcome speech (Tone)
· Introduction of participants and individual teams
· REcall project goals (Gennaro)
· Presentation of Falstad WS Agenda
19.00    Dinner

Day 2 (25th June_Tue.)

Morning
08.00     Breakfast
09.30     Introduction Falstad (Arne)
10.30     Tour through sites (all 5 groups together) (Falstad Forest – Marianne S; The Pathway Arne/Tone/Marek)
12.00     Lunch

Afternoon
13.00     Tour through sites (continued) (The Camp – Marek – The Falstad Landscape Project – Tone)
16.00     Question time (collective) (Gennaro)
19.00     Dinner

Day 3 (26th June_Wed.)

Morning
08.00     Breakfast
09.30     Workshop / Internal meeting (Gennaro)
12.00     Lunch

Afternoon
13.00     Lecture 01 (interdisciplinary pbl***) (Gennaro)
14.00     Workshop / Internal meeting
19.00     Dinner

Day 4 (27th June_Thu.)

Morning
08.00     Breakfast
09.30     Workshop / Internal meeting (Gennaro)
12.00     Lunch

Afternoon
13.00     Lecture 02 (archaeology) (Marek)
14.00     Workshop / Internal meeting
19.00     Dinner

Day 5 (28th June_Fri.)

Morning

08.00     Breakfast
10.00     Departure Trondheim by bus – lunch in the bus
11.00     Trondheim sightseeing (free time)
14.00     Nidarosdome Cathedral – guided tour (Tone)
15.00     Trondheim Museum of Fine Arts – seminar and panel discussion (Tone)
17.00     Departure from Trondheim and short visit to Dora
20.00     Dinner

Day 6 (29th June_Sat.)

Morning
08.00     Breakfast
09.30     Workshop / Internal meeting (Gennaro)
12.00     Lunch

Afternoon
13.00
· Closing session (10min. presentation**** from each group) open to locals (municipality)(Gennaro/Marek)
· Discussion
· Technical meeting (explaining the submission requirements)

19.00    Closing event
(bbq on the seaside) (Falstad)

Day 7 (30th June_Sun.)

Morning
09.00    Breakfast

· Departure

Competition results

During the recent consortium meeting celebrated in Newcastle, the different partners of the REcall project have selected the winning groups that will take part in the workshops to be celebrated in Falstad and Rome. The winners are:

 

FALSTAD WS (24th-30th June 2013)

See all material on the Falstad WS here!

Disfocused team (site: The Falstad Forest)
Members: Ilaria Rondina (architect), Pau Garcia Sanchez (archaeologist), Federica Romoli (artist)
RE-CALL_proposal_v4

RRR (site: The Fjord)
Members: Fabrizio Bellomo (artist), Piergiorgio Italiano (interior designer), Birgitte M. Fjørtoft (archaeologist)
31_RRR

Chalk circle (site: The path from the Camp area to the forest)
Members: Micol Rispoli (architect), Lùa Coderch (artist), Giovanni Murro (archaeologist)
Advisors: Daniela Iannella, Emanuela Murro
37_Chalk Circle

AHA (site: The Camp area)
Members: Julia Hutzler (architect), Christine Guerard (artist), Thurid Andreßen (architect)
Advisors: Dr. Eszter B. Gantner (historian)
13_AHA

Teceel (site: The Commandant’s house)
Members: Elisabeth Eulitz (architect), Cecylia Skwirzynska (architect), Tobias Doll (archaeologist)
26_teceel

 

ROME WS (8th-14th September 2013)

See all material on the Rome WS here!

Terrain Vague (site: The “Attacks” on the Ovens and the Women of Ponte dell’Industria)
Members: Julia Heslop (artist), Enrico Forestieri (architect), Sophie Anderton (archaeologist)
38_Terrain Vague

Blank (site: The Schoolboy Partisan: Ugo Forno)
Members: Isabel Lima (artist), Lily Garnett (archaeologist), Toby Lloyd (artist)
22_Blank

Pigeon the message (site: The Clandestine Front of the “Carabinieri”)
Members: Tim Wouters, Filip van Dingenen (artist), PereyraLautaro (architect)
30_the homing pigeon as a messenger copy

Diogenes (site: The silent resistance of priests and nuns)
Members: Arno Geesink (architect), Julia van der Krieke (archaeologist), Beata Labuhn (philosopher)
40_Diogenes

The Trojan horse (site: The Quadraro “Republic” and Operation Whale)
Members: Juan Carlos Mejía del Valle (Architect) Henar Riviere (Art Historian), Roberto Uribe Castro (Artist)
Advisors: Horacio González Cesteros (archaeologist), Iñigo Giner Miranda (composer and musician/performer)
05_the trojan horse

Falstad WS book

falst

Contents

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01. REcall project

About

 

02. Falstad Workshop

The Falstad Landscape

Sites

· Site01: The camp area

· Site02: The Falstad forest

· Site03: The Commandant’s house

· Site04: The Fjord

· Site05: The pathway from the Camp area to the forest

 

03. Extra material

04. Others

05. Workshop agenda

 

01. REcall project

About

REcall seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII and strengthen the attention on the management, documentation and preservation of this heritage.The project regards heritage as a dynamic process, involving the declaration of our memory of past events and actions that have been refashioned for present day purposes such as identity, community, legalisation of power and authority. The project group see that any cultural landscape – i.e. architecture- is characterized by its dynamism, temporality and changing priorities in social perception.We stress
that the research we develop will generate the values to be protected tomorrow. On the strength of this account, our project proposes the development of sustainable and innovative architectural practices for reuse, valorisation and communication of the XXth Century European Conflict Heritage considered as Cultural Landscape.

02. Falstad Workshop

The Falstad Landscape

Approximately 500 prisoner of war camps existed in Norway between 1940 and 1945. After the war a vast majority of the camps were torn down and eradicated, partially or completely. Today, there is little physical evidence left from these camps. Thus, Falstad is one of the few places that still has a potential, nationally and internationally, for conveying this part of the Norwegian history of WW II imprisonment. At Falstad, the most extensive physical changes to the infrastructure and the main building took place in 1949-50. During the 1950s the prison barracks, fences and watchtowers were removed, whilst the main building has been rebuilt several times after 1945.

The Falstad Landscape is in general dominated by fields and spruce forest. Many of the elements that make up the wartime landscape, such as the camp area, the Falstad Forest, the Quarry, the Commandant’s House and the farm above the camp, is situated on a larger, flat stretch of land surrounded by wooded hills. To the east of the camp area lies river Byaelva which follows the landscape from the south to the Falstadbukta bay in the north. There is a sight-line from the Falstad Forest towards the Fjord, with the camp area itself centrally situated in the landscape. A visible connection between the different places, however, is lacking, making the elements constituting the war landscape appear as separate units. One measure in connecting the camp area with the Falstad Forest, was the establishment of a new path in 2008-11, along the Byaelva river. This pathway constitutes one of the sites chosen for the REcall workshop at Falstad in June. The landscape is currently used for farming and recreation for the local population, and to a lesser extent used by visitors to the Falstad Centre.  Most visitors use a car to transport themselves between the prison area and the Falstad Forest. The mode of transport may influence how the landscape is experienced.

Today, traces of the history of the Nazi Camp are covered by vegetation, trees and green surfaces. The landscape may be considered beautiful and idyllic. Furthermore, it might be interpreted as a reflection of the history and development after the dramatic war years, where the healing of wounds was an important and necessary social process.

Visitors come to the Falstad Centre with different backgrounds which inform their experience of the landscape, and there is a need to provide visitors with better information and knowledge. Depending on the target group, prior knowledge and the purpose of the visit, different approaches need to be used in order to enable the visitors to experience the different stories of the landscape. An “explanation” of the landscape does not necessarily need great intervention to the various sites such as the Falstad Forest, the Quarry, the Commandant’s House, or the Pathway. This, however, constitutes an important challenge to the REcall teams arriving at Falstad in June this year.


Interview with professor and cultural historian James Young visiting the Falstad Landscape in 2010.


Site01: The Camp area

camp area
On 10 November 1941, the first prisoners arrived at Falstad. In total, approximately 4 200 people were imprisoned at Falstad in the years 1941-1945. The largest groups of prisoners were Norwegian political prisoners, Prisoners-of-War and forced labourers from the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. More than 15 nationalities were present in a multicultural community of prisoners.Approximately 200 people were executed in the Falstad Forest, the camp’s execution site.Today, there are few remnants and traces left of the SS Strafgefangenenlager Falstad. The barbed wire fences, the barracks, the watchtowers and most of the main buildings and work buildings were dismantled and removed from the site around 1950.Sources:

Site02: The Falstad Forest

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As far as we know, 43 Norwegians, 74 Yugoslavs and more than 100 Soviet citizens were executed in the Falstad Forest during World War II. The exact number is uncertain. Other nationalities may also have been executed. According to witnesses, around twenty victims were exhumed and lowered into the Trondheim Fjord.After Liberation, over 40 graves were located and marked with wooden crosses. The Yugoslavian prisoner Ljuban Vukovic had an important role in finding the bodies. During the war he and three Soviet prisoners had dug most of the graves.After the war, all known graves were opened. The Norwegian victims were identified and buried either in their place of origin or in the Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery in Trondheim. In the early 1950s, Eastern European victims were moved to war cemeteries in Trondheim. There are probably still unopened graves in the old place of execution. In 1989 the Falstad Forest was given statutory protection as a World War II grave site.Sources:

Site03: The Commandant’s house

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The Commandant’s House was built by the prisoners and was habitable by the turn of the year 1943-1944. It contained an officer’s mess, a firing range, a bowling lane, a wine cellar and a sitting room with a fireplace. After the War the director of Innherad Forced Labour Camp lived here. The building later became part of the special school for the mentally deranged. By the end of the 1990s it was privately owned. Today the former Commandant’s House is owned by Statsbygg, the Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management. The Falstad Centre uses the building for exhibitions, offices and education.Falstad prison camp had a total number of six commandants in the years 1941-1945. None of them were prosecuted in the postwar trials. Their officer in command, Gestapo leader Gerhard Flesch, received the death penalty in the Frostating Court of Appeal. He was shot in Trondheim on 28 February 1948.Sources:

Site04: The Fjord

In the days between 4 May and 6 May 1945, several graves in the Falstad Forest were opened by the Nazi Security Police. The bodies from the graves were transported to the quayside and from there transported in a boat along the fjord before finally being sunk into an unknown place. The boat has never been located. We do not know how many of the executed Falstad prisoners who found their final resting place in this way. The quayside was also used regularly to transport prisoners to and fro the camp. Today, there are no material traces at the quayside, linking the area to the history of the SS Camp Falstad and the former site of execution.Sources:

Site05: The pathway from the Camp area to the forest

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This is a recently established path from the former camp area to the former execution site in the Falstad Forest. The path doesn’t follow a specific historical route between the camp and the forest, but runs along the creek Byaelva. However, the path begins near the former waste dump of the camp. Furthermore an escape route used by three prisoners in 1943 crossed the creek Byaelva somewhere along the path. The path is 1.7 kilometres long.Sources:

03. Extra material

Videos

Publications

04. Others

Submission

The submission for the second stage of the competition will include the following material:
– 4 rigid 5mm panels in A1 format (illustrating the proposal: tech drawings and visualizations with captions)
– A max 6 mins video (600 MB max) (Optional): Vimeo link
– A model of the proposal at a large scale (A1 size: the whole panel is to be used)
– Optional: a detailed model of part of the proposal (e.g.: an installation) on a A1 size board (the whole panel is to be used)
– a word file with title + 300 words synopsis + name of group participants
– Project Diary: a 64 pages booklet (the template will be delivered by organizers) illustrating the whole work process and the final proposal delivered including sketches, methodology, etc. (min 2000 words description in the whole booklet)

Calendar
– Workshop in Norway 24-30 JUN 2013.
– Workshop in Italy 8-14 SEP 2013.
– Deadline for the on-line submission* of projects based in Norway 30 OCT 2013 (h: 24:00 Italian time).
– Deadline for the on-line submission* of projects based in Italy 15 JAN 2014 (h: 24:00 Italian time).
– For the physical delivery of all required materials: all required materials should also be sent, according to the requested format, to the Closing Event venue (see 7_competition entries).
– Final workshop: place and dates will be announced at a later stage.

* For the on-line submission, photos of the model/s should be included in the form of PDF file in A4 size with a sequence of 10 pics.

Jury
The jury for the second phase of the competition will be composed by the partners of the project and other invited professionals in the fields of architecture, archaeology and art to be confirmed.

Prizes, reimbursements and subsequent commissions
At the end of the second phase the 10 teams will be presenting their proposals.

The jury will evaluate all 10 proposals and award the following prizes:
· Location Norway first prize: 3000€.
· Location Italy first prize: 3.000€.
· Location Norway second prize: 2.000€.
· Location Italy second prize: 2.000€.

Refunds
– Traveling expenses refund will take place after the delivering of both train/flight tickets and boarding cards to the Partner responsible (NTNU for Falstad WS and POLIMI for Rome WS and for the Final Event)
– All groups selected for the second phase may obtain a refund of max 1.000€ each as a compensation for the expenses that this stage involves (see section_7, second stage). Reimbursements will only be made upon delivery of related receipts/invoices to responsible Partners (NTNU for Falstad WS and POLIMI for Rome): the refund will take place (after the opening of the final exhibition) upon delivering of receipts only concerning products related to the materials to be delivered.

Ownership of materials and rights to exhibit and publish
Results of the competition and the whole research process (from the Venice WS to final workshop) will be collected in a catalogue.
All participating groups applying to the ‘Call for applications’ formally accept to keep the authorship of their works, but give the organisation the right to use the material for any purpose connected to the dissemination of the process and the results of the workshops. The organisation reserves the right to use this material without any restriction or fee. (see section_14).

05. Workshop agenda


This workshop agenda is orientative and activities may change.

Day 1 (24th June_Mon.)
Morning

  • Arrival

Afternoon / evening

  • Welcome introduction
  • REcall project goals
  • Introduction of participants and individual teams

Day 2 (25th June_Tue.)
Morning

  • Tour through sites (all 5 groups together)

Afternoon

  • Seminar on Falstad
  • Question time (collective)

Day 3 (26th June_Wed.)
Morning

  • Workshop
  • Question time (face to face)

Afternoon

  • Lecture 01 (interdisciplinary pbl)
  • Workshop
  • Question time (collective)

Day 4 (27th June_Thu.)
Morning

  • Workshop
  • Question time (face to face)

Afternoon

  • Lecture 02 (archaeology)
  • Workshop
  • Question time (collective)

Day 5 (28th June_Fri.)
Morning

  • Workshop
  • Question time (face to face)

Afternoon

  • Trip to Trondheim (with panel discussion_art)

Day 6 (29th June_Sat.)
Morning

  • Workshop
  • Question time (face to face)

Afternoon

  • Closing session (10min. presentation from each group) open to locals (municipality)
  • Discussion
  • Technical meeting (explaining the submission requirements)

Evening

  • Closing event

Day 7 (30th June_Sun.)
Morning

  • Departure

 

 

WS Norway Jun 2013

24th-30th June 2013
Research by design activity aimed at envisioning projects in consistency with -the issues pointed out in the Call. Two-days visits to the case-study sites will provide direct knowledge of the project areas and identification of specific requirements suggested by the hosting institutions. The workshop activities will comprise teamwork, conferences, seminars, lectures and communications from local administration.

Specific objectives: 

  •  Expose the participants to the multidisciplinary and multicultural know-how of the involved partners.
  •  Promote the transnational mobility of participants.
  •  Promote intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue

Specific output:

  • Update on the workshops’ progresses and results on the dedicated blog of the project.

Other info:

Read about the sites and program of the event here.

See the competition winning proposals whose participants will participate in the workshops in Norway and Rome