torstai 8. joulukuuta 2011


Marco Casagrande / Aalto University Environmental Art
Hans-Petter Bjørnådal / Post Industrial Meditation Camp
Jan Tyrpekl, Assistant Professor / Liberec University of Technology

SITE: Røssvatnet, Norway

TIME: 3.3. – 18.3.2012 including travels
- Active workshop days 5. – 16.3.
- Friday 16.3. GRAND OPENING PARTY!!! at the frozen lake.

AALTO GROUP SIZE: Anybody is welcome who manages to get to Mo I Rana, Norway on time.
- Rendezvous: Mo I Rana, Monday 5.3. at 10 am / Train Station


a. Norwegian or other cheap flight from Helsinki to Oslo, from Oslo to Trondheim and train/ flight to Mo I Rana. Maybe some more clever connections exist.

b. Boat to Stockholm. Train to Trondheim. Train to Mo I Rana. Nice & easy.

c. Car to Stockholm with boat. Drive to Umeå (513 km). Drive to Mo I Rana 400 km.

Depending on the interest I can take 6 students + backpacks to Land Rover Defender and drive it to Mo I Rana. It can be slightly painful. In case the car explodes, we will continue with bus/train.

We can talk the travelling details over depending on the interest to the Workshop.


The idea is to travel to Røssvatnet Lake near Mo I Rana in Norway for a two weeks intensive workshop.

Each student will build a personal movable nomad construction as a personal ice-fishing shelter and aurora observatory. The lake is full of fish including trout and arctic char. The lake is also famous for its auroras. Together the student structures will form a nomad city.

It will be arctic conditions: cold and windy with possible snow blizzards. The student’s shelter will represent the student’s relationship with the surrounding nature, spirit and time on ice. Surviving is just the start in order to find beauty.

The local community will provide the students tourist huts for sleeping and assist in getting construction materials in case needed.

Røssvatnet (Southern Sami: Reevhtse) is a lake and reservoir in the municipalities of Hattfjelldal and Hemnes in Nordland county, Norway. It has been the site of human occupation since the Stone Age. Its area of 219 square kilometres (85 sq mi) makes it the second largest lake in Norway by surface area. Without the dam which has regulated the lake since 1957, it would be 190 square kilometres (73 sq mi) and the third largest lake in Norway. Its depth is 240 metres (790 ft), its volume is estimated at about 15 cubic kilometres (3.6 cu mi), and its surface elevation is 374 metres (1,227 ft) above sea level.

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