One fine day, all this will be yours.
print, balloon, Kunstpalais Erlangen 2010
If someone gave you the promise: “One fine day, all this will be yours”, would you trust it? Or would you insist on getting it black on white? On the future grounds of the newly developed district of Bjørvika in Oslo’s harbor area the city gave a promise. It’s the promise of free access to public space and communality connoted in the term allmenning, common lands. Seven areas, drafted as seven fingers of an outreaching hand, are designated as common lands. The intervention "One fine day, all this will be yours." marked those commons with a giant helium balloon.
photo: Erich Malter