Far-out Voices


Graham Stevens, Desert Cloud, 1972. Courtesy Graham Stevens / © Archive photographique FRAC Centre, Orléans

Nasjonal Musseet Oslo, Norway, until 02 March 2014.
On offer is a selective insight into the pioneering origins of ‘green design’, revealing links between current notions of sustainability and the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s and 70s. Far-out Voices acts as a point of entry into the works and thinking of some of the early advocates of alternative architecture and technology, who experimented with sustainable design long before it became a buzzword. Built around a series of documentary interviews, DIY manuals, photographic documentation, and ephemera linked to the work of inventors, architects, designers and others, a legacy of direct action and experimentation driven by a desire for autonomy from the state and its infrastructures, is retraced