Fantastic Norway has for the last year been working with the re-establishing of a political camp on the island of Utøya, the location of the massacre where 69 young people were killed on July 22nd 2011.
A central part of the project is a belfry. We have proposed to replace the traditional metal bell with one made out of wood. This refers to the central European tradition where wooden bells replaced cast metal church bells, before the Easter celebrations: In respect for – and in memory of their lost ones.
As part of the Venice Architectural Biennale 2012, the wooden bell was exhibited for the first time in Sverre Fehns beautiful pavilion.
(picture #3 by Nora Fossum)