The School of Constructed Environments and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons will be presenting Detour, a traveling exhibition documenting notable architecture and design along 18 Norwegian National Tourist Routes. The exhibition will be on view December 4 through January 19 at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. An opening lecture on December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, will feature architects involved in the project in a moderated discussion with School of Constructed Environments Dean Bill Morrish, and is free and open to the public.
Detour features photography and architectural models from Norway's National Tourist Routes Project, initiated by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, which encourages designers across the world to propose alternatives to the traditional tourist-route architecture. A centerpiece of the exhibition is a large viewing chamber that lets visitors peek inside at a film that winds along Norway's scenic roads and bike paths and explores in detail some of the projects.
Detour is a collaboration between the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Norsk Form—the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway with generous support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Innovation Norway. The exhibition is sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and presented in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
For more information, please visit the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center website.