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In Transit Studio: Oslo Files

This booklet is about the Oslo cases of the In Transit Studio portfolio. The In Transit Studio is part of the EUIndia Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP)-funded research project Displacement, Placemaking and Wellbeing in the City (DWELL), which compares case studies in India, Finland, Norway, and the UK. Three different neighborhoods with high numbers of immigrants in outer-east Oslo have been selected from the Studio project collection; Tøyen (In Transit 2), Holmlia (In Transit 4), and Stovner (In Transit 5) have been used as cases for discussing urban inclusion in the Norwegian context. Additionally, the overall emergency preparedness of Oslo and how contingency planning relates to urban planning was studied at the peak of the lockdown in Oslo during the COVID-19 pandemic (In Transit 6). The studio has worked with grassroots organizations and residents in all districts and with organizations engaged in service provision in different ways: operators of asylum and reception centers, the municipality of Oslo, and the Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) are a few examples. While the scope and thematic focus has varied between the different semester courses, each academic semester has followed the same structure: a research phase, called an urban profiling analysis, followed by a project proposal phase.
Breivik-Khan, H. (Ed.)., Selmer-Olsen, T., & Son, B., & Lucas, P.(2021). In Transit Studio: Oslo Files. Oslo : AHO Available: https://intransit.aho.no/published/in-transit-studio-oslo-files