Ny Offentlig Norsk Ordbok

Collaboration with Ida Uvaas, Hild Borchgrevink, Linn Lervik

Galleri Seilduken

2016 - Ongoing

Language is a tool to communicate and share. A vocabulary is a dynamic public space which changes through time according to its users.

In the field of art and public space a lot of the literature, discourse and thus vocabulary is in English. As students writing our thesis we could clearly feel the lack of Norwegian vocabulary in the field. We therefor started to search for words missing in the Norwegian vocabulary, words like "research", "site" and "artivism". During the exhibition we invited people to suggest new words and alternative translations to expand the Norwegian vocabulary. Our aim is to collect them to make a glossary, "ordliste".