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Wye block

Short film program about the Y-block and the vulnerability of architecture

: short Film Festival

ARCHITECTURE: Two films about the Y-block have, under the cover of the ongoing demolition, become both documentation of ideological fluctuations and mourning hymns over a lost time.

The parliament voted against postponing the demolition of the Y-block

Y-BLOCK: "The seminar must end", said Nicolai Astrup (H) in the Storting today, referring to the fact that the Y-block must now be fully discussed. MODERN TIMES follows the fate of the Y-block.

Y-block in infinity light

ARCHITECTURE: The state ministry building, the Y-block, has a reputation for being the ugliest building in Oslo. It has been hated for its brutalist aesthetics. But how much do we, or the state itself, really know about the construction and thinking behind the Y-block?

Arrested and put on smooth cell for Y block

Y-BLOCK: Five protesters were taken away yesterday, among them Ellen de Vibe, former director of Oslo's planning and building department. At the same time, the Y interior ended up in containers.

The pain, the uncertainty and the forgetfulness

Y-BLOCK: The perspective on the symbolic value of the Y-block has changed in the time since the demolition decision, without it having dawned on key politicians.

The Y-block: The tragedy of the nation

ARCHITECTURE: Do not let our elected representatives complete what the terrorist bomb failed to do.