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Wye block

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

ARCHITECTURE:
: short Film Festival

Two films about the Y-block have, in the shelter of the ongoing demolition, become both documentation of ideological oscillations 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, citing 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 Department building, the Y-block, is reputed to be 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 led away yesterday, including Ellen de Vibe, former director of the Oslo Planning and Building Agency. At the same time, the Y interior ended up in containers.

The pain, the uncertainty and the forgetfulness

Y-BLOCK::
The perspective of the Y-block's symbolic value has changed in the time since the demolition decision, without it becoming apparent to central politicians.

The Y-block: The tragedy of the nation

ARCHITECTURE::
Don't let our elected officials complete what the terrorist bomb failed.