Explorations in the Norwegian flag

6 workshops: Skøyen skole

  • Listing categories Workshops
  • Location / Region Norway/ Oslo
  • Date from 2016.01.18
  • Date to 2016.01.29

The workshops for 6th graders were a very important part of the series of explorations on the Norwegian flag. In Skøyen we developed one per class with the participation of 115 kids. Each day included diverse tasks, starting with a brief introduction to visual identity and national symbols across the history of the Norwegian flag, followed by definitions of attributes of identity for Norway and respective colors, both selected after a democratic process. Later on, we continued with individual tasks until arriving to a proposal for an own flag made with a collage after sketches . Thus, we explored on own identity, colors and symbols. The resulting flag could have been original ones, or one of the several official flags currently in use in the Kingdom. There were no restriction, nor suggestions. Each participant was also free to not do any flag at all.

The proposed flags were photographed while the participants talked about concepts behind each visual gesture.


• Skøyen skole, Oslo