Explorations in the Norwegian flag

Workshop: Aspøy skole

An important part of the project is the workshops for 6th graders based in the country’s flag, and how this can be explored through the design in relation to openness, composition, visibility, tolerance and identity.

The workshop is based on several tasks. Explorations in ideas about the country and people’s identity and translating them to colors after a democratic selection process. But also individual tasks related to identity and colors. During the process, each participant can finish with a concrete proposal for their own flag made with a collage after exploring with sketches. This could be a new or one of the several official flags currently in use in the Kingdom.  The proposed flags were photographed while the participants talk about concepts behind. 

The first workshops for kids where arranged during spring 2014 in Oslo and continued in the fall after receiving a support by the Norwegian Art Council for visiting 8 other cities in the whole country. Second stage was in 2016 as part of a cultural program for schools called: “Den kulturelle skolesekken” by Oslo Commune.

During 2020 and until the third exhibition in 2021, more workshops are developed to cover all the current counties of Norway.


THANKS

• Aspøy skole, Ålesund