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Norsk Form - Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway

>works with design, architecture and urban area planning
>is an information- and project-based institution
>is an arena for interdisciplinary studies, innovation, debate and network-building in the fields of design and architecture.

By means of exhibitions, publications, conferences, evening meetings, study tours, award ceremonies, competitions, networks, workshops for children and adolescents, as well as through media initiatives and projects, Norsk Form aims to draw attention to and improve understanding of the importance of design and architecture.

Norsk Form is responsible for the Villa Stenersen building, as well as administration of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ grant scheme for design and architecture.

Norsk Form’s target group comprises professionals, authorities, schools and educational institutions, industry and the general public.

Norsk Form was established at the initiative of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture in December 1992. Norsk Form is a foundation governed by an executive board. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs appoints three of the board’s six members, while the remaining three board members are elected by the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, Professional advisory board - Architectural education and Professional advisory board - Education in Industrial Design.

Norsk Form has no administrative responsibility for government activities, but is involved in a wide range of projects in cooperation with both the public sector and private interests.

Norsk Form’s mission statement:
In a broad social perspective, the foundation Norsk Form will endeavour to raise the general understanding of the importance of architecture and design. The foundation will strive to achieve quality and innovation in the development of surroundings and products. The foundation will work to strengthen professional and interdisciplinary collaboration, disseminate knowledge and give advice to the general public, professionals, authorities, industry and educational institutions.

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