As one of Europe’s fastest growing cities this decade, Oslo is buzzing with energy from new neighbourhoods and cutting-edge food, to design, fashion and art scenes. Captivating landmarks like the Opera House, the Astrup Fearnley Museum and Barcode are changing the face of the city, and Oslo maintains its refreshing closeness to nature that few other capitals can match.
Nestled between the Oslofjord and forested hills, Oslo was named European Green Capital 2019 for its dedication to conserving natural areas and reducing pollution. The compact city centre is easy and safe to explore on foot or by bike, and the efficient public transport system makes the entire city accessible without a car.
Oslo’s restaurant scene is diverse and constantly evolving with new, innovative kitchens – many of them with a fresh approach to Norwegian ingredients and food traditions. This attitude has led to international praise and is also central to the city’s celebrated cocktail and coffee cultures.
Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is home to many of the country’s most prestigious cultural institutions. First-rate opera, ballet and theatre performances are presented throughout the year, and art lovers can see famous works at The National Museum and The Munch Museum and browse through the city’s numerous galleries. Oslo’s vibrant and cutting-edge creative scene has manifested itself, among other things, in numerous distinctions in the European Design Awards.
This year, our Awards ceremony is going to take place on the 2nd of June 2018 in Oslo. It will be preceded by a series of very interesting events, curated by Grafill, the interest organisation for those studying or working within the field of visual communication in Norway. More details on the subject will be announced shortly.
Find out more about this year’s ED-Festival on Grafill’s official website.