Edible Oslo

Norway’s capital city Oslo is placed between two large and diverse organic landscapes—the fjord and the forest. These biotopes represent an important and underused resource of the city. Like many other cities, Oslo is full of edible plants and species that, for different reasons, are not harvested, eaten or used for other purposes, but are forgone into unexploited cycles. Edible Oslo’s agenda is to unveil the hidden potential of its fauna and flora, and to connect them into a growing network of urban food producers. Combining botanical art and mapping, the installation records the edible creatures of Oslo as well as local plant production, showing an original portrait of the city.