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Radical Mobilities on Display

The Motorway Aesthetics of Postwar Oslo

Even Smith Wergeland

This article explores the 1965 Transport Analysis for Greater Oslo, a municipal planning document in which the routing of a large urban motorway through Oslo is richly illustrated in a series of drawings and prints. The images on display in the Transport Analysis were widely circulated in the mid- to late 1960s, thereby creating a mobile exhibition that reached a wide audience and connected with a number of other images. Through this circulation, the Transport Analysis became entangled in an intricate visual discourse that aestheticized urban motorways and linked up with radical currents in European postwar architecture. While the Transport Analysis has previously been interpreted quite narrowly, merely as the product of a pragmatic engineering mind-set, this article posits that one must move beyond the technocratic level to unravel its wider meanings.

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The Transfers/T2M Duo and the Evolution of the Reflection on Mobilities

The Textbook Case of the Historical Representations of the Paris Beltway

Mathieu Flonneau

motorway constructions. Ultimately, this automobile belt of the capital whose construction took place, as in a seesaw game, sometimes to the east and west, north and south, in successive sections open to traffic, was designed, not as an urban motorway

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Absence, Presence, and Mobility

A Landscape Approach to an Unfinished Tram Project

Tauri Tuvikene

-absence of Lapland and an urban motorway. Moreover, the movement through the snow was a demanding activity, though it became easier the more we skied along the same tracks. Eventually, when we got to the point where we were no longer merely exploring and