The South of North network acts as a shared arena for the participating teams to compare, analyze and discuss their work together. The exhibition documents the lessons learned from the projects and aims to distribute the gained knowledge further.

The exhibition presents the work of 12 young Nordic architecture offices, who all have realized projects in developing environments. The exhibition presents a Nordic perspective to a globally growing phenomenon: emerging architectural practices committing to global issues related to ecological and social sustainability.

The South of North teams aim to involve the local communities and employ the use of local and traditional architectural techniques and customs during the planning and construction process. Trying to achieve positive social impact through design and architecture is not an easy task. Honest discussion about relevance and true impact of the work as well as of successes and failures is crucial.