The Roma Embassy


The Roma Embassy, 2012

The Roma Embassy was initiated and built by FFB (The collective project: For a denser concentration of the city) and was a temporary cultural house for the Roma population of Norway in a central city centre of Oslo. The Embassy hosted a two long week cultural event program with historical seminars, language courses, filmscreenings, foodtastings, parties etc. An important purpose of the project was to address the Roma peoples need for a cultural house in Oslo, a cause they have been working to get for years.

The project was a collaboration with FFB, the Norwegian Roma organisations; (Romani Kultura, Den norske Romforening, Norsk Rombefolkning, Sjuvlliano Kerr, International Roma union representative in Norway), The Roma initiative,The norwegian Musem of Cultural History, the photographer Anne-Stine Johnsbråten, the filmmaker Lowri Rees and radiOrakel a feminist radiostation.