CUT: Collective thoughts

Free entry

On Saturday 19 November a group of artists, musicians, designers, architects and scholars will gather at the Nordic House to offer a varied program throughout the day. Participation is open to all.

The program starts with a walk at 11:00 AM from the clearing by the entrance to the Nordic House and visitors are encouraged to dress according to the weather. The walk raises questions about places and spaces in the urban landscape and ends back at the Nordic House where hot soup will be on offer in the clearing.

The program continues at 1:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Nordic House with an introduction to the South Iceland Biennale. Symposium and discussions focus on the arts and how interdisciplinary approaches can meet the challenges of our time which are varied and numerous: sustainability, energy use, globalization, innovation, global warming, the imbalance of power and economy.

The symposium is concluded with light refreshments and informative discussions about the role and methods of art in meeting the future.

11.00 – 13.00 Participatory walk from the Nordic House

13.00 – 13.30 Soup in the clearing next to the Nordic House

13.30 – 14.00 Introduction to the South Iceland Biennale Manifesto SIB

14.00 – 16.00 Expansion – Symposium

Input from Guests:

Johanna Seeleman, designer

Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, philosopher

Gudrún Havsteen-Mikkelsen, designer

Óskar Örn Arnórsson, architect

Moderator: Garðar Eyjólfsson

16.00 – 17.00 Salon and discussions

South Iceland Biennale (SIB) is a live-art venue for sharpening our focus on humanity’s relationship to nature and the environment at a precarious time. SIB involves creating a platform involving the arts, design and architecture disciplines for multidisciplinary discussions on ways to meet the future. Annual events are held in the south of Iceland, at the edge of the highlands where culture and nature collide. Space is created for creative dialogue with focus on care to society, the environment, and the uncertainty that now confronts humanity.

The program is supported by Iceland Visual Arts Fund.