The Nordic House Greenhouse

One day Pop-Up Exhibition 11:00-18:00

Discussion with the artists at 16.30-18:00


Northern Bumbling is a joint Nordic art, design, and research network with artists from Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Using the public greenhouse and the surrounding wetlands at the Nordic House as a model for a shared multi-species space, the participants will present recent work in progress.

The event is in English and participation is free of charge. Everyone is welcome!

Thomas Pausz (Iceland) is continuing his research on Animal Architecture, imagining crossovers between the modernism of Alvar Aalto, the architect of the Nordic House, and the building methods of specific insect species.

Erik Sjödin (Sweden) is immersing himself in the context of beekeeping in Iceland and will present material gathered during recent field trips in Iceland.

Marius Presterud (Norway) will present work from his ‘Nature as History’ series, using the Northern marches surrounding Oslo as a springboard for speculative interventions.

The network focuses on humans precarious relationships with other species, in particular in the Nordic region. Through the combined efforts of the participants art, research, and design practices, the network wishes to explicate current states of affairs, and explore ways of multi-species living in cold climates, for futures that alternates from the bumbling present.

The Northern Bumbling network, and the individual work of the participants in the project, is supported by Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point and the Swedish-Icelandic Co-operation Fund.

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