Sustainability in Nordic Design

Sustainability in Nordic Design

Seminar and workshops at the Nordic House Feb 2. 

In connection with the exhibition, Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today, the Nordic House will arrange a full-day program on February 2nd (Thursday) focusing on design, sustainability and the needs of the future.



The program language is English.


8:00-8:30, house opens, coffee in lobby

8:30-13:15, seminar: Sustainability in Nordic Design

13:15-14:00, break

14:00-16:00, workshop: Teaching sustainability – educating next generation of change makers (max 20). Lead by Mette Sindet Hansen from INDEX: Awards.

14:00-16:00, curators´talk: Exhibition design – new agendas and new media (max 30)

16:00-17:00, guided tour of the exhibition Century of the Child and refreshments

There is a 2,500 ISK confirmation fee for the seminar (1,000 ISK for students). Those who have confirmed participation on can register for the workshop or curators´talk on a first-come first-serve basis. To register, fill in your name, email and event name during step 2 in the payment process.
Juliet Kinchin (UK/USA), Curator at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA NY)

Speakers (alphabetic order):
Aidan O’Connor (USA), Curator and former Director for Strategic Initiatives at AIGA
Anne Louise Sommer (DK), Director of Designmuseum Danmark and former Rector of the Danish School of Design
Birgitta Steingrímsdóttir and Heiðdís Inga Hilmarsdóttir (IS), winners of the Icelandic Student Innovation Prize 2016
Elisabet V. Ingvarsdottir (IS), Designer og Design Historian
Garðar Eyjólfsson (IS), Director of Studies in Product Design at the
Icelandic Academy of the Arts
Gréta Hlöðversdóttir (IS), CEO of As We Grow, winner of the Icelandic Design Award 2016
Gudni Elisson (IS), Professor at the University of Iceland, founder
Mette Sindet Hansen (DK), Director, Strategy & Partnerships at INDEX: Design to Improve Life

Moderators from the Icelandic Academy for the Arts, Department of Design and Architecture:
Sigrun Alba Sigurdardottir, Assistant Professor and Programme Director in Theory
Thomas Pausz, Designer and Adjunct Lecturer in Product Design
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Designer and Professor in Product Design

The programs is held in collaboration with Iceland Design Center and Dept. of Design and architecture at Iceland Academy for the Arts.

For further information contact:

Tel: 551-7030

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