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For many, living in a time where graphs and statistics on the impending ecological crisis are ever-present, has led to either climate anxiety or climate agnosticism. In recent years, both art and academia has interrogated the notion, that an alternative methodology is necessary, to provide a more tangible understanding of the complex issues of the climate- and bio-diversity emergency.

On Thursday the 1st of December, The Nordic House invites you to join us for a symposium, where we will explore the role of the visual arts as one such methodology. Together with visual artist and artistic researcher Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir (she/her), curator, editor and project manager at Reykjavík Art Museum Becky Elizabeth Forsythe (she/her), visual artist, artistic researcher and head of the Department of Fine Art at Listaháskóli Íslands Bjarki Bragason (he/him), and visual artist Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (she/her), we discuss the unique potential that art and artistic approaches pose, as an entry-point for interaction with, and understanding of the natural world.

ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be held in English. The Auditorium and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are gender-neutral.

We’re in a learning process about access needs. If your access needs are not sufficiently met by the above provisions, please do reach out to and we can discuss how to best support your attending of this event.