Synthesizing sustainability – Art, science, and knowledgesharing

16.00 - 18.00

Synthesizing Sustainability – A Dialogue Between Arts and Science on Sustainability

Welcome to the event series Synthesizing Sustainability this October and November. A vibrant dialogue will be held by representatives from the arts and science sectors on how these fields can collaborate and work synchronically towards a sustainable future.

All who are interested are encouraged to attend, experience and participate in this dialogue.

The Institute for Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland and The Nordic House are the hosts of the events.

The scenario:
We are at crossroads. Climate change and loss of biodiversity are threatening our future existence, and our work this decade will be essential to how the future plays out. The creative fields have great influential powers in our societies and play an important role when communicating new concepts and knowledge. They are driving forces in all social and cultural paradigm shifts and societal awakening. Therefore, it is important to inspire to an open and fruitful dialogue between science and art. These fields should support each other, exchange ideas, collaborate to communicate knowledge and together seek for innovative solutions.

The third event in the series will be held in English, the two first ones in Icelandic.


  • Panel discussion
  • After the event, there will be an opportunity to mingle and enjoy refreshments

The art exhibition Time Matter Remains Trouble  in the Nordic House art gallery, Hvelfing, will be open until late evening on the October 28. and November 25. We warmly recommend guests to experience the exhibition, as the theme is connected to the link between man and nature.

With participation of:

Myrra Leifsdóttir – Visual artist and employee of the Institute of Sustainability Studies at the University of Iceland

Unnur Björnsdóttir – LÁN, art student, young environmentalist and visual artist

Ida Karólína Harris – LÁN, young environmentalist

Skúli Skúlason – Biologist, professor at the Hólar University and specialist at the Museum of Natural History of Iceland

Atería – Music performance

Ólafur Páll Jónsson – Philosopher and professor at the school of education at the University of Iceland

Moderator: Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, actress and student in environmental and resource science at the University of Iceland

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