Hugarflug 2022 - Collective Care

Hugarflug, annual research conference at IUA will be held 22nd - 23rd of September. 

Pogram and information on participants can be found at
Open for all and free entry at the Iceland University of the Arts, Laugarnesvegur 91. 

Opening Ceremony will be held Thursday September 22nd at 4 - 6 PM 



Hugarflug, annual research conference at IUA will be held 23rd September 2022

At the last Hugarflug conference in February 2021, students, teachers and practicing artists, designers, architects and scholars reflected on the various turning points the world was up against. Topics such as the pandemic, climate crisis and actions against racial discrimination were presented during a week-long online conference under the heading of Vendipunktur – Turning Point. 

A year and a half later we are still at a turning point of these same challenges, in addition to a disastrous war in Europ, inflicted by Russia´s invasion into Ukraine. These are unstable times, but we seek to understand what lies ahead. We aare faced with the urgent need to take care of our communities and the environment, to nurture the fundamental values that best serve society as a whole as well as each individual. How do we best secure solidarity against tyranny and for peace and justice? What are those values? Where do we go from here – together as a collective whole including nature and the species that constitute our ecosystem – towards an inclusive world?

At Hugarflug 2022 we would like to reflect on how each person belongs to one or more collective wholes. How each experience and action relates to a larger context. How we constantly flow and shift instead of standing still. How we seek to embrace rather than stand alone. How we are faced with the possibility that no single individual will ever be capable of bringing forth a solution, but instead, that the solution depends on the power of the collective, now and for the future ahead. In Iceland, we have a saying: “No one is an island” (“Enginn er eyland”), which informs the theme of Hugarflug 2022: Collective Care.