Hugarflug - February 8th - 9th 2018

This year's Hugarflug on artistic and design research is primarily concerned with how to make a conference platform that is truly representative of the staff and students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, as well as the wider art and design fields. As such, no title or theme. This means, a cross-disciplinary art and design conference at IAA that is committed to actively encouraging and supporting the staff and students of the academy, as well as those working in the field, to turn up, to share their questions, knowledge and practices, and entangle themselves in the work of others.
A conference that is focused on exploring the ways in which the full diversity of the art and design fields of Iceland can discover, listen and learn from each other – through shared thinking, playing and experimenting together. 
As such, we are interested to hear from art and design workers that would like to share their questions, research and practises within the frame of this conference. 
We encourage the full diversity of formats – and especially encourage potential contributors to think about how their format of choice can encourage significant encounters of shared thinking and learning between the contributor and the attending audience. Potential contributors might, for example, propose to give a talk, a workshop, a round table discussion, screen videos, take us on a walking talk, host dinner discussions, stage dialogues in hot tubs, opening up their studio, installing an exhibition, or something else. 
Lengths of contributions could be anything from 10 to 60 minutes – and can take the form of a material / visual presentation (exhibition, site-specific installation, visual communication, screening), a performance (intervention, happening, performance), a talk (lecture, Pecha Kucha, self-interview) or a discussion (panel, round table, workshop). In each case, please specify the scope and subject of your proposed contribution, the spatial needs and preferred length, as well as any technical or equipment requests you have.  
We want to hear from you if you are a student, an early or mid-career art or design worker, or a veteran of your field. Come with your proposals for contributions – your knowledge, questions and insight – as well as your wonder, criticality, listening and capacity for thinking with others. 
Any production cost is not covered by the conference, nor is travel or accommodation fees for participants from overseas. 
Submission: Please submit proposals including name, title and email address, to hugarflug [at]
Submission deadline is January 8, 2018.
Conference Venue: Departments of Fine Art and Arts Education (Laugarnesvegur 91, Reykjavik). 
About Hugarflug: Hugarflug is an annual conference on artistic research organized by Iceland Academy of the Arts. The conference is an important platform for a critical discussion on artistic research and knowledge creation, drawing on a wide array of approaches, methods, subjects and forms of dissemination in this emerging field. One of its core aims is to offer a safe space for open-ended questions, experimental processes and uncertain research results. 
Further info 
Conference Committee 
Alexander Roberts, Dept. of Performing Arts, committee chair 
Bjarki Bragason, Dept. of Fine Art 
Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir, Dept. of Arts Education 
Thomas Pausz, Dept. of Design and Architecture 
Þorbjörg Daphne Hall, Dept. of Music