Hugarflug February 15th - 16th 2019

Open call for proposals for Hugarflug – the Iceland University of the Arts annual conference  which will be held for the ninth time February 15-16 2019.
The conference is a platform for professional and critical debates about the creation of knowledge in and through arts and culture which emphasizes the diversity that characterizes the approaches, methods and mediations in this field.
Teachers and students of the IUA as well as other artists, designers and scholars are encouraged to send their proposals, but one of the main aims of the conference is offering a save space where open questions can be asked, experimentations can unfold and works in process can be presented. 


This year we especially encourage the submitting of proposals that are related to the theme body/embodiment.
The theme can be interpreted very broadly and calls for diverse approaches, but amongst the questions this theme could call for are:
In what manner is the body a source of knowledge, what is its role in our knowing and being in the world?
What are the relations between human, animal and plant bodies?
What are the relations between the body and technology?
What are the relations between the inner and outer perception of the body?
However, the call is not limited to this theme and proposals unrelated to the theme are welcome.
We encourage participants to use diverse methods and mediums to find an appropriate from for their contribution.  Contributions 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/conversation) or a discussion (panel, round table, workshop).
Participants are also especially encouraged to send in proposals for seminars or events around a theme where more than one contribution is intertwined into one whole.
Proposals should include:
• Names, titles and email addresses of the participants.
• Description of the proposed contribution (300 words) including a title, length (30, 60, 90 or 120 min), description of the topic, approach and methods.
• Short text about the participants (50-100 words each).
In the case of proposals for whole seminars or events a description of the seminar/event as well as descriptions of each contribution should be included.
The deadline is November 26th, 2018 and proposals should be sent to hugarflug [at]
The conference takes place in the IUA in Laugarnesvegur 91.
Conference committee:
Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir
Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir
Garðar Eyjólfsson
Hildur Bjarnadóttir
Þorbjörg Daphne Hall
Project Manager: Ólöf Hugrún Valdimarsdóttir