Hugarflug February 14th 2020

Open call for proposals for Hugarflug, 9th annual conference of the Iceland University of the Arts, that takes place February 14th, 2020.  
The conference is a platform for professional and critical debates about the creation of knowledge in and through all fields of arts and culture, emphasising the diversity that characterises the approaches, methods and mediations in those fields.  
Teachers and students of the IUA as well as other practicing artists, designers and scholars are encouraged to send their proposals.
One main aim of the conference is offering a save space where open questions can be asked, experimentations can unfold and works in progress can be presented.  

This year we call for proposals related to the theme NARRATIVES  

The theme can be interpreted very broadly and calls for diverse approaches, but amongst the questions this theme could raise are:  
What are narratives? 
What are the roles of narratives in contemporary societies? 
In what ways do different people within different artistic and creative fields approach narratives?  
What narratives dominate / What narratives are sidelined? 
What would anti-narratives or alternative narratives be? 
What about narratives that clash with our systems and ways of seeing the world?  
How are narratives communicated beyond language?  
What are narratives in historical and cross-cultural contexts? 
What are the relationships of narratives to technology and science, production and media, progess and social conflicts, problems and their solutions? 
What kind of narratives do we tell about ourselves and others? 
Must there always be a narrative? 
We encourage participants to use diverse methods and media 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), a talk (lecture, Pecha Kucha, self-interview/conversation) or a discussion (panel, round table, workshop). 
Participants are 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 (max. 300 words) including a title, length (30, 60, 90 or 120 min.), description of the topic, approach and methods as well as special spatial and/or technical requirements (we will make an effort to meet these needs within reasonable limits).  
*Short text about the participants (max. 50-100 words for each).  
Proposals for whole seminars or events should include both; a description of the seminar/event and descriptions of each contribution. 
Deadline is November 25th 2019 and proposals should be sent to hugarflug [at]  
The conference takes place at Iceland University of the Arts, Laugarnesvegur 91, 105 Reykjavík in Iceland on February 14, 2020.  
Conference committee:  
Marteinn Sindri Jónsson (Chair) 
Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir 
Ingimar Ólafsson Waage 
Jesper Pedersen 
Páll Haukur Björnsson 
Ólöf Hugrún Valdimarsdóttir (Project Manager)