ÞOLMÖRK

An IUA series of open lectures exploring the limits of creativity

 
This school year, of 2019 – 2020, the Iceland University of the Arts has decided to launch a new lecture series where all five departments of the university and the student council work collaboratively. The lecture series, which goes by the name Þolmörk, is an experiment to increase the synergy between various art forms and thereby creating an interdisciplinary discussion venue for students, faculty and all interested. 
 
The departments join forces with interesting and contrasting talkers that are related to the disciplines in different ways. A committee was formed from academic staff and project managers to shape Þolmörk, they came to the conclusion that the theme of the lecture series would be an attempt to explore and stretch the limits of creativity within the art forms. Therefore, all the lecturers are working artists or scholars that situate themselves on the edge of a particular field in their work. The hope is that with the lecture series the audience's horizon will be broadened, unexpected connections will be made and seeds will be sow in fertile, creative soil.
 
Þolmörk will happen once a month on Fridays at 12:15 - 13:00. The lectures will be in Lecture-hall A in the Department of Design and Architecture, Þverholt 11, unless other is stated. All are welcome while space allows. The lectures will be either in English or Icelandic, depending on the lecturer. 
 

Þolmörk Program*:

Friday the 11th of October
12:15 - 13:00
Krõõt Juurak and  Alex Bailey
Performing Arts
(in English)
 
Friday the 8th of November
12:15 – 13:00
Open House at the Iceland University of the Arts
The student council
 
Friday the 17th of January
12:15 – 13:00
Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter
Fine Art
(in Icelandic)
 
Friday the 14th of February
12:15 – 13:00
Bergur Ebbi
Design and Architecture
(in Icelandic)
 
Friday the 13th of March
12:15 – 13:00
Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir
Music
(in Icelandic)
 
Friday the 17th of April  
12:15 – 13:00
Nick Candy – Circus in Iceland
Arts Education
(in Icelandic)
 
 
We look forward to seeing you at Þolmörk! 
*The program is published subject to change