DesignMarch for the future
DesignMarch is just around the corner but the festival will take over Reykjavík from 3rd to 7th May. This year's program contains around 100 exhibitions and 120 events. It's therefore safe to say that everyone should find something of their interest.
Wondering about the future? Here are a few events that tackle the future in different ways.
Into the universe of technical images
The screens of Hafnartorg Gallery will be turned into a digital gallery during DesignMarch where six designers and artist will take turns exhibiting their digital artworks. The works open windows to this world and force us to stare into the abyss of our present to see if we can find the contours of our common future.
Investing in design
Brief presentations and panel discussion about funding. The aim is to create a platform to highlight the importance of investing in design and the opportunities involved. Why should we invest in design and what funding avenues are open to designers?
Experienced individuals from the design and finance sectors share their vision, answer questions and participate in discussions about this important topic. Speakers and participants are: Anders Färdig, CEO Design House Stockholm, Sigurður Þorsteinsson, Chief Design Officer, Design Group Italia, Ragna Margrét Guðmundsdóttir, Pikkoló, Helga Árnadóttir, CEO, Tulipop og Helga Valfells, Crowberry Capital. Snorri Másson, broadcast journalist, moderates the event.
Discussions will be in English and hosted in Landsbankinn’s new headquarters at Reykjastræti 6. Registration is required, as attendance is limited.
In today’s society, people are spending more time in the digital world and on mobile devices, which is causing them to move further away from nature. However, technology can also bring people closer to nature and provide unprecedented experiences. The exhibition display unique 21st. century pottery-like objects made from local natural Icelandic materials in combination with recycled and non-recycled plastic. Objects such as vases, pots and design objects made with 21st-century tools – 3D printing, AI and advances in material science..
Lækjartorg NOW AND THEN
Lækjartorg NOW AND THEN takes passers-by thorugh the life of the square in a graphic way, from the aquares birth to the future. The exhibition takes place in Pósthússtræti next to Austurvöllur.