SUMMER WORKSHOP IN ICELAND 2014 – UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND – ICELAND ACADEMY OF THE ARTS – ÍSLENSKI BÆRINN – UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN – HÁSKÓLAFÉLAG SUÐURLANDS – PRESENT:
A R C H A I S M , A M N E S I A
A N D A N A R C H Y I N / O F
A R C H I T E C T U R E
LEVEL: BA / MA
CREDITS: 10 ECTS
The workshop intends to explore traditions and appropriation of ideas of sustainability, heritage and energy with leading thinkers and experts,
in the exotic and extreme setting of Iceland.Participants get hands-on experience with basic natural building materials – turf, stone, clay, wind and water – in the context of critical theory.We engage in dialogue with experts, examine the tactile qualities of various materials from the point of view of the participants´ own experiences, background and notions of sustainability, recycling and contemporary architectural and three-dimensional practice and possibilities. Participants will also experience the unique Icelandic setting in terms of geography, climate, natural energy, history and society through fieldwork and excursions.