Conversation at Blönduós /CIRRUS
Iceland University of the Arts
Teacher: Birta Fróðadóttir
Number of available places:1-2
Level: BA (MA students are welcome to apply also)
Location: Reykjavik and Blönduós.
Organised by: LHI
Teaching period: January 6 – 17, 2020
Recently, the Icelandic Textile Residency and the Knowledge Centre in Blönduós were joined at the Icelandic Textile Centre in the old Women School on the banks of the river Blanda. In this course, students travel to Blönduós and stay in the Women’s School for five days while working on ideas for the environment and the current school facilities. The school facilities are comprised of the old Women School building from 1912, a set of detached houses and a long stretch of sheds.
How can spaces be rethought and better used? How can the activities taking place there, be projected into the community in Blönduós? Students work in pairs, developing suggestions for the rethinking of spaces on the one hand and connecting the activities with the municipality on the other, before presenting their suggestions to both the administrators of the intuition as well as the people in the community.
In the second week students process and collect the suggestions at the IUA in Þverholt. This course is open to students from all departments of the University of the Arts. The project springs from an actual request from the Icelandic Textile Centre and their wish is for the suggestions to instigate a discussion about innovation and future development of the institution.
Arrangement: Stay in Blönduós for four nights from January 6-10. The Icelandic Textile Centre offers free accommodation with a shared kitchen. Students make their own travel arrangements, there and back again, either in private cars or with Strætó, the bus service. Express students must book and pay for their accommodation in Reykjavík (1st night upon arrival and last night before departure).
Rendezvous in the Women School in Blönduós on Monday, January 6 at 13.00.
How to apply
Please submit your application and motivation statement no later than 24th November 2019.
Click here to enter the online application.
Students who have been successful with their application, can find information about grant practicalities here: https://cirrus.artun.ee/mobility-for-students/