Hugarflug February 8th - 9th 2018

This year's Hugarflug on art and design research presents a conference platform that is truly representative of the staff and students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, as well their wider art and design networks. This cross-disciplinary art and design conference at IAA has been committed to actively encouraging and supporting the staff and students of the academy, as well as those working in the field, to turn up, to share their questions, knowledge and practices, and entangle themselves in the work of others. This conference, as such, will bare the fruits of that commitment – supporting this diversity of voices to enter into an intersectional dialogue with each other.
Simply put, through a combination of talks, panels, reading groups and performances, Hugarflug 2018 provides an intersectional platform designed to support participants to share questions, practices and research – to discover, listen and learn from each other – on the terms of their work and research.
Additionally, the cross-disciplinary Hugarflug committee for 2018 has put together a selection of commissioned contributions for this year’s conference that – in different ways – seek to further extend this year’s focus on intersectionality by giving platforms to bodies, voices and perspectives that otherwise often remain beyond the reach and attention of the current activities of the Academy.
The conference takes place at the IAA Fine Art and Arts Education departments in Laugarnesvegur 91, 104 Reykjavik.
Hugarflug 2018 committee
Alexander Roberts – Committee Chair and Assistant Professor in the Performing Arts Department
Bjarki Bragason – Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department
Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir – Assistant Professor in the Arts Education Department
Thomas Pausz – Assistant Professor in the Design Department
Þorbjörg Daphne Hall – Assistant Professor in the Music Department
Ólöf Hugrún Valdimarsdóttir – Project Manager of Hugarflug: