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Cultural Heritage – A Source of Dispute and inspiration in design, Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhús, Thursday, October 18, 8 PM

In the past few years, references to the Icelandic cultural heritage have become more and more common in Icelandic design. But questions have been raised, and people don’t seem to agree on its uses: Who owns the heritage? Can it be used as a brand? How can or should “the priceless cultural heritage of ours” be handled and commercialized?
These are some of the questions addressed in the panel discussion, organized by Iceland Design Centre lecture series in collaboration with The Iceland Academy of the Arts and The Reykjavík Art Museum.

– Egill Viðarsson, MA in Folklore
– Halla Helgadóttir, managing director, Iceland Design Centre
– Sunneva Hafsteinsdóttir, managing director, Craft and Design
– Lovísa Jónsdóttir, IP attorney, founding partner of Tego IP Consulting
– Bergþóra Guðnadóttir, founder, designer, Farmers Market

Ólöf Gerður Sigfúsdóttir, Director of Research Service Centre at the Iceland Academy of the Arts moderates the discussion.
The panel discussion will be held in Icelandic.
Entrance is free and open to all.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.20.2015