The Unique Cultures of Iceland

The Unique Cultures of Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Iceland’s unique nature, closely-knit population, and enterprising spirit have all contributed to a dynamic, original cultural scene. From the ancient sagas to award-winning films, Icelanders are a generally writing, acting, composing, designing, painting, sculpting, and all-round creating bunch. Many locals have “creative” professions and of those who don’t, many sing in a choir, play an instrument, write poetry, design clothing, knit, or have another vent for their creative energy.

 
 

Design March

Reykjavik plays host to hundreds of openings, exhibitions, workshops and events spreading across the city from the harbour to the lava fields surrounding it. Starting with a day of international Design Talks, it showcases the best local creative scene, ranging from architecture to fashion, fonts, furniture and food design.

Icelandic Design

The exhibition Icelandic Contemporary Design features Icelandic furniture, product design and architecture. It paints a picture of a design nation in the making, spotlighting the characteristics of contemporary Icelandic design.

The Culture House

The Culture House is a venue for Icelandic national heritage in a nutshell. The operations mainly entail diverse exhibitions. Contracts are made with relevant institutions regarding short or long term exhibitions.

Harpa

Harpa is a brand new, state of the art Concert Hall and Conference Center, located by the Reykjavík harbour. The glass facade that gives it its special impression was designed by artist Ólafur Elíasson to evoke the idea of a glacier in the interplay of light.

Read more at http://www.iceland.is/arts-culture/

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