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The Graduates

The Graduates 2014 | Ágústa Sveinsdóttir

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Spiritualism, Craft and Waste is a series of projects realized by graduating students from the Product Design Department of Iceland Academy of the Art. The collection originates from a study of the contemporary role of the designer. It is a redefinition and revitalization of modern values: instead of focusing solely… Read more

Have It Together

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Students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts are thinking about what they are going to do after graduating and how they are going to keep in touch. A strong communicative flow can be a powerful tool to inspire people, and empower designers to be projects’ promoters. Networking becomes essential to create new… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | My Source of Inspiration

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Graduate students in design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts invited guests to explore their sources of inspiration through wunderkammers at their lovely little exhibition in the bike store Kría. Here are Julia’s snapshots from the event. Photos by Julia Schygulla    

The Graduates 2013 | Sólveig Gunnarsdóttir

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Sólveig Gunnarsdóttir is one of the BA-Architecture graduates 2013 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during the… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Arnar Þór Sigurjónsson

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Arnar Þór Sigurjónsson is a newly graduated BA in architecture from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Rósa Þórunn Hannesdóttir

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Rósa Þórunn Hannesdóttir is one of the BA-Architecture graduates 2013 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Yara Polana

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Graphic designer Yara Polana is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. God is a Black Woman is a spiritual fictional account of the creation of the universe. The story illustrates cultures and customs of some of the tribes that exist in her native Mozambique. It focuses on one… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Bethina Elverdam Nielsen


Fashion designer Bethina Elverdam Nielsen is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Inspired by the historical and dramatic changes of lifestyle and fashion of the early 20th century, when woman started to liberate themselves from the constricting clothes for the first time and openly embraced more comfortable styles like… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Elín Bríta


Product designer Elín Bríta is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Verndarbaugur constitutes a personal interpretation of the concept “amulet”. From early childhood I have been compelled to collect and believe in diminutive things: a small pebble, a clay object or a piece of string that… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Bergþóra Góa Kvaran

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Bergþóra Góa Kvaran is a 2013 BA-Architecture graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during the winter… Read more