Cities are perhaps humankind's greatest creation. They evolve out of the constant interplay of people and their environment. They consist of both visible elements, such as buildings and the urban landscape, and those that cannot be seen, such as history, human interactions and the flow of information.

Although maps do not provide the true picture of a city, they do give an indication of its character. Exhibiting maps of European capitals and the largest cities in the United Sates, side by side, offers a perspective that cannot be found on Google Maps, in books, or even through travel.

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Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon takes care of the guide and chat at the exhibition The museum on the wrong side with Einar Thorsteinn in the Icelandic Design Museum on Saturday 2 March at. 13. Goddur interviewed Einar while he was alive and few who knew his life and work better.

The exhibition is a registration project that has been in the Design Museum in recent months and is soon to be completed.

Einar Thorsteinn was a pioneer in geometric research and a specialist in multi-function studies. He was ahead of his time in terms of ideas for sustainability, according to the bubble houses he designed and built in the 1980s. One is best described as a true restorer. He worked for a long time with the artist Ólafur Elíasson, among other things in the design of the glass cover of the Harpa Concert Hall.

Admission to the museum is valid.

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The Design Museum of Iceland and Creative Workshop And Anti Matter offer a cake party on Saturday 23 February at 15:00. The couple Baldur and Þórey from And Anti Matter will be on the spot and pour coffee along with Áslaug Snorradóttir's food adventure woman. There are heavenly vegan cakes available from Lára Colatrella in the Bean of Comparable And Anti Matter Sculptures. The cakes are made from sculpture works from & AM that will be sold in the invitation.

Free for the event. We look forward to seeing you!

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Jennifer Barrett will give a guided tour around the exhibition Behind the Scenes With Einar Þorsteinn at Saturday the 16th of february. As part of her museum studies at the University of Iceland Jennifer has been working as an intern at the Design Museum getting to know Einar Þorsteinn through the work he left behind. We would say that their relationship is a match made in heaven.

Entrance fee to the museum applies.

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In relation to the exhibition, Behind the scenes with Einar Þorsteinn, the Design Museum will offer a drawing workshop on friday the 9th of Februar. The lighting designers from Myrkraverk will convert the exhibition space into a play of shadows. Equipped with drawing tools and the guidance of the artists Baldur Björnsson and Brynja Björnsdóttir participants can capture the beautiful often complicated shapes reflected from Einar´s work. It is an opportunity to get to know Einar´s (1942-1914) work and the possibilities that he leaves behind for us to discover and enjoy.

The workshops start at 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 og 22:00.

Free of charge

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The architect Paolo Gianfrancesco will give a talk about the golden ratio saturday the 26th of January. The talk is given in relation to our current filing project of the work of Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson, who was an architect, a great mathematician and many other things.

The talk will be in english and is free of charge.

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A small market in collaboration with the designers Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir and Snæfríð Þorsteins will be held on Saturday, January 26th at. 13-15 in the Icelandic Design Museum. In the market, RIFDAGATAL will be introduced, which they have designed and sold in recent years, along with more structured products called CONTROL CABLES.

There are also books available from the book club Angustúra, but the books were nominated for the Icelandic Design Prize last year. A book is a lifelong form and challenge for designing a book that requires it to be recorded and read. The books are in high quality, they are from all over the world and open windows into the world.

While on the market, a 20% discount is offered on the works of Snæfríðar and Hildigunnar.

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Guðmundur Oddur will give a guided tour around the exhibiton. The guided tour will be in Icelandic.

Einar Þorsteinn was a pioneer in geometric research and the use of 3D models, through which he was able to study and explain concepts such as five-fold symmetry. He was also ahead of his time in the study of sustainability, as shown in the dome houses he designed in the 1980s, each of which featured its own indoor garden.

Einar Þorsteinn can best be described as a true Renaissance man. He was also a collaborator, working closely with the artist Ólafur Eliasson, for example on the glass exterior of the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, and with the architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller.

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Yesterday, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, our Minister our Culture came for a visit as well as the new director for education and culture in Garðabær, Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson. Good start on a new year.

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Nordic Forum for Design History 2018, November 23 rd. from 9-19.

People are welcome to pop in and out of the Forum during the day.

Most of the talks will be in English.

Please register at before the 20th of November.
Those who register will be invited for lunch.

Friday 23/11
Theme: Copies, Classics & Traditions

09.00 Welcome to Iceland’s Design Museum & Garðabær, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir

09.15 Introduction to the theme: Copies, Classics & Traditions, Anders V. Munch

09.30 Keynote lecture: Driftwood on Icelandic Coast. Traveling ideas
Guðmundur Oddur, Research Professor, Iceland University of the Arts

10.30 Coffee break

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