Here on the photo is the area where the sauna is being erected and the ceremonial area for burning and thinking and communicating. The location is very close to our building and is on the other side of the fjord from the main town.
Tonight is the first official test of the new sauna that we have been progressing in the new art and design school in East Iceland. The great amazing students and teachers have been working hard on this and the test run is tonight with all the ceremonies.
This is the fundamental holder of ancient knowledge about living and dealing with the simplicity of doing, using and coming and leaving. All is actually design thinking really although we do not have to call it design. No worry. It is about understaning how to deal with our living and how to improve living conditions. Unfortunately very much of this tradition and dealing methods disappeared with Christianity and it takes years and decades to find again the wais to deal with survival, creativity and the future. This is what we are doing in our new design school in Seyðisfjörður in the factory.
I could go on about this forever but this time I just want to put one photo and little news about our efforts and how design can be worked differently and found from other angles than Christianity, Mathematics and Commercialism.
The workshop is held by the Icelandic Design School in Reykjavik (LHÍ) and the Norwegian Design School in Oslo (KHiO). Participants are selected by us and come from different countries and cultures and knowledges. The list of them this year are these. The work has been very hard but the results are good. All will be published in a small booklet that is part of our program. The event is linked to the Lunga Festival that has this website. We, me and Goddur feel honored to be part of this event and working with all these great people. And especially thankful to the two brothers that provide the facilities and support with work and finance.
The two brothers Sigurbergur Sigurdsson and Thorgeir Sigurdsson, the owners of the facilities and supporters of this Icelandic extra design academy. Great co-workers and supporters of progressive work. Looking forward to continuing our cooperation over the coming years with students and partners from all over the world.
The sauna has been built and is being prepared for the first evening test run.