Art historian Halldóra Arnardóttir gives a lecture on architect Skarphéðinn Jóhannsson (1914-1970), focusing on his design ethos and how his buildings contributed to the country’s modernization and increased quality of life. Skarphéðinn studied furniture design and architecture in Copenhagen and founded his studio in Reykjavík in 1952. His buildings played a big role in shaping today’s society in Iceland, emphasizing how a building is not an isolated phenomena but an integral part of the structure of a society.

The lecture will be given in Icelandic