Reykjavík, Iceland

Iceland: Fish, Football, a Political Ecology

when 8 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 695

AAVS Iceland will be a two week course welcoming all creative backgrounds to undertake an architectural and multimedia exploration of the fishing/football paradigm. Our ambition is two-fold: First, to draw its spatial dimension from the architectural detail to the geolocation of trawlers out at sea. Second, gather physical samples of this relationship through hands-on field work. As a collective we will seek to reveal, challenge and hijack the paradigm by polemicizing our work. The outcomes and discussions will be presented as a physical exhibition hosted by a local institution.

Course leader

Stefan Laxness

Target group

The programme is open to current architecture, design and art students, PhD candidates and young professionals, creative practitioners. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite (photoshop, After Effects, Premier), Maxon Cinema 4D. The programme requires a basic understanding of 2D graphics, 3D modeling and fim/animation.

Course aim

For the AA Visiting School to Iceland (AAVS Iceland), we propose a multi-year program to look at the relationship between the extraction of natural resources from the Icelandic countryside and their deposit through architectural form as cultural institutions in that same countryside. In our first year we propose investigating the relationship between the practices of fisheries and football.

Fee info

GBP 695: The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools.