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TALKIN’ ‘BOUT OUR GENERATION

What was it like to be young in 2012?

The exhibition, which focused on the daily lives of young people studying in high school, was based upon interviews with people aged 18 to 22. The exhibition was openend in June 2012 and closed in May 2013.

The objective was to gain insight into the lives of these young people in the amorphous borderland between adolescence and adulthood. The project explored their interests, employment, social life and family ties, and their view of the future.

The interviewees’ own words formed the framework of the exhibition, with the intention that visitors may pause and take a look at their own time through young eyes.

The exhibition provided an opportunity to learn about the mindset of young people and the manifold aspects of their life, and their own ideas of themselves and their time.

The exhibition was an interpretation by students, based upon the interviews, told from their viewpoint and also reflecting their own ideas about this period of life.

The exhibition was the final project in the course Menningarminjar, söfn og sýningar (Cultural Heritage, Museums and Exhibitions) on the Applied Studies in Culture and Communication programme at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with Reykjavík City Museum.

Supervision: Gerður Róbertsdóttir and Guðbrandur Benediktsson

Carpenter: Ólafur Axelsson

Translation: Anna Yates

Exhibition team:

Anna Kristín Ólafsdóttir

Bára Brandsdóttir

Berglind Helgadóttir

Dagbjört Drífa Thorlacius

Elísabet Pétursdóttir

Emilía Ásta Örlygsdóttir

Helga P. Bjarnarson

Hjördís Pálsdóttir

Hrefna Þórey Kristbjörnsdóttir

Linda Björk Gunnarsdóttir

Ragna Gestsdóttir

Sigríður Sara Þorsteinsdóttir

Sóley Dögg Guðbjörnsdóttir

Tinna Guðjónsdóttir

Vala Magnúsdóttir

Vigdís Ólafsdóttir

With special thanks to interviewees:

Agnes Þorkelsdóttir

Andrea Gunnarsdóttir

Ágúst Heiðar Hannesson

Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir

Bergþór Vikar Geirsson

Daði Vilhjálmsson

Einar Brandsson

Elín Margrét Böðvarsdóttir

Hafrún Hafliðadóttir

Hanna María Jóhannsdóttir

Harpa Dís Hákonardóttir

Hólmfríður Guðlaug Einarsdóttir

Júlía Björg Kristbjörnsdóttir

Linda María Traustadóttir

Róbert Árnason

Steinar Þorsteinsson

Sólrún Kolbeinsdóttir

Torfi Þór Tryggvason

Thanks to:

Sigurborg Hilmarsdóttir, Helga Maureen Gylfadóttir,  IKEA, Samskipti, Karina Hanney Marrero. Nemendur og starfsfólk Verslunarskóla Íslands, Deres, Listaháskóli Íslands, Sunna Dís Guðjónsdóttir, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Ásrún María Óttarsdóttir, Margrét Gestsdóttir, Bryndís Valsdóttir.

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