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
Anna Kristín Ólafsdóttir
Dagbjört Drífa Thorlacius
Emilía Ásta Örlygsdóttir
Helga P. Bjarnarson
Hrefna Þórey Kristbjörnsdóttir
Linda Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Sigríður Sara Þorsteinsdóttir
Sóley Dögg Guðbjörnsdóttir
With special thanks to interviewees:
Ágúst Heiðar Hannesson
Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir
Bergþór Vikar Geirsson
Elín Margrét Böðvarsdóttir
Hanna María Jóhannsdóttir
Harpa Dís Hákonardóttir
Hólmfríður Guðlaug Einarsdóttir
Júlía Björg Kristbjörnsdóttir
Linda María Traustadóttir
Torfi Þór Tryggvason
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.