The 13th edition of DesignMarch, Iceland‘s largest design festival, took place in Reykjavík on May19-23. For the first time in the festival's history, it even spread to Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with special podcasts created in collaboration with the Icelandic embassies in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.
Architect Vaka Gunnarsdóttir and Asli Abdulrahman, interior architect and furniture designer come from two very different backgrounds, but one thing that unites them is their use of storytelling and narratives in their work, which in some cases may be viewed as unconventional. Vaka and Asli met at the Embassy of Iceland in Stockholm and discussed this approach, as well as how designers are influenced by their background and how spaces can be designed to create changes in society. The result is an interesting conversation, led by curator Gustaf Kjellin (link below).
More information about DesignMarch Abroad, and links to the podcasts created at the embassies in Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo, can be found here.