KATRÍN ÓLÍNA PÉTURSDÓTTIR
SIGRÍÐUR ÞORGEIRSDÓTTIR





IS 
Fimmtudag 11. febrúar
14:00

Bein útsending

Smáspekileg hönnun. Hönnunarsmáspeki.
Fyrirlestur / Q&A
Lengd: 45 mínútur
Tungumál: íslenska

“Framtíðin getur ekki falist í því að búa til meira drasl” eins og Dieter Rams segir. Nú á dögum er hönnun sífellt meira krafin um sjálfbærni. Umhverfisvitund í hönnun og framleiðslu er að aukast. Tækninýjungar sem og viðleitni til að vinna með náttúruna og með henni miða í þessa átt. En vandinn liggur dýpra en einungis í efnislegum veruleika okkar. Hönnuðir eru að byrja að skilja að vandinn liggur í truflunum í jarðsambandi okkar sjálfra. Mannveran er ekki bara hinn gerandi maður (homo faber) sem býr til heim, heldur hluti af öllu lífi á jörðinni. Menning okkar hefur þjálfað okkur að lýsa veruleikanum á hlutlægan hátt, eins og stæðum við utan hans. Hvernig er hægt að mynda betra flæði milli umhverfis og mannsins sjálfs?  Hvernig ætlum við að finna til okkar sem hluta af jörðinni? Hvers konar hönnun kemur út úr nánari tengingu við jörðina gegnum okkur sjálf? Hvernig þarf þjálfun hönnuða framtíðar að breytast í ljósi þessa? Við munum lýsa samstarfi hönnuðar og heimspekings um þróun MINISOPHY/SMÁSPEKI smáforrits sem þjálfunar í að upplifa, hugsa og hanna sjálf.

Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir, prófessor í heimspeki við Háskóla Íslands
og Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir, iðnhönnuður 






EN
Thursday 11th February
2:45 PM 

Live Stream

Minisophical Design. Design Minisophy.
Lecture / Q&A
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: Icelandic

"The future cannot mean making more junk" as Dieter Rams stated. Today, the claim for self-sustainability in design is increasing. Environmental awareness in design and production is growing. Technological innovation and tendencies to work on and with nature point in this direction. But the problem lies deeper than simply in our material reality. Designers are beginning to understand that the problem lies in the interruptions in our own earth connection. A human being is not only the one who makes the world (homo faber), but also an integral part of all life on earth. Our culture has trained us to describe reality in an objective manner, as if we were set aside it. How can we enable a better flow between the environment and human beings? How are we going to make ourselves feel part of the planet? What kind of design is generated by a closer connection to earth through ourselves? How does the training of designers need to change to enable that? We will describe the collaboration between a designer and a philosopher on the development of the MINISOPHY/SMÁSPEKI app, as a training in experiencing, thinking and designing by ourselves.

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Katrín Ólína is an Icelandic industrial designer and researcher. Her work is cross-disciplinary, finding expression in the fields of product design, interiors, furniture, jewelry, graphic art and writing. In her recent design practice, Ólína has developed materials and design processes that weave together different creative modes: from research and philosophy, to industrial design, graphic art and 3D printing.

She has used these unique, cross-disciplinary approaches to explore typology, amongst other themes. In Primitiva Talismans, developed in 2015, one basic shape is digitally multiplied into different three-dimensional structures, which are 3D printed and cast as bronze jewelry. Primitiva is a unique collection of 40 bronze cast talismans designed to encapsulate some of humanity’s existential questions, and to help the wearer find focus in a technologically entangled and often disconnected physical world. Olína wrote Primitiva – Book of Talismans as an aid to navigating the collection.

MINISOPHY, Olína’s latest project in collaboration with Professor Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Helsinki), is a digital publication in unique miniature form. MINISOPHY is a biweekly showcase of philosophical nuggets, art, everyday voices, wisdom quotes and practical exercises in thinking and meditation that link around a common theme.

Olína has won numerous awards for her work, including the Forum Aid Award, SEGD (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design), FÍT (Icelandic Graphic Association), and the DV Culture Award (Iceland). She is regularly invited to participate as a speaker at design and other events around the globe, including most recently at TYPO-Berlin, DesignTalks Reykjavik, and the Women Economic Forum.

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Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (born 1958 in Iceland) is professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland. She studied philosophy in Boston and Berlin, and has also taught philosophy in Germany and Finland. In 1997 she was the first woman to become a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Iceland. Prior to that she lectured in philosophy at Rostock University. She was Jane and Aatos Erkko professor at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies 2014-2015, University of Helsinki.

She specializes in the philosophy of Nietzsche, feminist philosophy and philosophy of nature and embodiment. She has interpreted Nietzsche´s philosophy of the body and sexual difference in terms of its influence on feminist and women thinkers of the 20th century, from Arendt and Beauvoir to Irigaray and Butler. She has published works on feminist philosophy, the philosophy of Arendt and Beuvoir, and recently introductory texts to women in the history of philosophy. In her writings on philosophy of embodiment and nature, the notions of relationality and connectedness are central. This also influences her recent work on economy and morals, such as in studies on the debt-economy.