may, 2018

24may(may 24)09:0025(may 25)18:00Roots and Wings | Rætur og vængir09:00 - 18:00 (25) Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: VIMIUC Event Type :Conference

Event Details

A Nordic conference on creative collaboration across linguistic and cultural boundaries.

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Everyone has a story of their own, no matter where they come from. In a multicultural society it is up to all of us to weave these stories together and create new ones.

Cultural and educational institutions play a key role, along with others in establishing a dialogue in the varied landscape of languages and culture. Since 2008, Reykjavík City Library has developed a vigorous programme of collaboration with organizations, institutions and individuals both in Iceland and abroad with diversity and creativity as their common features.

To celebrate the ten years of these projects and mediate the experience gained, a Nordic conference will be held in Veröld – the Vigdís World Language Centre – on the 24th and 25th of May 2018. In addition to the projects of The Reykjavík City Library and its partners covering cultural and linguistic diversity within Reykjavík, three Nordic projects will be presented.

The idea of the conference “Roots and Wings” is to shed light on what can be achieved by collaborating in a creative way that cuts across multiple divisions in society and on the library’s role in a multicultural society. The aim is to inspire those who attend the conference, create new contacts and stimulate the development of more collaborative work in this area.

The conference will be held in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, The Norwegian Cultural Council, The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Vigdís World Language Centre and the Icelandic UNESCO Committee, and will form part of the joint Nordic project “Culture and Inclusion in the Nordic Countries”.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former president of Iceland and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for languages and Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland will be among the speakers.

We hope to see as many as possible. Everybody is welcome!

Conference languages: Icelandic and English.
Moderator: Eva María Jónsdóttir

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24 (Thursday) 09:00 - 25 (Friday) 18:00


Veröld hús Vigdísar