Emergent technologies, under- ground subcultures and rising trends contain the potential to alternate our current ways of living and set a direction for the future. However, it is hard to understand what is at stake in such early stages of a discovery or birth of a new belief system. Many urgent questions arise in a fast changing world. 

    Energy is a word we relate to electricity that we use to power heat and light. Electrical energy is obtained from mechanical energy, from rivers running turbines, it is a fi- nite resource and should be taken with care. What if energy could be used to connect us even more to our earth, connect us to non-humans or to the dead ones?

    Through research and collaboration with professionals from the scientific fields, students extrapolate; imagine how a future technology/belief system could be applied following this or this trend. Students analyzed energy in Iceland through the lens of political ecology. They worked on varied and exciting themes regarding energy such as innovative building materials, invisible energy, animals, nature and climate anxiety; from which they created speculative projects for the future or alternative present. Through them, they ask: What future do we want? 
Energy, Humans & (non)Humans           

By: Elvar Þorri Örvarsson, Erla Sverrisdótti, Felicia Tjus, Hekla Dís Pálsdótti, Kristrún Hulda Sigurðardótti, Lotte Wigman, Melkorka Milla Stefánsdótti, Ragna Brekkan, Roosa Harju, Ríkey Magnúsdótti, Svava Þorsteinsdótti, Þórunn Harpa Garðarsdóttir

Course: Science and Culture, Fall 2022

Tutors: Elín Margot, Lee Lorenso Lynch, Arnhildur Pálmadótti, Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Bryndis Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður H. Markússon.

LoLO-TEK SHELLCRETE CITY by Lotte Wigman from Listaháskóli Íslands - IUA on Vimeo.

TRANSFIGURES OF THE FORREST by Erla Sverrisdóttir from Listaháskóli Íslands - IUA on Vimeo.

WIND FOR WAVE by Felicia Tjus from Listaháskóli Íslands - IUA on Vimeo.

SALVE by Ríkey Magnúsdóttir from Listaháskóli Íslands - IUA on Vimeo.

CREATURES OF METAMORPHIA by Svava Þorsteinsdóttir from Listaháskóli Íslands - IUA on Vimeo.

Reykjavík, Iceland