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“Reinventing Harbor Cities” Conference in Reykjavík

The second part of the conference “Reinventing Harbor Cities” takes place in Reykjavík today, during which a group of foreign artists, designers and architects will present their ideas on beautiful lighting in public spaces.

Their presentations will then be used as inspiration for a panel discussion on the position and opportunities of Iceland’s capital in that regard.

Through time, harbor cities have been formed by industrialization and international trade. In recent years, harbors and harbor-related operations have been relocated from city centers to suburbs while older harbor areas have been given a new purpose.

Reykjavík, the northernmost capital of the world, is only one of many cities that are constantly changing with international trade, tourism and culture.

For the past few decades, Reykjavík has been influenced by extensive economic and cultural growth. Now that the economic crisis has slowed that development down, new opportunities emerge, as stated in a press release from the Center for Icelandic Art, which organizes the conference in cooperation with the Nordic House.

The first part of the “Reinventing Harbor Cities” conference was held in April and May 2008. Today’s conference begins at 1 pm in the Nordic House.

Click here for the full program in English.

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