Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús celebrates the publication of Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir’s book on children’s architecture Byggingarlist í augnhaed (“Eye-level Architecture”) today at 3 pm. The celebration is especially aimed at the younger generations.
Minister of Education and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir will accept the first copy of the book at a special ceremony, after which children from the Reykjavík School of Visual Art will put on a show of architecture performance art. Colorful refreshments will be offered.
After the ceremony, visitors are invited to familiarize themselves with the museum’s educational compass, which teaches children and adults about the spaces of Hafnarhús and enables them to discover hidden architectural treasures.
The expedition coincides with the museum’s exhibition of the work of Elín Hansdóttir, “Parallax,” which is based on spaces and unexpected perception. The educational compass will be available to visitors until Hansdóttir’s exhibition concludes on May 17.
Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir is the manager of the museum’s architecture division. Her book is intended as innovative learning material on architecture for children and young students. It is published by the Association of Icelandic Architects and the National Centre for Educational Materials.