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All day

Exhibition | Let's nest

Thursday September 22nd 2022 - Monday October 31st 2022

The design team ÞYKJÓ builds a nest in Spöngin City Library with an exhibition of Children‘s Nests. The nests of ÞYKJÓ are built in collaboration with handicrafts artists of The workshop for the blind (Blindravinnustofan) and cushioned by Gæla Stúdíó. The collaboration seeks to capture the organic shapes of sparrow nests, which they have researched along with biologists from The Natural History Museum of Kópavogur.

More about ÞYKJÓ:
ÞYKJÓ is an interdisciplinary design project for children and their families in the fields of textile, toy and experiential design.

ÞYKJÓ (pronounced thickyo) is the Icelandic noun for make-believe. ÞYKJÓ's design projects aim to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children during free play.

Through a careful selection of materials and forms, they take into consideration how the senses are stimulated through their designs, including motor development, sense of balance and sense of touch. ÞYKJÓ organizes versatile art workshops, installations and events in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions.

Behind ÞYKJÓ is a group of diverse designers who apply different fields of expertise in their collaborative work. Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir is the founder and artistic director of ÞYKJÓ, other designers include architect Erla Ólafsdóttir, fashion designer Sigurbjörg Stefánsdóttir and  a children's culture designer Ninna Þórarinsdóttir. The team collaborates closely with artists, scientists, scholars within the field of pedagogy, and last but not least with children.

In their product- and production development, ÞYKJÓ apply local expertise and technical equipment from diverse industries, the focus being on using materials that would otherwise go to waste.

For further information:
Sigríður Stephensen