Information about the event

17:00 - 19:00
Talks & discussions

Guðný Sara opens Stofan | A Public Living Room

Wednesday February 16th 2022

Where have you gained a spontaneous conversation with a random person? Do you generally enjoy these types of conversations? What story sticks out from the rest?

Usually, we go to the library to seek stories, to open a book and find out new information. It is a place for content and curiosity. But what if we solemnly came to the library to tell a story? In Stofan | A Public Living Room we look at a social space and think about accidental storytelling within those spaces. Is there a certain location where you find yourself in these conversations more often than in other places? Guðný Sara, a an artist and designer, invites you to her personal version of Stofan:

I will ask every attendee to tell me a story. It can be as simple as just one word on a piece of paper, or a whole story. Later I will gather all the material and work on an artwork, a book or a wall piece out of it, maybe looking something like a mind map, which will be accessible throughout the week and will be open to anyone for sharing their own story.

Find out more about Guðný Sara´s creative work in this interview.

Opening event on Facebook. 

Guðný Sara´s Stofan is located in The Circle on the 1st floor in Grófin and is open for a week, between 16th until 22nd of February 2022.

Guðný Sara´s Stofan on Facebook. 

About Stofan | A Public Living Room
Stofan is a temporary social space created by different users, who each month show us how they would like to use the library. Each Stofan is a unique and unexpected space at the library where conversations begin. It is an inviting space to those passing by, to sit down and hopefully start a conversation with someone else. More on the expermental project Stofan | A Public Living Room can be found here.

Further information
Dögg Sigmarsdóttir
Project manager | Civic participation