Lunch Lecture - Architecture as visual oceanography

On Friday, January 13th, Sigrún Perla Gísladóttir will give the talk "Architecture as visual oceanography".

Sigrún Perla Gísladóttir will present “Inhabiting the Roof Archipelago”, a thesis project conceived with Ditte Horsbøl Sørensen in Aarhus School of Architecture’s programme “Engaging Sustainability”. The project is a disaster utopia, drawn in a flooded future where houses have become islands, their roofs, the only land left. This is the land we are to inhabit. The waste is the valuta and the plastic caught in the sea becomes the building material. Furthermore Perla will elaborate on her practice which combines oceanography with art, architecture and activism.

Sigrún Perla Gísladóttir (she/they) works at the intersection of art and science, within and across oceans. After studying sustainability architecture in Denmark she obtained a postgraduate diploma at the University of Iceland in Environment and Natural Resources, with emphasis on oceanography and marine ecology. Bodily experience is at the core of Perla's practice, she has participated and initiated winter-bathing-clubs in various locations and recently embarked on a journey to certify as captain.


The Lunch Lecture is open to everyone and starts promptly at 12:10 in the cafeteria of the Vestfjörður University Center on the 2nd floor. The talk is in English. 

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Lunch Lecture topics are extremely diverse, and those who are interested in giving a talk or have ideas or suggestions about interesting topics or people are kindly requested to contact us by email - sissu(at)

All are welcome.