Guðjón Samúelsson and the Present – What Can We Learn from His Works?

The Association of Icelandic Architects and Hafnarborg will host a panel on Guðjón Samúelsson at Hafnarborg on Saturday January 11th from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. There will be a discussion on Guðjón Samúelsson and his works will be considered by five participants from different fields, each of whom brings to the table special knowledge of his work. For the past few months, an exhibition on the works of Guðjón Samúelsson has been open at Hafnarborg, but the exhibition is set to end on Sunday January 12th.

The panellists will be Guðni Valberg, architect, Sigurður Einarsson, architect, Sigríður Björk Jónsdóttir, architectural historian, Sigríður Magnúsdóttir, architect, and Pétur H. Ármannsson, architect and one of the curators of the exhibition at Hafnarborg. The leader of the panel will be Ágústa Kristófersdóttir, the Director of Hafnarborg and one of the curators of the exhibition. At the end, there will be an open discussion between the panellists and the audience, led by Ágústa.

Guðjón Samúelsson is without a doubt one of the most influental architects of the nation and his works have become symbols of the entire country. Guðjón was also a key player in organizing the capital and modernising Icelandic society. On April 20th, a hundred years will have passed since Guðjón Samúelsson became State Architect of Iceland. A year earlier, he graduated from university with a degree in architecture, first of his countrymen.

Free entry and everyone is welcome.