Gardarsbrunnur (the well of Gardar)

Gardarsbrunnur is a name given to series of lectures held by Gardarsholm. The first Gardarsbrunnur series was held this summer in conjunction with the setting sail festival. This is a rather belated update on this due to the busy Gardarsholm household :) . In this first series Árni Sigurbjarnarson, entrepreneur and a key component of the Gardarsholm team kicked us off with a short history of the Gardarsholm project and theoretical foundations and then we had brilliant lectures from some of our collaborators who told us about their respective institutions, emphasis and research projects. Our guest speakers were: Guðrún Pétursdóttir, director of Institute for Sustainability Studies, Stephan Barthel, research co-ordinator with iHOPE and researcher with the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Sveinn Runólfsson, director of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Þröstur Eysteinsson, division manager of the National Forests in Iceland, Kirsten Hastrup, professor of Anthropology with the University of Copenhagen and leader of the Waterworlds project and Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, scientist and writer.

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