Stories & Projects

Public lecture: Arts, Memory and Alzheimer


In November 2018, Umeå School of Architecture invited the public to four Wednesday Open Lectures with architects Josefin Wangel, Rocío Pina, Javier Sánchez Merina and Art Historian Halldóra Arnardóttir.

About the lecture: The lecture Arts, Memory and Alzheimer addressed how the arts can become a tool for the scientific investigation on non-pharmacological treatment against Alzheimer's and encourage a social integration of people with Alzheimer and their families. 

About the lecturer:   Halldóra Arnardóttir has a BA degree in Art History from University of Essex, England, in 1990 and a diploma degree in 1991. In 1992, she received a Master's degree in History of Modern Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in London, and a PhD degree from the same University in 1999. Since then she is has worked independently in Iceland and in Spain as well as being a visiting critic and a lecturer around Europe, USA and Canada.

Her publications and projects include: Stories of houses (2001-2008, with Javier Sánchez Merina), Television program about the architect Manfreð Vilhjálmsson (2004) and radio programs about architecture and design (2005-2007) for Iceland's National Broadcasting Company, 'Innanstokksmunir. Samspil húsbúnaðar og híbýla' in Hlutavelta tímans. (Catalogue book for the permanent collection of  the National Museum of Iceland 2004), Manfreð Vilhjálmsson arkitekt (with Pétur H. Ármannsson 2009), Kristín Guðmundsdóttir Interior Designer (2015) and the project Art and culture as therapy (2008-), which she directs together with Carmen Antúnez neurologist and Head of Dementia Unit at Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia, Spain.

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