Hansenshús/Smiðshús 01.06.2012 to 01.05.2013

Talkin’ ‘bout Our Generation

This exhibition, which focuses on the daily lives of young people studying in high school, is based upon interviews with people aged 18 to 22.

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The objective was to gain insight into the lives of these young people in the amorphous borderland between adolescence and adulthood. The project explored their interests, employment, social life and family ties, and their view of the future.

The interviewees’ own words form the framework of the exhibition, with the intention that visitors may pause and take a look at their own time through young eyes.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to learn about the mindset of young people and the manifold aspects of their life, and their own ideas of themselves and their time.

The exhibition is an interpretation by students, based upon the interviews, told from their viewpoint and also reflecting their own ideas about this period of life.

The exhibition is the final project in the course Menningarminjar, söfn og sýningar (Cultural Heritage, Museums and Exhibitions) on the Applied Studies in Culture and Communication programme at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with Reykjavík City Museum.




Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6304


Opening hours

Opening hours

Sept-May 13:00-17:00

June-August 10:00-17:00

Guided tours daily all year round at 13:00.

Included in admission, no need to pre-book.

Christmas & New Year

24 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 31 Dec only guided tour 13:00, 1 Jan closed.

Guided tours in English for groups (10+) are available throughout the year by appointment.





1,740 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,120 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

6,500 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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