Hannes Lárusson is an artist, critic, and curator and the co-founder and director of the Icelandic Turf House Museum. He has dissected and examined the connections between contemporary art and cultural heritage and the uncanny status of artist, craftsmanship, and ideology.
Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir is trained as an architect, head of department of Architecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a recent Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale. She is engaged in researching the social, political, and ontological relevance of architecture.
Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson (co-founder and co-director of Turfiction) is a professor at the University of Iceland. He has researched indigenous media, deep democracy, neoliberal cultural politics, heritage, and death. His latest co-authored book is Death and Governmentality in Iceland: Neo-liberalism, Grief and the Nation-form (2018).
Tinna Grétarsdóttir (co-founder and co-director of Turfiction) is trained as an anthropologist and seeks new ways of combining research and art. She has researched art and neoliberal cultural politics, competing discourses of creativity, and human and nonhuman ecologies. See CV.
Bjarndís Helga Tómasdóttir is a student in Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland and editor-in-chief of the art and culture webzine Sirkustjaldið. Her research is on fiction, films and poetry.
Hjörtur Þorbjörnsson is a botanist, a horticulturalist and the director of the Reykjavík Botanic Garden. He is also a graduate student at the University of Iceland. He is interested in cultivated plants and their significance in the human environment. His work and research has focused on evolution, systematics and the conservation and utilization of genetic resources.
Pauline Bergsten is a Ph.D. student in microbiology at the University of Iceland and the research institute Matís. Her research focuses on the cultivation of new microorganisms from the subsurface of the volcanic neo-island Surtsey in Iceland and the application of high-throughput sequencing to the analysis of this unique environment.
Stephen Knobloch is a PhD student in microbiology at the University of Iceland and the research institute Matís. His research interests include animal-microbe symbiosis and exploring the many ways how microbes interact with their environment.