“Barbara” is a near future design fiction based on an eponymous short story by Garðar Eyjólfsson. It recounts snippets of the first few decades of Barbara’s life and certain transformations she undergoes. The project is intended as a collaborative venue for various designers and artists to reflect on the intertwining possibilities between humans, technology, culture and the environment.

Fragmented translations and manifestations from the “Barbara” research will pop up here and there in the (un)foreseeable future exploring various platforms, formats and media.


At Parse: Human Journal 2020: “Speculative Worlds” online fvent for journal lunch. Illustrations and 3d images by Janosch Bela Kratz.
at Space 10, Copenhagen 6th of March. As part of Altered Relations. With Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, philosopher and musician. 
at Studio 2020 during DesignMarch 2020.
at Hugarflug, Research Conference of the Iceland University of the Arts 2020.
at PARSE, “Human” research conference Gothenburg 13-15 November 2019.
at the Iceland University of the Arts 19th of March, 2019 (lecture)