Kristín Rannveig Vilhjálmsdóttir

Kristín Rannveig Vilhjálmsdóttir

Born in Iceland 1973, lived in Denmark since 1979. Always seen it as an important part of childrens education to let them see ethnic differences as something that make us richer. The project ?Flying carpet? is created in this spirit.

  • 1998: Teachers degree, Silkeborg Seminarium
  • 1998-2008: Teacher in Silkeborg, Denmark; languages, arts, gymnastics, drama.
  • February -July 2008: Project manager, ?Flying carpet?, in Reykjavík. Intercultural gathering in schools on behalf of Þjónustumiðstöð Miðborgar og Hlíða (a service center) and ÍTR (the Department of Sports and Leisure).
  • February 2008 ? present: Intercultural project manager at Reykjavik City Library.


Flying carpet: Intercultural get-together

Examples of activities which can make the local library promote awareness of the positive value of cultural diversity in our society.

?Flying carpet? is an intercultural project based on my experiences as a citizen and as a teacher in Denmark. The ideas are now being realized at Reykjavík City Library in cooperation with other cultural institutions, The Intercultural house, social service centers, schools, organisations and individals of all origin living in Reykjavík. The goals are to create a stimulating and lively frame in wich different cultures meet in mutual respect and understanding. Cultures meet through music, dance, visual art, film, cooking, litterature, fairy-tales, poetry, storytelling, drama, play and movement.