The Asian Imaginary in Icelandic Society
The lecture is in English.
An informal discussion with Wei Lin and Elizabeth Lay about their different perspectives of living in Iceland as a Chinese/Icelandic musician and a Chinese-American educational researcher, especially following the public criticism of the production of Madame Butterfly by the Icelandic Opera. The responses from the Asian community, the arts community, and the general public have exposed a difficult and complicated relationship between the acceptance of Asians in Iceland and (lack of) representation in the arts. They will share their experiences and impressions of how Icelandic institutions can create more inclusive environments to recognize the diversity of its population. Continue reading The asian imaginary in icelandic society