About

Can classic children’s literature inspire a new way of thinking about contemporary social challenges like environmentalism, gender equality and diversity?
That’s the question that created The Water Drop – a partnership project between four Nordic cultural institutions that connects classic children’s literature and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. By combining arts, science and the environment into an interactive program, The Water Drop wants to empower children to engage with and act on the big questions of our time. At the heart of this is the Young Curators initiative, which invites school children from Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Estonia to co-curate our public program over the next three years. 
The Water Drop was conceived by The Cultural Houses of Kópavogur, Iceland, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark, the Moomin Museum in Finland and Ilon’s Wonderland in Estonia. The project is realized over the next three years with an international array of collaborators including institutions, museums, libraries, schools and independent cultural practitioners. 
The project is made possible by the generous support of The Icelandic Children's Cultural Fund, Kópavogur Art & Cultural Fund, Nordplus, Nordic Culture Fund and Erasmus Plus.

 


PROJECT TEAM 

 

Commissioned and initiated by Director of Culture in Kópavogur Municipality:
Soffía Karlsdóttir

 

Project director: 

Sara Løve Daðadóttir 

 

Curator:

Chus Martinez 

 

Event and Project Manager:

Indra Ragnarsdóttir

 

Head curator for Children and Young People at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum:

Mette Stauersbøl

 

Curator for international project:

Niels Bjørn Friis

 

Head curator for The Moomin Museum:
Riikka Kuittinen

 

Project Manager of Ilon’s Wonderland:
Maarja Kõuts

 

 


COMMUNICATION TEAM 

 

Marketing coordinator at Hans Christian Andersen Museum:

Lone Weidemann

 

Communication coordinator at The Moomin Museum:

Heli Hakala

 

Marketing and Communication Director for The Cultural Houses in Kópavogur:

  Irís María Stefánsdóttir 

 

Public relations manager for Kópavogur Municipality:

Sigríður Björg Tómasdóttir 

 

Writer and coordinator:

Nele Ruckelshausen 

 

Visual Concept and creation:

Kiosk Studio 

 

Website:

Kiosk Studio

 

Illustrations:

Kiosk Studio

Tsukasa Yamamoto


YOUNG CURATORS 2021


In Iceland

Vigdís Una Tómasdóttir

Lóa Arias

Íva Jovisic

Fjóla Kristín Sveinbjörnsdóttir

Freyja Lóa H. Sigríðardóttir

 

In Finland 

Maisa Kiviniitty

Minea Engman

Ines Väänänen

 

In Denmark

Mathilde Aagaard Andersen

Kirstine Hjarsbæk Sørensen

Olivia Caroline Rosenfeldt Lacy

 

In Estonia 

Elsa Johanna Talvistu

Moona Ojasoo

 


YOUNG CURATORS TEAM


Facilitator in Iceland:

Salvör ‘Salka’ Þórarinsdóttir

 

Facilitator in Denmark:

Mette Kiilerich 

Nanna Møllegard Madsen

 

Facilitator in Finland:
Minna Honkasalo

 

Facilitator in Estonia:
Triin Reemann 


PARTNERS 

 

The Cultural Houses in Kópavogur 

 

Hans Christian Andersen Museum 

 

The Moomin Museum 

 

Ilon’s Wonderland

 


FUNDING

 


PARTNERS

 

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