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Björk’s Educational Programme Added To Nordic Curriculums

Björk’s Educational Programme Added To Nordic Curriculums

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Mutual Core Still

Published June 10, 2014

Björk’s Biophilia Educational Programme is to be added to Nordic school curriculums, reports the Guardian

The Biophilia initiative, funded by the Nordic Council, is designed to be non-academic and has already been used in an informal way in Iceland.

Björk’s educational programme involves using creative hands-on technology to teach children about science, nature and music.

In an interview with the Observer magazine to be published next week , Björk said the programme had been “really popular with kids who have ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] or dyslexia” because it gets away from the classroom-bound, traditional nature of the Icelandic curriculum. “Unfortunately, it means we have to sit down and write a curriculum, and that’s a contradiction.”

Originally the programme began as a series of workshops for students in Iceland and moved to New York in 2012 while the artist held a residency at the New York Hall of Science.

The programme has so far been run successfully in Paris, Oslo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Manchester, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In other Björk-related news, the artist features on every track of a Death Grips album the experimental hip hop outfit leaked through social media earlier today. Death Grips have previously done remix work for Björk and she has expressed her admiration of them in the press.


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