Settlement Table

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The project

The Settlement Exhibition opened in 2006 and was built around archaeological remains which were excavated in the centre of Reykjavik, 2001. The remains turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Iceland, with some of the fragments dated to before 871 AD. Further excavations between 2008–2012 revealed new findings, so that today we have a great overview of the formation and settlement of Reykjavik. 

Gagarin was hired to design and produce a new interactive table to disseminate the research from the latest findings. Our multi-user table enables visitors to learn about the area, individual buildings and various artefacts that were discovered in the excavations. The table sheds light on the material culture that existed during the first centuries of settlement in the village that would eventually become Reykjavik.

The content for the table was provided by archaeologists Sólrún Inga Traustadóttir and Eva Kristín Dal, and architect Hjörleifur Stefánsson.


Our role

  • Concept design
  • Interaction design
  • Media design
  • Graphic design
  • Programming
  • Media technology
  • Final construction of interactives