Performative Encounter with Agenda 2030 Graduate School by Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir
11 April 2022 - 7 May 2022

Strings is a participative performance that explores the driving forces of change and what personal motivations humans have for pursuing their vision. The site of the performance is the University of Lund with its atmospheric environment, history and diverse hubs of knowledgemaking in Lund and Malmö. The hosts are an international group of researchers from all faculties of Lund University covering topics that cut through the United Nations sustainable goals, that are set to respond to the current global crisis. In the two parts of STRINGS the researchers will share their stories, knowledge and inspiration through a series of performative encounters.

STRINGS Part I: We are all researchers is a personal meeting between two people in a poetic performative setting. Here the researchers invite guests, one at a time, for a visit in their workspace to exchange experiences, knowledge and inspirations. During the visit the guests will get an insight into the hosts research and have an opportunity to both ask and answer questions on how and why research can contribute to a positive change in our world.

STRINGS Part II: The Hub, is a performative gathering of people that have a motivation for change and seek to inspire and get inspired. A small group of guests together with researchers are invited to participate in a creative laboratory that investigates the motivations for change. It is a celebration of the things we love and are happily attached to and that can inspire you to make a contribution to big or small changes in your environment. What is worth sustaining? is the leading question in a playful encounter between professional and everyday researchers.

About the maker

Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir is a PhD candidate at Malmö Theatre Academy and a member of Agenda 2030 Graduate School. STRINGS is the third artistic work within her artistic research that is linked to the sustainablity goals. Through her artistic research, ‘How Little is Enough?’ Steinunn is developing sustainable methods of performance through what she calls ‘Transformative Encounters.’


STRINGS Part I: We are all Researchers

45 minutes individual slots: at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Registration: Please book your personal time slot here –


11 April – KEMICENTRUM: Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry

12 April  JURIDICUM: Law

13 April  LUX: Human Rights/Ethnology

19 April – MEDICIN/EDEN: Anesthesiology and Intensive Care/Sociology

20 April – LUX: Cognitive Science/Theology and Religion

21 April – LUSEM: Economic History

26 April – LUCSUS & SOCIAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE: Sustainability Studies /Sociology of Law

27 April – EDEN: Political Science

28 April – ECOLOGY HOUSE: Environmental Science

4 May – ARCHITECT HOUSE: Environmental Psychology/Architecture and Built Environment


5 May – CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRE: Clinical Sciences



STRINGS Part II: The Hub

3 May, at 17.00 and 19.00
Location: Kapellsalen, Odeum | Music centre, Paradisgatan 4, Lund
Registration: Please register by sending an email to Write the subject “Strings part II: Odeum” and the time you prefer.

7 May, at 16.00
Location: Inter Arts Center (IAC), Red Room, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
Registration: Please register by sending an email to Write the subject “Strings part II: IAC”.

Duration: 75 min, capacity: 30 persons

Language: English and Swedish (can be adapted depending on guest/group).

STRINGS Part II: The Hub is part of the Sustainability Week in Lund –

Read more about Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir as PhD student at Malmö Theatre Academy / Agenda 2030 Graduate School at LU here.

Steinunn Knúts-Önnudóttir