Jón Gnarr - "Sour Apples: The Pleasures and Paradoxes of Climate Change in Iceland"

Start: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Join us for "Sour Apples: The Pleasures and Paradoxes of Climate Change in Iceland," a talk from actor, comedian, author, and former mayor of Rekjavik.

Jón Gnarr is the 2017 Visiting Artist the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, UH. Gnarr was born in 1967 in Reykjavik. He formed the Best Party in 2009 and became the mayor of Reykjavik in 2010. His acting work inclues the movies The Icelandic Dream and A Man Like Me and the television series The Night Shift, which aired on BBC4. In 2014, at the end of Gnarr's mayoral term, the Best Party was dissolved. Its members, however, have formed a new political party: Bright Future, which in 2013 won six seats in the Icelandic parliament.


Sponsored by: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, UH; UH Center for Public History; The Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), Rice University; The School of Theater and Dance, UH; UHEnergy/Certificate in Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability