Included in your ticket is a workshop, daily lunch & dinner, lectures, events over the week and access to the final event BUXUR.

Festival pass is 25.000 isk.




Hosted by:
Jack Armitage, Sigríður Birna Matthíasdóttir, Karl Jóhann Jóhannsso, Robin Morabito and Sean Patrick O’Brien from the Intelligent Instrument Lab.

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The Intelligent Instruments Lab presents Trash Sounds, a week-long intensive workshop on designing and performing with intelligent musical instruments made from discarded materials.

In this workshop, you will gain hands-on experience with the cutting edge of musical instrument design, learning from scratch techniques for real-time audio programming, creative AI for gesture-sound mapping, sonic interaction design, physical instrument craft, and speculative design.

Each day you will receive direct instruction in one of the topics above, using your new skills to rehabilitate waste materials into living musical objects, and to collectively improvise music daily at one of the many unique sites at FÚSK Gufunes.

We welcome beginners, musicians, makers and everyone in between, and especially those who are not well represented in music technology today. Together we will cultivate a friendly environment where everyone listens to and learns from each other.

Trash Sounds is an intensive workshop on designing & performing with intelligent musical instruments made from used materials. You will learn techniques for real-time audio programming, creative AI for gesture-sound mapping, sonic interaction design, physical instrument craft, & speculative design.


Hosted by:
Pola Sutryk.

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During this workshop we’ll cook with ingredients saved from the dumpster, as a way to give back value to food considered “waste”. We’ll learn about the abundance of wild food available in Iceland (think foraging for wild herbs and greens, seaweed, and city crops) and different ways of food preservation (fermentation, pickling, drying). We'll also touch topics such as composting, permaculture and urban gardening.

Together we’ll look into our possibilities, think about our specific local situation and what we can do, as individuals and as a society to prevent food waste, achieve a more sustainable food future and more food sovereignty for Iceland.

Workshop is going to take place in a kitchen on site,  as well as the beautiful area surrounding FÚSK Gufunes and is intended for everyone interested in the topics, regardless of profession and experience. We will work and learn together, in a respectful, judgment free environment. We want participants to have an active impact on the program of the workshops, so it is prone to changes.

FOOD is a laboratory focused on alternative ways of producing, preparing and consuming food. With hands-on learning of foraging, fermenting or composting, we will get to know the Icelandic food system and collectively think about a more sustainable food future. The outcome of this workshop is a dinner for participants and their guests on Friday night, no waste.


Hosted by:
Sindri Sigurðsson (architect), Auður Inez Sellgren (designer), Gunnar Örn Egilsson (architect), Anton Svanur Guðmundsson  (architect), 
Óskar Örn Arnórsson  (architect)
Kateřina Blahutová (architect).

Architectural collective Slökkvistöðin invites everyone interested in architecture and sustainability to join for a creative and hands-on workshop during Rusl Festival.

Each participant or team will develop their own unique design. They will build a physical model for material reuse in full scale (a floor or ceiling system, a chair or a facade). By creating valuables from materials otherwise discarded as trash, participants will leave the workshop with a concept ready for application in future projects, complete with documentation and carbon footprint comparison to conventional methods.

A workshop focused on architecture and sustainability in which we will repurpose discarded materials for speculative building components.


Hosted by:
FÚSK, Institut for (X) (DK) and Blivande (SE).

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The workshop revolves around building, using hands-on solutions whilst repurposing materials from the building- and film industry for changing our local area of Gufunes. With focus on the building industry being the cause of one of the biggest carbon footprint in the world. The workshop is held in collaboration with the cultural platforms Institut for X (DK) and Blivande (SE).

“Don’t accept the city as it is. Create your own spaces and environments and make the city your own” (This is X, 2015: 387).

The FÚSK project space is a socially-driven laboratory for urban experiments and culture. Lets revitalize our own environment and make an impact on our own surroundings.