• Home
  • See & do
  • Events
  • Who was Cloacina? Guðjón Friðriksson historian at Reykjavik Municipal Archive

Who was Cloacina? Guðjón Friðriksson historian at Reykjavik Municipal Archive

Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík

Borgarskjalasafn Reykjavíkur
03, February 2023
Open from 7.30pm - 8.10pm

General Admission See on official website

Historian Guðjón Friðriksson gives a figurative lecture at Reykjavik Municipal Archives about the history of Reykjavík's sewage system, from primitive open drains to drains, treatment plants and outlets far out to sea. In 2020, Guðjón's book Cloacina was published on this subject. As in other cities in Western countries, the sewerage system is mostly hidden from the eyes of the citizens, and there is a risk that many underestimate its significance or take it for granted in a lack of thought. It is, however, one of the main prerequisites for the well-being and health of city dwellers. The history of sewers is therefore at least less significant than that of other basic elements of the city system, such as the school system, health services or electricity supply.

Similar events

Reykjavík ... the story continues│ Aðalstræti 10
Consumption – Reykjavík in the 20th century | Árbær Open Air Museum
Icelandic Music Experiments
Karólína the Weaver│Exhibition in the Granary
Come and play! | Exhibition
Christopher Taylor │ Presence
Jón Helgi Pálmason │As the image fades
Film Café | Adaptation and transistion
Guided tour│Árbær Open Air Museum
datalisp meetup
Let's chat and play games in Icelandic
Monster Storytime
Ada Stańczak ceramic designer
Step into the Viking Age
Let's chat and play games in Icelandic!
Workshop | Let´s make a mobile!