Korter yfir sjö / Fifteen Past Seven - 2021

Verkfallið 1955 í Reykjavík var eitt harðvítugasta verkfall í sögu landsins. Verkalýðsfélögin lögðu áherslu á félagsleg réttindi en pólitískir straumar réðust oft af kalda stríðinu. Reykjavík var í herkví, vaxandi menningarborg með litríku mannlífi sem einkenndist af innflutningi á áður óséðum munaði en einnig af braggahverfum og fátækt. Aldrei hefur borgin búið við slíkt umsátursástand.


The 1955 strike in Reykjavík was one of the hardest-hitting strikes in Iceland's history. Trade unions stressed social rights but political currents were often ruled by the Cold War. Reykjavík was an active and a growing cultural city which experienced increasing import of unseen luxuries but also full-fledged poverty. The city has never experienced such a siege.