hildur

 

Having paid her dues in just about every aspect of the internationally renown Icelandic music-scene as both a promoter, blogger and even longtime radio-hostess, she left the chill and charming island for a student-life in often awesome Aarhus.

 

It didn’t take her long though to bring some of her new learned skills back home. In her first major group project at Kaospilot she collaborated with the Icelandic wing of Amnesty International. They needed to raise awareness around the 2014 edition of the largest human rights event in the world, “Write For Rights”.

 

Hildur and her group took on the challenge with great enthusiasm even though it wasn’t without obstacles. Working from Denmark with an organization sitting oversees renders it impossible to have face-to-face meet ups, not to mention the lost opportunity of getting to know the client better at informal gatherings. But where the deepest learning took place was very much in the new insights that came from working tightly together with a group exclusively consisting of young, eager creatives: ”Working with a diplomatic flat structure leadership style within the group was definitely challenging – and very interesting.” she recalls.

 

There was lots to learn even for a person with hard-earned project-leader-skills from the music-industry: “I learnt a lot from my group members and their way of working, and even more about group dynamics. It was a great opportunity to reflect on my personal and professional skills as well and to put theory into practice.” The last aspect is core at Kaospilot and Hildur is very aware of it.

 

When asked how she experience being a student here she is quick to reply:” It is definitely one of a kind, otherwise I would not be here. I honestly searched for similar educations before applying but couldn’t find any as intriguing and promising. The way of combining totally different subjects and skill-sets, while still keeping a red thread is unique; so is the huge amount of personal development you go through.

 

Sharing the learning experience with 35 fascinating individuals is a very important factor, and the team culture is a beautiful thing.” If you can imagine yourself withstanding the loving but challenging pressure-cooker environment of this three year learning journey Hildur knows precisely why people should give it a try: ”To become the best possible version of themselves. To find or fine-tune their path in life. To have wonderful adventures, meet interesting people and travel. To dare to jump into the unknown. To learn more than ever, and have genuine fun while doing so. To….. I could go on forever.”