development

Development comes with initiatives that eliminate hindrances to people’s choices and opportunities to realise their humanity and individual talents

development & culture

Development comes with initiatives that eliminate hindrances to people’s choices and opportunities to realise their humanity and individual talents

Culture is the richest manifestation of human liberty. The cultivation of human capacities brings meaning and hope where deprivation hampers development

culture

Culture is the richest manifestation of human liberty. The cultivation of human capacities brings meaning and hope where deprivation hampers development

news

Guðbjörg from KerRvk is here!

Guðbjörg from KerRvk is here!

The center busses with life everyday, and the humor and happiness in the air are very tangible. Guðbjörg is here! Guðbjörg Káradóttir is the founder of Ker, a brand based in Reykjavik Iceland. All items by Ker are designed and handmade on the wheel with passion and...

Equipping the youth of Sierra Leone for the age of digitization

Equipping the youth of Sierra Leone for the age of digitization

On Friday the 16th of December we got together with Isata Jallo. Isata Jallo was a member of  Aurora Impact’s second Cohort. We decided to meet at the launch of Freetown design and creative art network, a collaborative project between Freetown and Milan...

The Power of Photography

The Power of Photography

Hickmatu is a young inspiring Sierra Leonean photographer, we got to know Hickmatu when she joined Aurora Impact's 3rd Cohort back in 2020. We have kept a close eye on her since then, and it has been inspiring to say the least, to see the beauty she has created whilst...

projects

daughter funds

Design and music are among the strongest tools we have to express our feelings and emotions, our political views and culture. As the creative process emanates from the deepest part of a person’s soul, these art forms have an impact on people from all cultures throughout the world.

Aurora’s daughter funds, Kraumur Music Fund and Aurora Design Fund, were founded with this in mind. These funds have supported numerous young designers and musicians to make their debuts or to continue newly established carriers, thus making a visible impact on the music and design scene in Iceland.

Read more about the funds on their websites.

Aurora’s core values

  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Positivity
  • Integrity

vision

We believe in the free and creative spirit of the mind
Our vision is to nurture and cultivate this spirit in order to improve and enrich people’s lives

mission

We aim to be a dynamic catalyst in development and culture, by executing projects that provide a robust and permanent boost to communities

Development is about transforming the lives of people,
not just transforming economies


Joseph Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work