Dizaina dienas Liepājā | Resedence programme Creative Freespace Liepaja | Creativity week "Radi!"


Freespace describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself. Freespace focuses on architecture’s ability to provide free and additional spatial gifts to those who use it and on its ability to address the unspoken wishes of strangers.

Freespace celebrates architecture’s capacity to find additional and unexpected generosity in each project - even within the most private, defensive, exclusive or commercially restricted conditions.

Freespace encourages reviewing ways of thinking, new ways of seeing the world, of inventing solutions where architecture provides for the well being and dignity of each citizen of this fragile planet.

Freespace can be a space for opportunity, a democratic space, un-programmed and free for uses not yet conceived. There is an exchange between people and buildings that happens, even if not intended or designed, so buildings themselves find ways of sharing and engaging with people over time, long after the architect has left the scene. Architecture has an active as well as a passive life.


Inspired by Venice Biennale 2018  | Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara


Ieva Zibarte

Lecture on: 11.06

Architect, writer and editor. Head of Exhibitions, National Library of Latvia

Viesturs Celmiņš

Lecture on: 13.06

city’s social-anthropologist

Atis Egliņš-Eglītis

Lecture on: 12.06

Head of Liepaja's business incubator

Ragnar Siil

Lecture on: 12.06

Ragnar worked at the Estonian Ministry of Culture in 2005-2013 as Undersecretary of State for the Arts and Head of Development Department. Currently he is working as a cultural and creative sectors expert at the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme, advising governments, cultural operators and other stakeholders from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

Timurs Tomsons

Lecture on: 12.06

Timurs is a manager. His great passion is classical and contemporary classical music. He believes in the huge impact of music on the human development and well being. This is the reason why he is working as a CEO in impressive Liepāja Concert Hall "Great Amber". Former director of Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga, Timurs takes part every year on the production of the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm.

Kristaps Puķītis

Lecture on: 13.06

First violinist at Dirty Deal Audio

Saimir Kristo

Lecture on: 12.06

Saimir is our Albanian expert. He is an architect and urban designer, currently Vice-Dean and lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Design and lecturer of architecture at POLIS University. He is also an active member of civil society in Albania engaging communities and developing a common platform for discussion in the field of architecture and urban planning. He served as co-curator of Tirana Architecture Week 2014 “[En] Visioning Future Cities” and general director of Tirana Design Week 2015 “Design NOW!”

Ivars Pilips Matisons

Lecture on: 12.06

DESIGNER / THINKER / DOER Designer creates things, looks for new solutions, and sees situations from another perspective. That's why Ivars is involved in the development of design education processes in Liepaja. Education and past experience as designer and project manager make it easier to understand design processes and apply design thinking in the education system.

Signe Adamoviča

Lecture on: 12.06

Signe calls herself constructive, logical and creative and does things from the heart or not at all. In her previous role at the Ministry of Culture in Latvia she was managing Creative Industries Unit. Now involved in various creative industries and design related processes, including Design for Europe platform, DEMOLA and others, Signe is also planning her own business.



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Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower /Hans Christian Andersen/

By loving the environment around you, you don’t just love the view. You love the feeling your space provides and to celebrate the feeling we’re welcoming you to take part in our Creative Freespace. Liepaja event! This event will take place in June, 2018, in Liepaja, when the city is blooming with flowers, sun and positive feelings. The main agenda is to gain experience and fresh idejas for creating a creative freespace, in the context of Liepaja. Within the 5 days participants will have the chance to listen to the pioneers of Freespace creators and also work in groups to brainstorm new and innovative ideas. Main speakers include Ieva Zibarte (Architect, publicist, Latvian National Library exhibitions’ curator), Viesturs Celmiņš (Social Anthropologist) and Ragnar Siil (Founder, Managing partnera t Creaticity Lab). By the time this event will come to an end Freespace will already be mapped in the city of Liepaja and 3 solutions for creative Freespace in Liepaja will be developed.