|Creativity week radi!2017 Events' Calendar|
|Date||Time||Location||Event||Description||Partners||Application & More Info|
|October 2nd - December 1st||17:30||Latvian Museum of Architecture, Maza Pils 19, Rīga||Nordic-Baltic Architectural Exhibition “Nordic Block” / Exhibition Opening||Nordic Block is an exhibition focusing on the development of city districts in the Nordic-Baltic region. Upon the initiative of the exhibition’s main curator, Project Baltia chief editor Vladimir Frolov and co-curators from each participating country chose three projects from their respective homelands that manifest Nordic identity in contemporary urban construction; two of the projects have been implemented while the third one is a work in progress. The projects are displayed side by side with their historical counterparts featuring older districts, one from each country. The exhibition comprises projects from Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden as well as St. Petersburg. The exhibition’s leitmotif is the ethereal notion of “Nordicness” found in a wide range of similar yet rather diverse preconditions of climate, politics, social development, economy and culture: be it affinity with nature, simplicity in style, the contemporary language of architecture.||Project Baltia magazine, Nordic Council of Minister's Office in Latvia, Latvian Museum of Architecture, Latvian Architect's Union||http://www.norden.lv/en/news/250917-the-architecture-exhibition-nordic-block-will-be-opened-at-latvian-museum-of-architecture-in-riga/|
|October 4th||9:30 - 14:00||Makslinieku 2, Valmiera||radi! Valmiera||Valmiera's former School of Art and the historic water tower are venues with a special aura and an interesting historical story, that are now empty and not in use thus gradually becoming degraded territories. We invite you to share your vision for the redevelopment and further use of these objects.||Valmiera City Council, Valmiera Development Agencyemail@example.com|
|October 5th||12:00 - 14:00||Riga Chair Factory, Starta 1, Riga||2nd Discussion: Design and entrepreneurship||Second of the four discussions on the role of design in public administration, entrepreneurship, education and the creation of public reputation. This time design will be discussed as a strategic tool for business, both as a design competence in the development of various business enterprises and in the context of national economic processes on a national scale.||UNESCO Latvian National Commission, The Red Jackets, Latvian Institute, TAVA||Zanda.Jaunskunga@km.gov.lv|
|October 5th||9:30 - 19:00||National Library of Latvia, Mukusalas 3, Riga||Schmaeling’s conference — Livable City Forum Rig||Devoted to adapting architecture and urban environment for the development of modern science centres. A broad range of events will take place during the conference, including lectures by foreign experts, discussions, and workshops. This year, the main theme of the Reinhold Schmaeling’s conference will be «How to Create Architecture and Urban Environment for Successful Development of Knowledge Economy».||Riga City Architect's Office, University of Latvia, Riga Planning Region||http://www.arhitekts.riga.lv/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=408|
|October 7th||11:00 - 19:00||Koninginnegracht 27, 2514 AB, s’Gravenhage, The Netherlands||Collaboration seminar "Diaspora and creative industries"||The seminar will gather Latvian expats professionally or academically engaged in creative industries and their marketing, as well as representatives of Latvian diaspora organisations in the Benelux region, with a view to sharing experiences and exchanging best practices with regard to raising the profile and the export potential of Latvian creative brands in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Representatives of Latvian institutions will inform about the ongoing initiatives and available support mechanisms in this area. The seminar will aim at identifying practical initiatives for cooperation and setting up an informal network of professionals for future exchanges. The seminar will be held in Latvian. Registered participants only - register by 29 September 2017 at: ej.uz/RadiELA!||The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Ministry of Foreing Affairs of the Republic of Latvia||https://facebook.com/events/765023910356667|
|October 9th - 14th||-||Kalpaka Boulevard 4, 1st floor hall, Kr. Barona 21A, Riga Stock Exchange, Central Riga Railway Station||Second Week of Visual Literacy 2017 in the University of Latvia||The main aim of the Week of Visual Literacy is to stimulate interest and create understanding about the significance of visual literacy in the modern-day world of images; to gain inspiration from the cultural heritage and then create new ideas and long-standing values. During the week, every afternoon various lectures and creative workshops will take place – they will give a broad insight into different issues of visual literacy and context of educational process.||University of Latvia, UNESCO Latvian National Commission||http://www.kulturaspedagogi.lv/en/|
|October 9th - 15th||-||various locations||UNESCO Week||In today’s rapidly changing world the question of values that unites and gives sense of stability and belongings becomes very topical. The preservation and continuous transmission of cultural heritage has an important role in the search for a sense of global, national and local affiliation and identity. Knowledge of your own and your country’s natural diversity and cultural heritage is an invaluable source of inspiration, innovation and development, therefore this year’s UNESCO week topic is „Cultural heritage in use”. The UNESCO week will take place from 9th to 15th October, 2017, during which the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO invites to focus on topics where tangible and intangible cultural heritage meet each other in a daily life; the particular emphasis is put on the importance of the culinary heritage and its opportunities for promoting sustainable tourism .||UNESCO Latvian National Commission||http://www.unesco.lv/lv/unesco-nedela-2017/unesco-nedela-2017-1/|
11:00 - 14:00
|DarbaVieta, Hanzas 18, Riga||Creativity week radi!2017 Opening Event||In the first section of the opening event you will hear a guest lecture by BrandManual Stockholm Officer J. Margus Klaar "Latvia as a User Friendly Country" followed by the speeches of sponsors and initiators of radi!2017. An expert debate on the subject "Is Latvia a User Friendly Country?" will follow next, and at the end of the opening event there will be an informative tour around co-working place DarbaVieta held.||Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Creativity Lab etc.||http://www.radilatvija.lv/en/sakums|
|October 11th||18:00||Art Academy of Latvia, Kalpaka bulvaris 13, Riga, K2 hall||“Fashion and New Technologies – Modern Trends” lecture with french expert Claire Eliot||Innovative textiles are the focus theme offered by the French Institute that has invited the French artist Claire Eliot. During the lecture she will share her experience with interactive textiles and the passion for fashion and new technologies.||French Institute in Lativa, Creative Industry Business Incubator, Art Academy of Latvia||https://www.facebook.com/events/282679188899074/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1&action_history=[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22cohost_acceptance_unit%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%7D]&has_source=1|
|October 11th||10:00 - 17:00||VEF Quarter Chamber Hall, Ieriku 5A, Riga||BalTicket Partnership and Creativity Forum. Centennial. Partnership. Digital Marketing||We invite event organisers to meet in the Latvia's 1st BalTicket PARTNERSHIP and CREATIVITY FORUM to share their knowledge and experience — how to reach the target audience of their events and how to make the most of digital marketing potential!|
Way from the idea to the result, just like from a seed to an apple, takes a long time and plenty of resources. We are sure that the best results can always be achieved in partnership. A key to success in any event is people who need the events you organise. They are people who are informed and are aware of the value of these events. How to address your audience, provide and convince it in the age of information abundance?
|Bilesu Serviss, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia||http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/eng/generalinfo/forpromoter/BalTicket_eng/|
|October 11th - October 12th||10:00 - 16:00||The Mill, Brivibas 33-8, Riga||Discover co-working and event space The Mill||Co-working and event space The Mill offers to introduce you to its space and options you can do here. Throw a|
networking party, lecture, seminar, workshop or become a full-time member right in the heart of Riga. Go ahead, visit and get to know The Mill premises. If you register your event during these two open house days, you will get a 50% discount for one event.
|October 12th||19:00||Institut français, Elizabetes street 59, Riga||Event on Fashion and Innovations - Meeting with French Expert Claire Eliot||Claire Eliot enrolled in the Ecole Duperré school, where she began to explore the relationship between textiles and innovative technologies, as she sought out interactions between fashion and human behavior in social networks. Now will share her knowledge with local creative industry enthusiasts.||French Institute in Lativa, Creative Industry Business Incubator, Art Academy of Latvia||https://www.facebook.com/events/282679188899074/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1&action_history=[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22permalink%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22cohost_acceptance_unit%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%7D]&has_source=1|
|October 12th||10:30 - 15:30||K.K. fon Stricka villa, A. Briana 9A, Riga||Conference & Creative Workshop "Riga: Empty Space + Creative Industries = Creative Venue?"||Within creativity week radi! activities the conference & workshop will bring together representatives of the Municipality of Riga and other experts, practitioners, developers, civil society from Latvia, Germany, Denmark and France who appreciate the potential of vacated buildings and see spatial planning concepts as well as the promotion of the creative industries as chances for a fresh start and triggering economic development in Riga.||Goethe-Institut Riga, Danish Cultural Institute in Latvia, Art Academy of Latvia||https://www.facebook.com/events/115494895827923/|
|October 13th||10:30 - 15:30||K.K. fon Stricka villa, A. Briana 9A, Riga||Conference & Creative Workshop "Riga: Empty Space + Creative Industries = Creative Venue?" (invitations only)||Within creativity week radi! activities the conference & workshop will bring together representatives of the Municipality of Riga and other experts, practitioners, developers, civil society from Latvia, Germany, Denmark and France who appreciate the potential of vacated buildings and see spatial planning concepts as well as the promotion of the creative industries as chances for a fresh start and triggering economic development in Riga.||Goethe-Institut Riga, Danish Cultural Institute in Latvia, Art Academy of Latvia||https://www.facebook.com/events/115494895827923/|
|October 19th||12:00 - 18:30||House of the Blackheads, Ratslaukums 7, Riga||Export Excellence Forum / The Red Jackets Awards Ceremony||During the Export Excellence Forum you will hear topical trends in productivity and innovation from Latvian and foreign experts, and at the end of the event there will be an award ceremony held for The Red Jackets and the Rising Stars winners, as well as a presentation of a brand new digital platform for exporters.||The Red Jackets||https://www.facebook.com/events/1651773134867256/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D|
|October 19th||Liepaja||Coworking: From empty workplace to community managed office||Coworking can be understood as a way of work, type of applied organizational culture or form of a collaborative workspace. It is essential that managers and other individuals understand that all three parameters need to be achieved in order to create a shared work environment that will support development of supportive creative community. The purpose of this conference is therefore not only to present coworking movement from the last decade or so, but to bring together localized knowledge and study cases that will help to gain necessary knowledge for conference attendees.||Liepaja City Council, Liepaja Business Incubatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|October 26th - 27th||10:00 - 17:00||Art Academy of Latvia, Kalpaka bulvaris 13, Riga||XVII International Conference IIID VisionPlus Riga||VisionPlus 2017 serves as a platform to get familiar with the information design scene in Latvia, Baltikum and Eastern Europe as well as our international community from all over the world from Asia, Australia, Africa and America and of course Europe. Information design professionals, students and teachers from around the world will join us in Riga to take a closer look at the skills, competences and talents needed for implementing good information design.||Art Academy of Latvia||http://www.iiidspace.net/visionplus/|
|October 31st||10:00 - 17:00||The State School of Public Administration||Creativity Lab Academy workshop “How to make processes more efficient with design thinking?”||Creativity Lab in partnership with Design Elevator and the State School of Public Administration is organizing a design thinking workshop for civil servants and employees of public institutions within the framework of Creativity week radi!2017. The aim of the academy is through hands-on practical training and using a real-life work process challenge to provide participants with the basic knowledge of design thinking application to public service and process design. Design thinking is a creative, active and participatory approach to problem solving based in a thorough exploration of user needs. Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of business, public sector, societal and organisational challenges and needs. After the academy, the participants will have gained insight into design methods application to process design, as well as developed solutions ready for testing on a small scale within their institutions. The event will be held in Latvian and English.||Creativity Lab, Design Elavatoremail@example.com|
|November 13th||9:30 - 14:00||Daugavpils Business Incubator, Viestura Street 2, Daugavpils||Design thinking workshop "How to make an impact with my project? Customer needs. Audience development. Value proposition."||Creativity week radi!2017 team invites young people, entrepreneurs, local government and non-governmental actors, as well as other interested parties to participate in the design thinking workshop. With today's richness of information we are faced with the challenge of telling the world about our special idea or project, and how to make our customers interested to visit our events, engage in projects, or buy our products or services. At the same time, have we considered our projects from the point of view?|
The design thinking workshop, based on participants' ideas and projects, will look for answers and solutions to these challenges. The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants with design thinking methods to identify the needs of the client and provide effective communication and customer engagement to help successfully implement ideas and projects and attract the audience.
The workshop will be led by Kaarel Mikkin, managing partner at Brand Manual - an international Service Design and Branding consultancy based in Tallinn & Stockholm. The event will be held in English with translation in Latvian.
|Ministry of Culture, Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture, British Council in Latvia. Partners: Creativity Lab, Daugavpils Business Incubator and Daugavpils City Council within the framework of “Gen-Y City” project.||https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMb1GVHGNKPWJfswRnPPBmGTjVUtfm1Gioto0Tv1ZpXeoS6w/viewform|
|November 16th||TBC||TBC||Creativity Week radi!2017 Regional Event in Daugavpils||TBC||British Council, Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia, Creativity Lab||TBC|
|Mid November||TBC||TBC||3rd Discussion: Design and Education||TBC||UNESCO Latvian National Commission, The Red Jackets, Latvian Institute, TAVA||TBC|
Beginning of December
|TBC||TBC||4th Discussion: Design and Creation of National Reputation||TBC||UNESCO Latvian National Commission, The Red Jackets, Latvian Institute, TAVA||TBC|