SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: architects, writers and editors Ieva Zībārte, Jānis Lejnieks, Jānis Dripe / Oct 23, 13.30

This week at FAD three architects, writers and editors Ieva Zībārte, Jānis Lejnieks, and Jānis Dripe will speak about writing, publishing and curating for architecture.

Slice of Architecture open lecture will take place on Tuesday, Oct 23 at 13.30 and is organized as an input talk for the course "Organisational Management and Urban Design".

Everybody is welcome! The lecture will be held in English. Location: Street Durbes 4, 3rd-floor design studio, room 303.

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First volume of RISEBA academic journal ADAMarts published in the summer of 2018

ADAMarts is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic scientific journal dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University's creative faculties – Communications and Media, Architecture and Design. ADAMarts aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and practitioners from around the world and encourages a variety of approaches to the urban phenomenon – the strengths of the editorial board run from urban planning to architecture, design and digital media.

Editor-in-chief: Jānis Lejnieks, Dr. Arch.
Editor of the issue: Dina Suhanova, Mg. Art.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: COMMUNA (BE) / Thursday, Oct 18, 12.30

Welcome to the upcoming lecture-discussion on Thursday, October 18, 12.30 at FAD where representatives from “Communa”, a non-profit organisation that facilitates transitory uses of empty buildings in and around Brussels, will talk about urban development projects.

“Communa” believes that revitalising empty spaces is a powerful way to reclaim the city, encompassing all aspects that make up an urban environment. Therefore, they host a broad range of projects that aim to rethink and reshape the city such as social and cultural projects, housing initiatives, co-working spaces, artists' studios/workshops, circular economy structures and commons experiments, to name a few. However, “Communa” does much more than simply matching spaces lacking projects with projects lacking spaces. Their main mission is to foster Brussels’ resilience by creating an ecosystem that will provide citizens with a real option for a tight-knit, resilient and inter-supportive lifestyle in Brussels.

The lecture will be held in English. Location: RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6, Street Durbes 4, 3rd-floor design studio (room 303).

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: architect and shoe designer Elīna Dobele / Tuesday, Oct 2, 14.00

"How to architect the shoe?" – SLICE of ARCHITECTURE open lecture series this semester will kick off on Tuesday, October 2, 14.00 with a guest talk by architect and designer ELĪNA DOBELE from Elīna Dobele Boutique.

The upcoming open guest lecture is organized as an input talk for the course "Organisational Management and Urban Design".

Everybody is welcome! The lecture will be held in English. Location: Street Durbes 4, 3rd floor design studio, room 303.

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Beginning of the study year 2018/2019 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

The new academic year for 1st-year architecture students will commence on 3 September, 11.00 at RISEBA Architecture and Media center H2O 6, Street Durbes 4, 3rd floor. For some students, this will be the first year of study at the university, but for all of them, it will definitely be an exciting stage of life that will bring again new knowledge and experience. As usual, at the beginning of the study year, freshmen are expected to get acquainted with the university, its culture, traditions, faculty management and administration, its chosen specialty, the program, as well as students from other sectors.

Full-time students will have Introduction Week on 4–7 September when freshmen will be introduced to RISEBA learning environment and get to know coursemates through a series of interactive and exciting activities. On 7 September evening, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place in Riga to celebrate the New Academic Year – Back to Streets Party.

See the program of the introduction week HERE.

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FAD student Juta Davidovska receives BAUA award for the best BA Thesis project – "Visitor Centre for the Lost Valley of Daugava", tutors: Dina Suhanova, Didzis Jaunzems Camera

On Nov 3rd, 2017, the best works of young architects from Baltic states were awarded in the ceremony held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The award for the best master level work was given to Marten Peterson (Estonian Arts Academy, Estonia), and the award for the best bachelor degree work – to Juta Davidovska (RISEBA University, Latvia).

The event was organized for the 5th time by Baltic Architects’ Unions’ Association (BAUA) aiming to highlight the best young professionals presenting the best graduation projects of all the architectural schools from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This year’s edition features 17 projects from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), RISEBA University (Latvia), Riga Technical University (Latvia), TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia) and Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia). 

Photos by Andra Marta Babre.

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The first five years of Architecture school in one book – FAD BOOK Camera

In early March, 2017, the first extensive edition by RISEBA FAD was published – “THE FAD BOOK. The First Five Years of FAD. 2011–2016”. The publication is a school book in three languages covering the period from the establishment of the Architecture school in 2011 under the leadership of architect Oskars Redbergs until 2015 when the first fifteen graduates defended their BA thesis projects and the fourth incoming class finished their first-year studies. The brief insight is given also in the study year of 2015/2016.

The book assembles the best architecture student projects from the first through third year during the five years of the faculty as well as the architecture bachelor projects and looks back into into life of FAD's community. The FAD book reveals the scope, diversity and typology of the study tasks which have considered actual urban and socioeconomic processes in Riga and beyond. Editors-in-chief and authors of the concept: Dina Suhanova, Igors Malovickis.

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