YEAR 2019

International architecture student workshop "Wooden architecture heritage of Aizpute" will be held from May 9 to 12, 2019 in Aizpute. Workshop will identify the values and propose development of the wooden architecture heritage of Aizpute town – cityscape, street landscape, materials, colour schemes, signs and details. Participants from RISEBA, Vilnius Art Academy Klaipeda faculty, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (landscape architects), Riga Technical University will take part in the four-day programme.

The workshops will be led by invited experts and tutors: architect Malin Belfrage (White Architects, Sweden), Dr.arch. Jana Jākobsone (City architect of Kuldīga), Dr.arch. Jānis Lejnieks (RISEBA, chief editor of magazine “Latvijas Architektūra”), Jānis Kreicburgs (Skonto būve, RISEBA),, artist Martinas Lapas (VAA, Klaipeda faculty), Dr.arch., prof. Aija Ziemeļniece (LUoLST), Mg.arch. Egons Bērziņš (RTU), Dr.arch.h.c. Jānis Dripe (RISEBA).

The programme of the workshop here.

YEAR 2018

“FestivaL’and” – RISEBA International summer school on the ephemeral architecture and urban design

Dates: July 24 – Aug 4, 2018
Duration: 12 days
Location: Valmiera city, Latvia

We think the summertime is for festivals! Students of architecture, urban design and related disciplines from all over the world were invited to RISEBA International summer school on the ephemeral architecture and urban design – “FestivaL’and”. The summer school was organized as a cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF).

We invited students to get out of the auditorium, get acquainted with the varied cultural experience in Latvia and make new friends, but most importantly – apply their theoretical knowledge and develop the skills in constructing amazing ideas in scale 1:1. 

The summer school was devoted to the idea of the contemporary ephemeral architecture and urban design elements as catalysts for initially invisible but important processes of turns in the urban environments, perception, and usability of the city. Working in teams and workshops led by invited professionals as mentors we developed the ideas and build the festival city in the very center of Valmiera for VVTF visitors, locals and guests.

Mentors of the summer school: architect and stage designer DIDZIS JAUNZEMS, landscape architect and urbanist AIGARS LAUZIS, set designer and carpenter RUDOLF BEKIC, architect RALF LÕOKE, architect and printmaker MALGORZATA MARIA OLCHOWSKA, architect and furniture designer YORK BING OH, artist ANDRIS EGLITIS, theatre director and set designer REINIS SUHANOVS, architect DINA SUHANOVA.

Project manager and curator of the summer school: Dina Suhanova

Photo report HERE.
More information:

Video: Gatis Priednieks-Melnacis

YEAR 2016

FAD and AVMM summer school TA_KA+ in Roja, Latvia

Read more here.