Painting exhibition"horizon" by Rudolfs Dainis Šmits at the H2O 6 quarter from November 14

From Nov 14, 16.00 until Dec 31 H2O 6 Quarter will host paintings exhibition by architect, FAD tutor and guest lecturer Rudolfs Dainis Šmits. The exhibition titled "horizon" manifests transitions and beginnings.

The paintings exhibition will be on display on the ground floor foyer of 4 Durbes Street.

Rudolfs Dainis Smits, Dipl. Arch., is RISEBA guest lecturer and globally experienced architect, currently leading his own practice RDSA Studio based in Riga. He studied architecture, art history, and painting at the University of Illinois, Chicago and theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. St. Louis, U.S.A.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: architect Ivar Krasinski (Dubai, EDGE) / Thursday, Nov 14, 13.00

Slice of Architecture at FAD on Thursday, Nov 14, 13.00 –>>> open lecture by architect Ivar Krasinski (UAE) "Doing it wrong: incorrect assumptions regarding the sustainability of highrise buildings". Ivar Krasinski is a design director and founding partner of EDGE, based in Dubai – https://www.edgedesign.ae. His expertise covers large scale projects related to masterplanning, hospitality, residential, commercial, mixed use and venues.

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RISEBA summer school of architecture and urban design – "FestivaL'and 2.0." Camera

Students of architecture, urban design, and related disciplines were invited to RISEBA Summer School on the Ephemeral Architecture and Urban Design “FestivaL’and 2.0” also in 2019. The summer school was organized as a cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF) from July 25 to Aug 2 in Valmiera city, Latvia.

Concept of 2019 – Playful and living city. Social diversity and inclusivity are fundamental aspects of any thriving city. Architecture and urban design play key roles in nurturing these characteristics. Majority of urban spaces, however, are built on somewhat pragmatic principles and outdated understanding of social structures and therefore often fail to efficiently address the needs of today’s cities and their inhabitants.

The Playful city sets out to seek new directions for shaping future social spaces, focusing on children within the city and ways in which different age groups could mutually benefit from the interaction. The playful city would be an environment that encourages any person to engage in playful behavior. The Playful city allows anyone to freely find their own meanings and uses for the setting, and take an active part in forming the social space of the city.

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Beginning of the study year 2019/2020 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

WELCOME TO RISEBA! The new academic year for architecture students at FAD will commence on September 2.

1st-year architecture students are invited to meet at the Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 (Durbes Street 4, 3rd floor) on 2 September, 11.30 (UPDATED TIME!) for introduction with the head of the faculty Jānis Dripe and faculty staff. Later architecture students will be joining other students and following the remaining program – official address by RISEBA Rector, introduction to the University, culture, standards, teaching staff, and students from other programmes. The program of the introduction week is HERE.

Please note – in the evening of September 6, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place in Riga to celebrate the New Academic Year! Follow the information, come and join!

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