AGENDA

AGENDA

9.00 – 10.00  Registration & badge claim

10.00 – 10.30  Opening and official greetings

Juris Poga, President of the Latvian Association of Architects
Thomas Vonier, President of the International Union of Architects
Jānis Dripe, Ministry of Culture representative
Dagnija Smilga & Dina Suhanova, architects and thematic curators of the conference

Session / Part I
Nordic – Baltic region in the crossroads of global mobilities

 

In the first part of the conference we will open up the notion of migration and explore it as part of global mobilities using the worldwide context of multiform flows and movement.

 

10.30 – 11.00 “Making sense of ‘global mobilities’ in the urban studies”

‘Global mobilities’ or ‘global flows’ are expressions that over the past two decades have permeated the language of urban studies and of the social sciences in general. They are helpful to point at the obviously increasing role of more-than-local elements, logics, and processes in the shaping of built forms, urban developments and urban lives. However, they also perpetuate a vague and sometimes misleading understanding of what is actually happening to and in cities. Very few phenomena qualified as ‘global’ are in reality truly so and ‘mobility’ captures only part of what is more-than-local. Using empirical work on European cities and cities of the Global South, the talk will draw on actor-network theory, policy mobility studies and cosmopolitisation theory to suggest the use of more specific concepts and related methodologies to make sense of contemporary urban phenomena.

11.00 – 11.30 "The New Economic Normal: Embracing Global Mobility, Tourism, and Sustainability for Local Prosperity"

The global population continues to grow and it continues to drift toward urban centers, both large and small. The rapid acceleration in technology, particularly the rise of the internet, social media and low-cost smartphones are changing where and how we live and work, how we buy and how we play. It is also redefining a successful life – it is no longer about how much stuff you accumulate, it is about all the experiences you have had. Communities that embrace this reality, welcome the nomad, the short or long term inhabitant, provide uniquely local and geographically relevant experiences, are mindful of and minimizing their carbon impacts through smart business, building, and transportation policies, are the communities that will thrive and prosper in the decades to come.

11.30 – 12.00 “Architecture of the Virtual World: Identity, Privacy, and Safety (of a Digital Citizen)”

Today there are move internet-connected devices on the planet than human beings and we wonder who leads the world – humans or technology? Often we speak about two worlds – analog and virtual but we might be living in just in one borderless universe. The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution has brought immense changes to the world – from or daily life to SpaceX. The progress is undeniable. There are many challenges and let's talk about a few of them. Who are we in the digital era and how do we identify ourselves, if at all? Is there privacy and how do we protect it? Where the risks come from and what should we do about security?

12.00 – 12.30 “On a scale 1 to 10”

We live within and through an accumulation of scales. The rules of physics-cum-geography can be bent and challenged if you hold the right social status. Yet we are struggling with an anxious tension between the interconnectedness of our ways of life and the search for one true self; we cannot reconcile the familiarity of a distant space with the ominous promiscuity of the Other. The talk will look at turning migration into a spatial matrix of analysis and will ask: are we on the brink of a new way to conceive space in relation to migration?

12.30 

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Panel discussion moderated by James Taylor-Foster
Stockholm based writer, curator, editor, designer and broadcaster

Participants: Ola Söderström, Justinien Tribillon, Kirsten Ritchie, Ieva Ilves.

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch break, coffee and networking

Session / Part II
The ecosystem of the Baltic Sea region – a space shared?

 

In the second session of the conference we will look closer to the Baltic Sea Region defining Baltic space by means of geopolitics and economy, physical infrastructure and spatial complexities. What is the shared space we stay and use being on the move?

 

14.00 – 14.30 “The Legal Status of Ice”

The current border dispute over the Arctic Ocean does not only concern geopolitical power structures but poses a more ontological question on the human right to declare sovereignty by means of a thin line. By tracking the history of cartography and deploying it to the Arctic, the research sheds new light on the origin of the conflict and reflects on the importance of mapping and visualizing its complexity.

14.30 – 15.00 “A search for minimal footprint in mobility”

The topic will open through the climate change and footprint we leave with our acts in this world. Then talk will focus on our time and how it has the potential to morph the timespace ending with a case study of the Tallinn – Helsinki tunnel and Rail Baltic infrastructure project as a sample as well.

15.00 – 15.30 “Cases of Inertness”

The infrastructure of the Baltic States is being diversified away from the spatial model of the Soviet industrialization. The presentation will explore cases of the inertness of the built space that pose difficulties not only locally but are challenges for the European Project too.

15.30 – 16.00 “UPB Growth Story – Regional Context”

16.00

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Panel discussion moderated by Peter Lang
architecture theorist, operating between the Scandinavia and Italy

Participants: Irene Stracuzzi, Jonas Žukauskas, Indrek Allmann, Dainis Bērziņš.

Panel discussion moderated by Peter Lang
architecture theorist, operating between the Scandinavia and Italy

Participants: Irene Stracuzzi, Jonas Žukauskas, Indrek Allmann, Dainis Bērziņš

Panel discussion moderated by Peter Lang
architecture theorist, operating between the Scandinavia and Italy

Participants: Irene Stracuzzi, Jonas Žukauskas, Indrek Allmann, Dainis Bērziņš.

Panel discussion moderated by Peter Lang
architecture theorist, operating between the Scandinavia and Italy

Participants: Irene Stracuzzi, Jonas Žukauskas, Indrek Allmann, Dainis Bērziņš.

Panel discussion moderated by Peter Lang  architecture theorist, operating between the Scandinavia and Italy
Participants: Irene Stracuzzi, Jonas Žukauskas, Indrek Allmann, Dainis Bērziņš.

17.00  Opening evening reception & networking

Meetings of UIA Regions I and II
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The theme of the meeting: modernization of UIA – regional decentralization and cross-border cooperation
Venue: The European Union House

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introductory speeches
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations / reports from UIA national sections
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
18.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes / the signing of the cooperation agreement between LAA and NAUA (Venue – Architects' House)
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House for meeting participants

Meetings of UIA Regions I and II
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The theme of the meeting: modernization of UIA – regional decentralization and cross-border cooperation
Venue: The European Union House

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introductory speeches
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations / reports from UIA national sections
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
18.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes / the signing of the cooperation agreement between LAA and NAUA (Venue – Architects' House)
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House for meeting participants

Day 1

Meetings of UIA Regions I
and II

Wednesday | November 6

The theme of the meeting: modernization of UIA – regional decentralization and cross-border cooperation
Venue: The European Union House

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introductory speeches
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations / reports from UIA national sections
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
18.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes / the signing of the cooperation agreement between LAA and NAUA (Venue – Architects' House)
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House for meeting participants

Meetings of UIA Regions I and II
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The theme of the meeting: modernization of UIA – regional decentralization and cross-border cooperation
Venue: The European Union House

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introductory speeches
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations / reports from UIA national sections
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
18.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes / the signing of the cooperation agreement between LAA and NAUA (Venue – Architects' House)
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House for meeting participants

Meetings of UIA Regions I and II
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The theme of the meeting: modernization of UIA – regional decentralization and cross-border cooperation
Venue: The European Union House

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introductory speeches
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations / reports from UIA national sections
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
18.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes / the signing of the cooperation agreement between LAA and NAUA (Venue – Architects' House)
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House for meeting participants

BAUA Student Awards 2019
Saturday, November 9

 

10.00 Registration & coffee
11.00 BAUA AWARDS '19 opening
11.30 Presentations of BA students
14.00 Lunch break
15.00 Presentations of MA students
17.30 Coffee break
19.30 Awards ceremony

BAUA Student Awards 2019
Saturday | November 9

 

10.00 Registration & coffee
11.00 BAUA AWARDS '19 opening
11.30 Presentations of BA students
14.00 Lunch break
15.00 Presentations of MA students
17.30 Coffee break
19.30 Awards ceremony

 

BAUA Student Awards 2019
Saturday, November 9

 

10.00 Registration & coffee
11.00 BAUA AWARDS '19 opening
11.30 Presentations of BA students
14.00 Lunch break
15.00 Presentations of MA students
17.30 Coffee break
19.30 Awards ceremony

Riga architecture tours
Saturday, November 9, 2019

 

November 9
Riga architecture tours
 – curated & guided by local experts
organised by Riga City Architect's Office

10.00 – 12.30 TOUR I
“9 Conditions of Riga” – transformation Projects in the Historic Centre of Riga – territory of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1997.
Tour by architect, educator, and curator Oskars Redbergs (Dr.-Ing. Brandenburg TU, Magna Cum Laude).
More information: www.oskarsredbergs.eu

13.00 – 15.30 TOUR II
The different faces of Riga over centuries narrates the architectural story of
Riga since the demolition of city walls and fortifications in the mid 19th century up till now.
Tour by architecture, urbanism expert and theorist Artis Zvirgzdiņš

Registration for tours is open!


Riga architecture tours
Saturday | November 9

 

November 9
Riga architecture tours
 – curated & guided by local experts
organised by Riga City Architect's Office

10.00 – 12.30 TOUR I
“9 Conditions of Riga” – transformation Projects in the Historic Centre of Riga – the territory of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1997.
Tour by architect, educator, and curator Oskars Redbergs (Dr.-Ing. Brandenburg TU, Magna Cum Laude).
More information: www.oskarsredbergs.eu

13.00 – 15.30 TOUR II
The different faces of Riga over centuries narrates the architectural story of Riga since the demolition of city walls and fortifications in the mid 19th century up till now. 
Tour by architecture, urbanism expert and theorist Artis Zvirgzdiņš

Registration for tours is open!