AGENDA

AGENDA

9.00 – 10.00  Registration, coffee and networking

Session / Part III
Beyond intersections of urban and rural – Baltic perspectives

 

In the third session we will pay attention to rural areas that on a planetary level today experience significant and alarming transitions in migratory front. We will look into the history of cities and countryside focusing on Baltic states and looking for new perspectives of ruralism in a metropolitan society for Baltic space.

 

10.00 – 10.30 "Deep Urbanism"

Switzerland is located peripheral and central at once. It sits at the intersection of the topographically differentiated east-west crescent of the Alpine Rim and the topologically connected, prosperous, urban north-south axis of Europe. The resulting urban landscape is made up of polycentric metropolitan regions embedded in an Arcadian countryside - industrious, equitable, wealthy and resilient. But is it? And how can it remain so in an age of digital disruption and potential fragmentation?
“Deep Urbanism” is the discipline of the relationships – the connections and connectedness – that generate a complex system of people and their material, technological and symbolic culture acting on a territory with its specific emergent dynamics and externalities. Understanding depth should give us clues as to the fragilities of today and, hopefully, solutions for tomorrow.

10.30 – 11.00 “Migration related history of rural architecture in the Baltics”

The talk will focus on the migration-related history of rural architecture in the Baltics (mainly Estonia and Latvia) during the 20th and 21st centuries. Migration in the countryside didn’t start in the post-communist condition, but much earlier and countryside has fed urbanization since medieval times. After we gained independence the Baltic-German landlords left their manors and quite often emigrated to Germany. Kolkhozes were not only a splendor, the founding of them resulted from mass-deportation which is also a kind of migration. Recent depopulation in the Baltic countryside is a retarded process analog to that what happened in the Western-Europe in the 1960-70s.

11.00 – 11.30 “Cities of and for migrants: how to design cities that attract and retain talent?”

The talk will look at data that highlights the main factors determining how an international professionals choose their place of residence, at policies of most diverse cities and most inclusive cities that are conducive to retention of talent and promotion of innovation, and at gaps in the case of cities in Latvia – how can we grow to adapt to modern mobile workforce?

11.30 – 12.00 "Narva: the city in-between"

Estonian Narva is a city, trapped in-between: between Europe and Russia, between the XIX century and the XXI, both a vaguely-present periphery and an international gravitational point, undergoing the processes of development and decay, simultaneously, a part of nature, while a completely artificial entity. The talk will give us an insight into how to manage and develop a shrinking city in-between.

12.00

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch break, coffee and networking

Session / Part IV
Architecture – current responses to the Baltics in flux

 

By looking into global context we aim to search for new tasks given to spatial practitioners, promoted by policies and acknowledged by users. We will explore innovative practices and aim to identify future scenarios for the architecture and urban development of the Baltic space.

 

14.00 – 14.30 “A City of Comings and Goings”

The talk will be based on the book and the research carrying the same name – “A City of Comings and Goings” done by Crimson Historians & Urbanists. Crimson believes that architecture and urbanism can make our cities more resilient to migration. ‘A City of Comings and Goings’ brings together a cast of European cities (Amsterdam, London, Prato, Vienna, Berlin, and Aarhus) that have been marked by migration. The research demonstrates how planning and architectural design can play a crucial role in making the Western European city into a resilient and exciting City of Comings and Goings.

14.30 – 15.00 "The Estates of Non-urban"

The talk will highlight cases of regional development, architecture, and planning in addressing the non-urban realm in Estonian small cities and countryside. By building on observations and participatory tactics the presentation will question architecture in addressing the rural question beyond programs of agriculture and recreation, dealing with ways in which infrastructure, logistics, and locally unwanted land uses have come to define the ‘countryside’.

15.00 – 15.30 “Negotiating landscapes”

The collaborative and transdisciplinary practice has led to a series of observations on the shifting field. The introspective presentation will explore different extracts of our multi-faceted practice, zoom in to projects and necessities they inspect, picture shifting political and material territories that we are engaged in as an emerging architectural agency. What perspectives in writing the new briefs for build space are found within existing (sometimes disoriented) protocols. What public use can be drafted engaging in new programs of expanding infrastructures? Can public infrastructure outline public space? Can material practice make awareness for new ways of thinking and needs? Can a discipline on the shift preserve what works well?

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break and networking

16.00 – 16.30 “Protocolling Prototypes or Prototyping Protocols”

Redefining the production chain of architecture – from design to fabrication – based on computational understanding of modulation and material thinking makes it possible to move towards a more flexible and adaptable architecture. With particular collaborative workflow between architects, engineers, and fabricators, prototyping provokes apparent design implications in tectonics and space organization. This common platform and dynamic relationship between the digital design protocols and the physical prototypes, has brought back the potential for living materials (like timber) to re-enter the serious construction scene.

16.30 – 17.00 “Who is my Neighbour?”

The presentation will discuss the spaces of residence characteristic of a time defined by mobility and transit. Considering residence both as physical construction (housing) and a legal framework (defined by the nation) the talk will contextualize the discussion in relation to nationalist discourses and diasporic migrations.

The presentation will discuss how architecture participates in shaping new forms of being together; how it defines diverse forms of attachment to places and collectivities; and how they articulate new constructions of belonging. Spaces of residence are being transformed by flows of circulation bringing greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But those same circulatory processes also promote growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious transit. The lecture will use the framework developed for Oslo Architecture Triennale 'After Belonging' and other design and research endeavors.

17.00

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Panel discussion moderated by Meneesha Kellay
curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London

Participants: Mike Emmerik, Ignacio G. Galán, Petras Isora & Ona Lozuraityte, Keiti Kljavin, Sille Pihlak. Questions & answers.

Panel discussion moderated by Meneesha Kellay - curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London
Participants: Mike Emmerik, Ignacio G. Galán, Petras Isora & Ona Lozuraityte, Sille Pihlak.

Panel discussion moderated by Meneesha Kellay - curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London
Participants: Mike Emmerik, Ignacio G. Galán, Petras Isora & Ona Lozuraityte, Sille Pihlak.

18.00  Concluding remarks of the conference by curators and organisers

Closing event – networking and Gala party
More information will follow

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

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

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 Coffee break
17.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to
UIA statutes - A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House

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

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

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 Coffee break
17.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to
UIA statutes – A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House

Day 1

Meetings of
UIA Regions I
and II

Wednesday | November 6

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

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 coffee break
17.30 closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to UIA statutes - A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
19.00 Dinner at the Architects' House

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

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

09.30 Registration of UIA delegates and early badge claim
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.30 Session 1: UIA management reports
11:30 Coffee break
12.00 Session 2: reports from interregional associations
14.00 Lunch
15.00 Session 3: reports from UIA national sections
17.00 Coffee break
17.30 Closing remarks and R I & II recommendations for amendments to
UIA statutes - A stroll through the Old Town and visit in the Dome Cathedral
19.00 Dinner & reception at the Architects' House

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
organized 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!


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!