• 02/11/15

    14:00 – 18:00

    Location: Vecā ostmala 54, Liepāja 



This year’s iWeek conference will feature Soil Future symposium that will discuss artistic research strategies, methodologies and practices with regards to social, cultural and environmental sustainability. The symposium will be followed by Soil Present(s), Past(s) And Future(s) workshop exploring issues of soil and land, as well as as sustainable gardening and cultural heritage as resource.



13:00 – coffee and registration

14:00 – Welcome words by Anna Trapenciere, iWeek organizer, Rasa Smite, associate professor in New Media Art Programme, and Atis Eglins-Eglitis / Liepaja City Cultural Department.

14:20-14:50 I Creativity and Innovation in Education Change

Albert van der Kooij / Pop Culture Academy (Groningen, NL). An anarchistic anthropological approach of collaboration. A contemplation and examples.

14.50 – 15:50 II Contemporary Media Art and Techno-Ecological Practices

Rasa Smite (LV). Renewable Futures and Techno-ecological Art Practices
Paula Vitola (LV). Virtuosi
Viktorija Siaulyte / Jutempus (LT/DE). Zooetics

10 min coffee break

16:00-17:30 – III – Soil, Land and Cultural Heritage as Resource

Andrew Gryf Paterson / Serde (SCO/FI/LV). Cultural Heritage as Resource
Kaspars Lielgalvis / Totaldobzhe (Riga/Liepaja, LV). On ecological issues of agricultural industrialization
Kaspars Goba / Rucka (Cesis, LV). On land, soil and contemporary culture
Maija Demitere (Liepaja, LV). The Aliveness of Soil. Practical and intangible exploration of soil and soil alternatives; what is sustainability in context of backyard micro-farming.

17:30-18:00 – Closing session

Closing discussion with Ilva Skulte and Normunds Kozlovs / RSU (Riga, LV).
Concluding thoughts by Andrew Paterson and Rasa Smite.
Introduction to iWeek workshops by Anna Trapenciere, Janis Jankevics, and other workshop leaders.


Soil Future is organized by RIXC in collaboration with MPLab and “Changing Weathers”, Creative Europe funded project partners.

Contact:, +371-26546776


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