Hosted by: PhD Thuur Caris


This workshop will explore the subcultures and informal interest groups in Liepaja.

Students will learn aspects of creative entrepreneurship and concepts and principles of the phenomenon “creative city”, using such scientific approach as ethnographic field research.


Thuur Caris is a visual artist producing situation-based art in public spaces since 1992 and a teacher and researcher at the Minerva Art Academy of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences since 2003. As a social scientist he studies art as a conversational space in which
learning opportunities occur. Both as an artist and a pedagogue he has special interest in art as a source and a force of social transformation. Arthur holds a bachelor in fine arts (1993) and a master (2010) and PhD in pedagogy (2016). Caris graduated at the University of Groningen,
The Netherlands in adult education studying informal learning in situated art practices in the Netherlands and New York City. His research interests are: informal learning communities, innovation processes, popular culture, cultural engineering and situation art.