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European Regional Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund

The process of the artists residency in Sarkandaugava

In the beginning of September 2019, the artists Mads Peter Laursen, Johan Adrian Buus and Vivian V. Madsen from Institut for (X) where invited by Free Riga on an exploration trip in order to explore and understand the neighbourhood of Sarkandaugava, Riga (LT).

How does it differ from any other neighbourhoods of Riga? What values has its inhabitants? What potential does the neighbourhood carry?

During their stay in Sarkandaugava, they organised a two-day event within the framework of the Demonstrators Project. The idea was to map the area’s culture and create a shared dream of the future development of Sarkandaugava. The citizens of the neighbourhood were invited to actively participate in the process planning in close relation with the municipality and other interested in Sarkandaugava’s future development.

Now you have the opportunity to download the full booklet “Čau Riga”, which is an attempt to showcase their process of understanding the neighbourhood of Sarkandaugava, Riga.

Download it here:

Booklet Sarkandaugava PDF