Christian Pagh – “(Re)forming communities”.
Reflections on practices of placemaking and the neighbourhood scale.
In a time when the world is facing major social and environmental challenges, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2022 spotlights neighbourhood as a place and horizon for rethinking our cities. With the working title Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities, the Triennale explores how we form the places we share. In this keynote, Christian will share his perspective on placemaking as an integrated social and spatial practice, focusing on how we practically can consider and improve neighbourhoods – and thus support everyday (community) life in cities.
Christian Pagh (1975) is Director and Chief curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale. Before joining the triennale, Christian was partner and cultural director in the Danish strategic design office Urgent.Agency. He has headed a range of projects within urban planning, strategic design, architecture and cultural development. He is an external lecturer in Copenhagen Business School and holds a master’s degree in Modern culture and Philosophy from Copenhagen University.
Anastasiya Matyushkina – sociologist, Phd candidate at the Dortmund university
Renāte Lagzdiņa – arts manager and curator with an MA degree from Hunter College in New York City. Currently works at the Riga City Council’s Culture Division and is the Founder and Executive Director of the urban garden and community project Sporta pils darzi. (She is interested in exploring social responsibility and the role of the arts in shaping and shifting humanity’s future through interdisciplinary approaches.)
Jaana Simula – former cultural director of City of Pori. Jaana has been involved in the activities of the Union of the Baltic Cities and in 2015-2017 as the Chairperson of its Cultural Cities Commission. Jaana is one of the founding members of the Cultural Planning Finland (2018) and since 2019 the chairperson of the association. Currently Jaana is working at Globe Art Point, an association advocating for cultural equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts and cultural sector in Finland.
Lucyna Kolendo – Gdansk based artist, working also as an assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.
Inese Andersone – Member of Riga City Council, Chair of the Committee on Urban Development.
Simon Drewsen Holmberg – director of Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Olaf Gerlach Hansen – Senior advisor Danish Cultural Institute.
Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda – Senior Specialist on Strategic Partnerships, THE BALTIC SEA CULTURAL CENTRE.
Aleksandra Grzonkowska – president of Chmura Visual Culture Foundation.
Björn Berg Marklund – University of Skövde.
Lissa Holloway-Attaway – PhD, Associate Professor, Media Arts, Aesthetics, and Narration Media, Technology, and Culture (MTEC) Research Group Leader, School of Informatics, Dept. of Game Development, University of Skövde.
Līva Kreislere – architect and urbanist, working with Copenhagen International Theatre as UCP project consultant.
Kaspars Lielgalvis – cultural driver in NGO Free Riga, founder of art centre Totaldobže, part of Viskaļi team.
Oksana Denisenko – Vilnius Tech university and NGO Urban Stories.
Guntars Ruskuls – Riga City Council City Development Department Head of Strategic Managemnt Board.
Kasia Werner – social animator, leader of the initiative of Local Guides around Nowy Port. Co-author of the Nowy Port Guide. Member of the #zielonynowyport group. A full-time civil servant. UCP local coordinator in Nowy Port.
Natalia Cyrzan – cultural manager, head of projects at the City Culture Institute since 2012, specializing in art in public space events.
Yulia Bardun – curator, Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (part of Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art).
Lea Lükemeier – district management Kiel-Gaarden.
Diana Gerlach – cultural consultant in Guldborgsund Municipality and as project manager of regional strategic collaborations between cultural institutions and schools. She has many years of experience with children and youth culture and art communication from municipalities and art museums. She has focused on art and culture with children, youth and ‘non-users’ as target group, especially in collaborations between cultural institutions, artists, schools, kindergardens and language schools. In her work she focuses on co-creation, citizenship and an intercultural and social inclusive perspective. She is also organizing the annual “Dannelseskonference” in Guldborgsund.
Kati Fager – Coordinator for UrbCulturalPlanning project in the city of Pori, Finland. She also works as a Community Manager for co-working community Crazy Town. In UCP Kati’s main role is to manage transnational cooperation and the administration of local activities.
Harri Sippola – Harri Sippola is a producer and artist, who is working in urban development projects for both culture & business departments in the city of Pori, Finland. In UCP Harri’s main role is to manage the local demonstator projects.
Annette Wiese-Krukowska – Head of the department Creative City Kiel.
Sari Kivioja – Community Planner, City of Pori, Economic Development and Environment Division. Sari has cooperated actively In Pori DP activities and she is in charge of Pori City Centre Development Program.
Jekaterina Lavrinec – professor at Vilnius Tech University, founder of NGO Laimikis.lt.
Natalia Brylowska –cultural manager and researcher responsible for Cultural Observatory led by City Culture Institute in Gdansk.
Dorota Kamrowska-Załuska – architect and urban planner, assistant professor Gdańsk University of Technology, Society of Polish Town Planners, BSCC, CCI.
Hanna Obracht-Prondzyńska – architect and urban planner, assistant professor University of Gdańsk, Society of Polish Town Planners, BSCC.
Kerstin Liliedahl – graphic artist Sunscale Studios.
Trevor Davies – director of Copenhagen international theatre and festival art in public space Metropolis. Consultant in UCP project.
Dr. Živilė Sederevičiūtė Pačiauskienė – Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries, Vilnius Tech university, Lithuania.
Krystyna Wroblewska – Baltic co-operation expert on behalf of the Baltic Sea.
Rūta Stepanovaitė – chairwoman at Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Dirk Scheelje – Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein e.V.
GAMIFICATION SESSION MINECRAFT RIGA: BUILDING A STRATEGIC ROAD MAP:
Moderator: Justīne Paneļējeva – Member of Riga City Council, Vice Chair of Committee on City Development, former Deputy Head of Strategic Planning Division, City Development Department
Technical support: Esporta skola
Mārtiņš Eņģelis – head of communication at UCP, urban explorer tourism critic and journalist, Latvia.