Creativity is taking over different neighbourhoods of Riga
Nowadays, active and, one could even say, slightly crazy people are implementing their ideas in different districts of Riga; these people are doing more than just making the particular block gain a new face, they’re also encouraging others to go and look around, contribute, become a part of the process. These spring-like activities bring changes in our own lives, the lives of our neighbours, the urban culture and daily routine during every season.
Riga’s creative quarters have become strong sub-centres, each with its own unique theme. Original sites and experiences draw people’s interest, have the potential to become economically meaningful, and can have a positive impact on the overall urban environment.
Riga Creative Quarters is the publication of a study done by Architect Ieva Zībārte exploring young entrepreneurs, curators of cultural processes, artists, architects and house owners, whose activities have had a positive impact on the urban environment. Published by Foundation Riga 2014.
In 2014, Riga will be the European Capital of Culture. In order to create positive long-term cultural traces in the city, Foundation Riga 2014 will invite creative quarters to create a common platform for their initiatives within a programme.
More about upcoming events in Riga’s creative quarters (in Latvian): radosiekvartali.wordpress.com