Contrasting Atgāzene


An exploration of Atgāzene and creation of new artworks by involving local residents, pupils, students and those who spend a lot of time in the area. The Atgāzene research project will result in a travelling exhibition about Atgāzene, which will visit various locations throughout the neighbourhood to foster and popularise cultural and historic research of the neighbourhood. A tourist trail will be created in collaboration with "Turība" school students to take those willing to learn something new on a tour of the most interesting places in the neighbourhood. A plein air event in the summer will, in turn, involve residents of Atgāzene in a visual exploration of the neighbourhood - adults and children, students and children from the local schools, members of traditional applied art studios.

The exhibition at the “Turība” University will run from the 6th of October until the 7th of November.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 30.04.2014 21:00

Ends: 06.11.2014 22:00


  • In various locations of Atgāzene

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Participation of the public
  • Education

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Active Neighbourhoods is a series of events that make living in a city more inspiring and foster a sense of belonging and responsibility for the area we live in. Activities proposed and implemented by residents of Riga continue throughout 2014 in various neighbourhoods of the city. These include tours of the area planned and guided by locals, artistic meetings en plein air, photography campaigns, celebrations, festivals, lectures and discussions, which all centre on people and their infinite wish to invent and create something new, receive guests and have a great time with them.

Web address:



Comments open for registered users only!