“Poetry Map of Riga” Exhibition and Programme of Performances


The “Poetry Map of Riga” exhibition and performances will be held during the Latvian National Library’s opening event “Cascades” on the 15th of June at 11 a.m. During the opening of the library’s collection of cartographic and geospatial publications and the Small Print Reading Room, the National Library representatives will demonstrate rare maps from the library’s collection, whereas association “Orbīta” members will present the artistic approach to mapmaking – multimedia works from the “Poetry Map of Riga” collection that are dedicated to various places in Riga. The “Poetry Map of Riga” exhibition will be on show for just one day.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 15.06.2014 08:00


  • Cartographic and Geospatial Publications and Small Print Reading Room of the Latvian National Library, Mūkusalas iela 3, 6th floor

Form of event:

  • Show
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Within the Poetry Map of Riga project, a non-traditional virtual map of Riga will be created, showing the variety of urban phenomena in the city: streets, neighbourhoods, houses, cafes, intersections, backyards, transport routes etc. Map checkpoints follow the depiction of a particular place in poetry, whereas artworks created for the project represent a variety of genres - music and videos, installations and performances, interactive software, computer graphics, and others.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/dzejaskarte



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