Courtyard improvement in the Big Get-together


Three courtyards will be re-designed and improved – cleaned, greened, furnished etc. – in the Big Get-together. The prerequisite of these transformations is public initiative and active participation. In a single day, the courtyards will be changed beyond recognition; adults and kids will join hands to bring the improvements they need to life, assisted by consultants – student author groups, landscape architecture professionals etc. The courtyards undergo preparation for the make-over, but it will be finalized in a public-engaging event.

Thematic division: Survival Kit

Begins : 25.04.2014 21:00


  • Four of Riga's courtyards

Form of event:

  • Event

Category of event:

  • Design
  • Participation of the public
  • Education

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

‘The Courtyard Movement’ is program of public participation to clean and improve the courtyards. The project aims at stimulating the engagement of the inhabitants in development of their living environment, helping them in fulfillment of their ideas by joined activity. The organizers hope that it will inspire other such initiatives as no one knows better the exigencies of courtyards than people from the houses around them. The situation in these environments will be surveyed first (the courtyards are entered into competition by the citizens), to be followed by creating the development visions of these territories, which will be collectively brought into existence in the Big Get-together.

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