Urban Storytelling


The main characters and co-authors of stories that are part of the urban art festival "Urban Storytelling" are the people living in Riga's suburbs (Zolitūde, Sarkandaugava, Lielie kapi cemetery in Brasa), as well as the environment, architecture and history of these locations. Zolitūde will see film screenings and photography exhibitions that play on the neighbourhood's name. Sarkandaugava will host exhibitions and environmental art in the territory of the Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre. Lielie kapi cemetery in Brasa will witness the creation of a video and sound installation informing the public about the so called "New Latvians".

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 13.08.2014 21:00

Ends: 30.08.2014 21:00


  • Brasa, Zolitūde, Sarkandaugava and Grīziņkalns districts in Riga

Form of event:

  • Object in the city environment
  • Action
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Cinema
  • Photography
  • Participation of the public
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The urban art festival "Urban Storytelling" is a contemporary art project for the integration of the artistic process into the urban environment. The program and forms of artistic expression for each Riga neighbourhood are dictated by their individual history and the present outlook. The project's uniting factor is that "Urban Storytelling", through artistic expression (photography, video, tours, environmental art, dance),  fosters the tradition of storytelling in a modern urban environment.

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



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