Exhibition 'Riga - mine, yours, and ours - a century ago', circle of discussions 'Riga stories'


The exhibition 'Riga - mine, yours, and ours - a century ago' and the circle of discussions 'Riga stories' will promote cultural communication between various ethnicities living in Riga, their mutual understanding, learning about each other and cultural enrichment. Participants of the project are Igor Lensky, Vladislav Volkov, Svetlana Bogoyavlenska, Valters Ščerbinskis, Ēriks Jēkabsons and the representatives of the minority groups of Riga.

Exhibition opening hours: Monday – closed, Tuesday through Friday – 12 noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 15.10.2014 21:00

Ends: 29.11.2014 22:00


  • Latvian National Library

Form of event:

  • Concert
  • Workshop
  • Event
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Photography
  • Participation of the public
  • History
  • Tradition

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Multifaceted, ever-changing, and – historically, ethnically and culturally – very diverse: the exhibition tells about our city one hundred years ago. The City of Riga up until World War I started in 1914, bringing a period of censorship, blood, fear and pain to the metropolis on the banks of the Daugava. The story of the exhibition is not arranged in chronological order, starting at the moment the medieval fortifications were taken down and a period of rapid growth and development began in Riga. The exhibition is made up of five thematic divisions that constitute the image of Riga before World War I: “A Growing City”, “The Different Rigans”, “Rigans Go Politics”, “The 700th Anniversary of Riga”, “The Splendours and Shadows of Riga”. The emotional culmination of the exhibition is the diary of a Riga schoolgirl, particularly one entry made in 1914: “Germany has declared war on Russia”, and an essay about the girl written for the exhibition by author Inga Ābele.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/RigaPirms100



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