Hyperbolic Planes and Sustainability Networks


The project ‘Hyperbolic Planes and Sustainability Networks’ will present 3D objects crocheted by Daina Taimiņa and a group of handiwork artisans, the Program of new media art of the LiepU MPLab, student-produced digital visualizations and interactive interface of sustainability networks. Expanded by lectures and workshops, led by Daina Taimiņa,Valdis Kerbs and artists Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits, the exhibition will be offered in Riga and in several of Latvia’s public libraries.

Thematic division: Survival Kit

Begins : 02.10.2014 21:00

Ends: 08.11.2014 22:00


  • Center of Contemporary Art „kim?”, Maskavas street 12/1
  • „RIXC” Media space on Embankment, 11. novembra krastmala 35

Form of event:

  • Presentation
  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Action
  • Event
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Design
  • Participation of the public
  • Education
  • Science
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

RIXC, in collaboration with mathematician Daina Taimiņa (U.S./Latvia), network researcher Valdis Krebs (U.S./Latvia), Liepāja University’s Art Research Lab (LiepU MPLab), E-Lab, and a network of Latvian handicraft enthusiasts, present unique, analogue, crocheted 3D objects – hyperbolic planes. It is very difficult to describe hyperbolic planes found in nature (coral reefs, lettuce leaves, etc.) using mathematic formulae, therefore one of the best ways to show a hyperbolic plane is to crochet one. The project involved a number of Latvian crocheting enthusiasts who tried to use recyclable materials as much as possible, creating new a synergy between mathematics, science, culture and handicrafts.

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



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