teamLab: the philosophy of borderlessness

teamLab is an interdisciplinary art collective from Japan. By creating immersive digital art installations all around the world, the collective tries to break boundaries between people, nature and art, and to explore new relationships between human and nature, oneself and the world. In the following interview with Takashi Kudo, the Communication Director of teamLab, who has recently presented teamLab activities in Kaunas – European Capital of Culture Forum, we discussed teamLab’s philosophy, the capacity of digital art and boundaries that are ought to be broken. Skaityti plačiau

MATTERS_: Open call for sound artists

Matters_, “Kaunas 2022” platform for industrial culture, is announcing an open call for (a) sound artist(s), experimental musicians, industrial music composers, sound collectors, and others to participate in a 2 week sound residency to take place through 10 – 24, August, 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania.Skaityti plačiau

“Contentment and happiness come about, first of all, through the sense of security”, Says EIDD Ambassador Pete Kercher

Pete Kercher, Ambassador for EIDD Design For All Europe, first visited Kaunas in April. He was invited by the Kaunas 2022 team to become a mentor for Designing Happiness workshop called – obviously! – ‘Design for All’. Kercher will be back in Kaunas in May when he’ll take a look at what the workshop participants have come up with in the Diplomatic block of Kaunas and move on to a new location in Vilkija to tackle new problems. During his first visit, we sat down to discuss how happiness can be created and measured – in Kaunas and elsewhere in the world. Skaityti plačiau

Audience Development Expert Agata Etmanowicz: “We should have more faith in people “

Agatha Etmanowicz, Audience Development Specialist and vice president of ‘Impact Foundation’, believes that certain knowledge of audience development strategies is needed for every cultural or artistic institution. Specialist who has organized a creative workshop in Lithuania several months ago, returns to Kaunas, this time as a guest of the European Capital of Culture Forum in Kaunas, and will organize creative workshops for teenagers. In the following interview Agata Etmanowicz shares her thoughts on audience development and its importance for every cultural institution that are facing challenges in order to stay relevant. Skaityti plačiau

Neil Peterson: The need to talk to the people of the city

Neil Peterson, one of ‘Liverpool – European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2008’ team members, who’s now helping various European cities, such as Kaunas, that have won the ECoC status to cope with challenges they face and to achieve their goals. With Neil Peterson, who was visiting Kaunas several months ago and who will be one of the European Capital of culture Forum’s presenters, we spoke about ‘Kaunas 2022’ team potential and’ Liverpool 2008’ success, which leads city ten year on. Skaityti plačiau

Immie Jonkman, the representative of ‘Leeuwarden-Friesland – European Capital of Culture 2018’: “There is a clear positive buzz here in Leeuwarden-Friesland”

Immie Jonkman, team member of ‘Leeuwarden-Friesland – European Capital of Culture 2018’, believes that this project can’t succeed without the support of local community. In the folowing interview, one of the speakers of the upcoming European Capital of Culture Forum in Kaunas shared her thoughts on positive activism in Leuwarden and province of Friesland,the aims of the project and the joyful atmosphere in this year’s European Capital of Culture.Skaityti plačiau

Rolfas Norås: advises Kaunas to be itself and dare to provoke

Director of cultural affairs in the City of Stavanger, Norway, team member of ‘Stavanger – European Capital of Culture 2008’ and co-founder of The European Capitals of Culture Family, Rolfas Norås believes that collaboration between European Capitals of Culture can help reach the long-term success. In the following interview, the presenter of the upcoming European Capital of Culture Forum in Kaunas shares his thoughts on Stavanger experiences and possible recipes of success. Skaityti plačiau