Fotografė Justina Šuminaitė

Two decades of being the capital of independent Lithuania have changed Kaunas beyond recognition, however, left a tearful sense of temporary, nostalgia about the times that will never return.
The status of European Capital of Culture, that we will seek in 2022, is the beginning of time, that never ends. Starting from then we will count the years of the new Kaunas era, years of the young and modern city, that is free from complexes. Kaunas forever.

 Audra Kaušpėdienė


Kaunas architect Audra Kaušpėdienė holds more than positions of a head in “Jungtinių pajėgų projektai”, board member of Association of Lithuanian Architects, “Santaros Šviesa” community and Kaunas Department of Association of Lithuanian Architects. She is also a curator for literature readings at Žemaitkiemio-Babtyno estate and participant of Mentor Program at the Kaunas University of Technology. The architect has implemented numerous projects such as interiors of Lithuanian Sea Museum, Sports, Entertainment and Business Center Forum Palace, Europa Royale Hotels in Kaunas, Bucharest and Riga, restaurants “Ritos slėptuvė”, “Pizza Jazz”, “Le Provence”, Vilniaus Centrinis Gastronomas (Vilnius Central Deli) and so on.