Smiltene to host contemporary art summer school

This year’s Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) annual summer school is entitled “Care of Earth, Care of People” and will focus on issues that address the changes needed in different systems to promote inclusion and sustainability in the broadest sense.

The summer school will take place in Smiltene from 4 to 11 August and includes six lectures and workshops will be open to everyone.

"Accessibility, inclusion, and diversity are words we hear more and more in our daily lives, and cultural and arts institutions are striving to make their content and programs accessible to people with different needs. But often the meanings of these words are misunderstood or reduced to actions that are done not in a meaningful way, but in a way that allows us to tick the “we are accessible” box. The aim of this summer school is to explore the possibilities of collaboration between different sectors, cultural, social, economic, political, and also ecological," says advance material.

As art historian Ieva Astahovska, one of the curators of the program, explains, it also— seeks to “offer solutions on how different fields and systems can interact and change in order to promote an understanding of meaningful coexistence and well-being, bringing together diverse communities at both individual
and institutional levels.”

The program will be held in English and public events are free of charge. All events will take place at Smiltene Secondary School (Dakteru street 27). A full description of the publicly available events can be found on the LCCA website.

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