Rīga to host “Architecture of Migration” international conference

On November 7-8, Riga, the largest capital in the Baltics, will host an international conference dubbed “Architecture of Migration”, focusing on migration and its interactions with architecture, territorial planning, and infrastructure development, the organizers announced July 17.

"The conference will look at the global migration from the viewpoint of geographical North, more precisely – how do we position ourselves, meaning the Baltic Sea Region, in the crossroads of worldwide circulation? ... With the conference theme, we aim to broaden the notion of 'migration' beyond its preconceptions and expand its understanding. Architecture in this context is considered a system, a medium, and prerequisite for movement – not merely an inhabitable building but the physical infrastructure of space and intangible connections,” said the curators, Latvian architects Dagnija Smilga and Dina Suhanova.

The conference on November 7-8 will be held at the National Library of Latvia in Riga, one of a series of parallel events including the meetings of the International Union of Architects (UIA), and the Baltic Architects Union Association (BAUA) Student Awards 2019 on November 9.

The pan-Baltic event is organized by the Baltic Architecture Union Association – Latvian Association of Architects in partnership with the Architects Association of Lithuania and The Union of Estonian Architects.

Tickets and more information are avauilable at www.architectureofmigration.org.

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