Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

International Summer school of contemporary art
Kuldīga, Latvia

LCCA International Summer School 'Contemporary Geographies. To Map Places, Experiences and Ideas' will take place in Kuldīga from 3 to 8 August 2018. The application for the Summer school is closed, but the lectures and presentations are open for the public and free of charge.

! Please download the programme here:


Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art is organising the Summer School in cooperation with Kuldīga artist residency and Latvian Academy of Art. It is aimed at providing the emerging professionals with lectures by acknowledged lecturers and moderators of workshops in a free and interdisciplinary form. The lectures are focused on the most up-to-date contexts of contemporary culture, development of critical thinking and collective research and creative practices.

The lectures, seminars and creative workshops will be led by artists, curators, theoreticians and cultural researchers, including artists Inga Erdmane, Diāna Tamane, Tanel Rander, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Didem Pekün, curators Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Antonia Alampi, media theoretician Ilva Skulte and others.

Please see the abstracts of the open lectures and lecturers biographies here:

Abstracts and lecturers biographies.pdf

The framework of the 2018 Summer School is ‘contemporary geographies’ – the visible and invisible boundaries, including the social and cultural boundaries, transformation processes and experiences, which often do not match with the national and political geographies. ‘Other’ geographical categories are used to study such processes and experiences, constructing and deconstructing knowledge from the most varied fields merging objective and subjective perspectives. In these changing circumstances art is also involved to create common knowledge, understanding and perception fields.

The working language of the Summer School is English. 

Deadline for applications: 27 June 2018. 

Partners: Kuldīga Artist Residency and Art Academy of Latvia

Finansial supporters: Kuldiga District Municipality, State Culture Capital Foundation, Kuldīga Artist Residency and European Union's Erasmus+ programme

More information: lcca.lv/en/education/#summer-school 

Māra Žeikare: mara@lcca.lv 

Tel: +371 29586893 


Diāna Tamane. Mom (detail) 2016. Courtesy of the artist
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