Illustration by Dita Lesiņa and «Thought and Done» team

On June 5 at 17.00 the annual Design Graduates’ Days will open at the Art Academy of Latvia. Under the title «Thought and Done» this year’s focus is on design thinking, revealing the process of creativity and inspiration, research and experiments.

Stories Editorial June 2, 2014

The programme of «Thought and Done» features a range of events: design graduation show, fashion shows at St. Peter’s Church, design «pop–up» shop, «Experience Day» with guest lectures of internationally renown design professionals and «PechaKucha» presentations, as well as other activities.

The exhibition «Thought and Done» will be open for public at the ground floor hall of the Academy from June 6 to July 11, displaying diploma works of 57 students from the Functional design, Environmental art, Metal design and Fashion design departments.

On June 5 at 20.00 St. Peter’s Church will host the annual student fashion show «Floods». The catwalk is designed by a 4th year student of Stage design department Einārs Timma who reveals that the chosen title symbolises the energy that takes down borders, changes rules and creates a new landscape.

On June 16 at 10.00 the «Experience Day» will kick off with a presentation session of graduates «Morning of Design Communication», followed by a design «pop–up» shop opening at 13.00. In the afternoon international design professionals — Dirk Wynants, Christian Sieger, Patricia Urquiola and Alberto Zontone — will give lectures in the courtyard building of the Academy. To close the «Experience Day», «PechaKucha» presentations will take place at 19.00, with students of Art Academy of Latvia, Riga Technical University and RISEBA sharing their stories in seven–minute presentations.

Video by «Thought and Done» team


The exhibition, lectures and presentations will take place at the Academy’s premises in Riga, Kalpaka bulvāris 13, and are free of charge; tickets to the fashion show «Floods» can be purchased at «Biļešu serviss» box–offices and online. The programme can be found on the Academy’s homepage and «Thought and Done» Facebook page. Design graduates’ days «Thought and Done» are a part of the «Riga — European Capital of Culture 2014» programme.