As part of the Latvian contemporary design exhibition and event cycle «Design Manifestation», «Design Walks» are organised in Riga to reveal the processes behind graphic, product, interior and food design. The first of the walks will take place tomorrow and the day after, February 13 and 14, inviting everyone interested to find out more about the work of Latvian graphic designers and design media, as well as to hear about the experience of professionals in exciting lectures.
Behind every excellent work and notable success there is a determined person, his inexhaustible capability, mastery and a thorough design process. The «Graphic Design Walk» will offer a possibility to meet and get to know talented and well known Latvian graphic designers, book, magazine and internet media editors and publishers, look into their daily work, gain insight into the various aspects of graphic design and the process of creating it, as well as discuss the current issues and the future development of the field.
Ten design studios — «Brandbox», «Asketic», «!Mooz», Tildes Birojs, «H2E», «Associates, Partners et Sons», «Froont», «Antalis» design centre, Maija Rozenfelde and Jānis Birznieks —, and three media houses, representing and integrating design — architecture, design and lifestyle magazine «Modernists», children’s book publishing house «Liels un mazs», and us — creative industries platform FOLD —, will open their doors for public. Everyone is welcome to visit the design and media offices, yet some of the hosts have to be informed before the visit.
Friday, February 13
«Froont» and FOLD
Co–working and event space «The Mill», Brīvības iela 33, 1st floor. Open for visitors from 13.00 to 18.00, a lecture by Sandijs Ruļuks, Anna Andersone and Evelina Ozola about the making of and work of «Froont», «The Mill» and FOLD takes place at 17.00.
Tērbatas iela 30, 3rd floor. Open for visitors from 11.00 to 17.00.
Apūzes iela 24, 2nd floor. Open for visitors from 10.00 to 18.00.
13. janvāra iela 33. Open for visitors at 12.00 and 15.00. Visitors must register until 18.00, February 12 by calling 67228218.
«Antalis» design centre
Baznīcas iela 14. Open for visitors from 9.00 to 17.00.
Vienības gatve 75a. Open for visitors at 13.00 and 16.00, a meeting with type designer Gustavs Andrejs Grīnbergs will take place. Visitors can still register on February 12 by writing to email@example.com.
Vīlandes iela 1–13. Open for visitors from 11.00 to 16.00, a lecture «12 months» will take place at 11.00.
«Liels un mazs»
Children’s literature publishing house, Tērbatas iela 49/51–12. Open for visitors from 12.00 to 15.00.
Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14
Maija Rozenfelde and Jānis Birznieks
Mazā Nometņu iela 31, room 311. Open for visitors from 13.00 to 17.00. A lecture by Maija Rozenfelde «Packaging design. Process. Result?» will take place on February 13 at 14.00. Visitors must register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publishing house and store of the architecture, design and lifestyle magazine, Ģertrūdes iela 62. Open for visitors on Friday from 10.00 to 19.00, on Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00.
Saturday, February 14
«Associates, Partners et Sons»
Baznīcas iela 45. Open for visitors from 12.00 to 17.00.