Tuesday, June 2, 2009

memorials worth knowing...

this is us, getting known with some of the popular monuments in vilnius.
the weather was nice too. ;)

i hope someone will reply and write some usefull information about the different monuments...


















getting started

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Public space and memory topics constantly reoccur in the European discourses on art and history. There is a number of successful and meaninggful commemorational projects realised in Europe and elsewhere. However, a great number of public monuments are still produced according to traditional clich├ęs, which neither move human senses, nor liven up our memory.

This three-week-long course aims to present international practices of contemporary alternative memorial building. It also gives the participants an opprtunity to test their skills in this particular field and to work on their own memorial project under the guidance of tutors and guest speakers.
---- text from the official site ----
( http://www.vda.lt/index.php/pageid/908 )

we're 21 students from different places in europe.
we're going to work here from the 1.-21.june.
please look at the site of the vda -
the vilnius dailes akademija,
they offer a great introduction and overview about our project.

the content of this blog isnt defined yet.
now, as im setting it up, after inviting all other 21 participants as co-creators, i hope we can exchange ourselfs interest and experiences, helping us to find people who wanna work together.
another part could be a documentation of our trips in text, picture and videos.

all participants shall feel free to extend this blog with whatever content they want.

hope this will be helpful for our work,
and interesting to read for all who are interested
in our project and the subject we work on.