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This year Kaunas Architecture Festival (KAFe2016) theme is “Restart your city center”. This theme covers problematic of city center‘s restoration for the people lives and communities role in this process.

The decrease of city center‘s importance is a relevant issue nowadays. The residential construction‘s movement to the city suburbs stimulates people and their activities migration from the city center together displacing efforts and finances to create new infrastructures. These changes distract us from spaces situated in city center, we abandon and impoverish them. The urbanistic “cloth” revival of parts in the city center, it’s consolidation with new buildings, existing infrastructure’s utilization for new projects, the search of the innovative possibilities for public spaces and their historical preservation will form the main topics in this festival.

The target group of KAFe2016 – professionals of architecture and culture, students and all community of Kaunas. The more people will be informed about architecture and it’s “backstage”, the more a dialogue about architecture and urban development between different social groups will become fluent.

Planned activities during Kaunas Architecture Festival 2016 – lectures and discussions, exhibitions, educational events, creativity labs.

  • September 6

    Lecture, discussion | “Direction – Kaunas”

    TIME | 4 p.m. ADDRESS | VDU didžiosios salės fojė, S. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The lecture is dedicated to citizens and professionals of the architecture. During the lecture, it will be represented and discussed renovation plan of Laisvės (Freedom) avenue and other the most important "city face" changing plans in Kaunas. MORE INFO: site
  • September 7

    PROJECT, DISCUSSION | „Kaunas 18 + 18 Dialogues“

    TIME  | 5.30 p.m. ADDRESS |  The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas MODERATOR | prof. Egidijus Aleksandravičius. PARTICIPANTS | Linas Tuleikis, Jūratė Tutlytė, Vaidas Petrulis and etc. PARTICIPANTS | Open discussion and dialogue about tribute to independent Lithuania 100 - year anniversary.  Creativity workshop "Kaunas 18+18. Architec(x)ture actualization" presentation. MORE INFO ABOUT WORKSHOP | site  
  • September 9

    EXHIBITION | “Brno – the city of the Bauhaus spirit” | OPENING EVENT

    TIME | 6 p.m. ADRESS | The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas LENGHT OF THE EXHIBITION | 2016 09 09 - 09 27 DESCRIPTION | The exhibition represents Brno - the most important modernism architecture center in interwar Czechoslovakia. The architecture of Czechoslovakia, which, by that time, amazed by its avant-garde concept not just local citizens but also inspired all evolution of the modernism architecture in Europe. MORE INFO | site
  • September 10

    FESTIVAL | Žaliakalnis market theatre festival

    TIME | 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. ADRESS |  Žaliakalnis market, Zanavykų st. 25H, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | Theatre is returning to the Žaliakalnis market after a break longer than eighty years! Actors, dancers, circus artists and acrobats, troubadours and con artists will occupy the market for a full day. They will create actions full of improvisation, playfulness and interaction with everyone who will be present at the market that day. The event is charged. MORE INFO | nuoroda  
  • September 13

    EXHIBITION AND LECTURE | “Wooden architecture and heritage”

      LECTURE | THE RENAISSANCE OF WOODEN SLUMS IN TALLINN; SUSTAINING AND ADDING VALUES TO TALLINN HISTORICAL SUBURBS. TIME | 6 p.m. ADRESS| The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT | „MEDINĖ ARCHITEKTŪRA IR JOS APSAUGA“ TIME | 7.30 p.m. ADRESS| KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas
  • September 15

    LECTURE | “Collaborative Placemaking – Strategies, Cooperations, Outcomes”

    18th Architecture [discussion] Fund Cycle "Collaborative Placemaking". PARTICIPANT | STEFANIE RAAB (Berlin, Germany) TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS | The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | Stefanie Raab - the urban planner and architect started in 2005 the first agency for temporary use in Berlin Neukollnn, the "Coopolis office for Cooperative Urban Development". Supplies succeeded to re-urbanize poor multicultural area that was stigmatized of empty shops, youth criminality and social problems. MORE INFO | site
  • September 19

    LECTURE, DISCUSSION | “Culture heritage and community: Kaunas architecture modernism and UNESCO World Heritage List”

      TIME  | 6 p.m. ADDRESS |  The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas PARTICIPANTS | Lithuania’s ambassador to UNESCO Arūnas Gelūnas and representatives of Kaunas communities. DECRIPTION | During the lecture it will be discussed the role of communities in XX c. Kaunas modernism preservation and the role of architecture for Kaunas image formation.
  • September 20

    LECTURE, DISCUSSION | “Live, Modern and Competative City”

      TIME  | 4 p.m ADDRESS |  The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas PARTICIPANTS  | Politician Artūras Zuokas and other society representatives. DESCRIPTION | The lecture is formed to discuss what makes the city to become interesting and competitive. How and what kind of tools for creating lively and modern city has it's municipality and what kind of influence has city communities in this process.

    EXHIBITION | INTERNATIONAL “SCIENCE ISLAND” CONTEST | OPENING

    LENGTH OF EXHIBITION  | 2016 09 20 - 10 02, 2016 09 28 - 09 29 - closed evaluation of contest works. ADDRESS |  Žalgirio Arena, Karalius Mindaugas ave. 50, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The exhibition will be formed from the works of international “Science Island” contest. MORE INFO | site

    EXHIBITION | “Not Yet Decided” | OPENING EVENT

    TIME  | 6 p.m ADDRESS |  KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | This summer EASA (European Architecture Students Assembly) 2016 with the theme NOT YET DECIDED was held in the very unique place of Lithuania - Nida. 35 creative workshops were completed during the Assembly. The most remarkable objects created during EASA 2016 are presented at the exhibition.
  • September 22

    LECTURE | “Collaboration and Communing as a City-Prototyping Practice”

    18th Architecture [discussion] Fund Cycle "Collaborative Placemaking". PARTICIPANT | LUKASZ PANCEWICZ (Gdansk, Poland) TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS | The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The talk will highlight how the devolution of city-making power, the awakening of the citizen-led urban innovation and collective intelligence or promotion of local self-management can be inspiring and refreshing both for the architects and the residents. It will also highlight how such practice is crucial in building strong local democracy. MORE INFO | site

    WORKSHOP | “Cabbage Field Archivision”

    LENGTH OF WORKSHOP | 2016 09 22 - 09 25 ADDRESS | Cabbage Field, the region of Žemieji Šančiai, Juozapavičiaus st. 23e, Kaunas ORGANISERS | The community of Žemieji Šančiai and the Lithuanian Architects' Union, Kaunas branch DESCRIPTION | During the workshop in Cabbage Field territory there will be organised excursions, lectures games and exhibitions. MORE INFO | link
  • September 23

    FORUM | Lithuanian Urban Forum 2016

    TIME | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. ADDRESS | Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Mansion III, Laisvės ave. 13, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The aim of the 10th Lithuanian Urban Forum is to discuss the topic of the revitalisation of Lithuanian cities. During the forum, there will be held the Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Environment award ceremony for the architecture and urbanism works of past years. MORE INFO | site REGISTRATION IN ENGLISH | urbanistinis.forumas@ktu.lt
  • September 27

    EXHIBITION | “G. Natkevičius and partners” | OPENING EVENT

      TIME | 6 p.m. LENGHT OF EXHIBITION | 2016 09 27−2016 10 16 ADDRESS | The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas
  • January 1

    EXHIBITION OF THE WORKSHOP OPENING EVENT | “Create Your Own Classroom Outside School”

    TIME | 4 P.M: PLACE | KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas
  • October 1

    LECTURE | MVRDV “Vertical Village” | EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT

    DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE NOT CONFIRMED YET. PARTICIPANT | WINY MASS (Rotterdam, Netherlands) DESCRIPTION | Winy Mass is one of the founders and directors of architecture and urbanism practice MVRDV. MVRDV is Netherlands - based one of the most famous worldwide architecture and urban design practice which stands out because of its original thinking and architectural style.  

    WORKSHOP | “Create Your Own Classroom Outside the School”

    TIME | 9 a.m. LENGTH OF WORKSHOP | 2016 10 01 - 10 09 ADDRESS | KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The main goal of this project is to develop ability to have different point of views about "old" educational system, "typical" classroom's spirit and forgotten Kaunas' city spaces. MORE INFO | site
  • October 2

    EXCURSIONS | “EKSKURSAS. CYCLE III”

    TIME | 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. ADDRESS | Follow the news DESCRIPTION | Voluntary initiative's Ekskursas IIIrd cycle of excursions. MORE INFO | site
  • October 3

    WORKSHOP | PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE

    LENGTH | 2016 10 03 - 10 07 ADDRESS | KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | This 5-day intensive workshop is dedicated to the design and development of a parametric structure that will be raised in front of Romuva Cinema Center in Kaunas. The workshop's participants will use dedicated software to develop the structure that will later be digitally fabricated. MORE INFO | site
  • October 4

    LECTURE, DISCUSSION | “What is a center in the city?”

    TIME | 4 p.m. ADDRESS |  The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st. 28, Kaunas PARTICIPANTS | Writer and publicist Markas Zinkeris and philosopher, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) doc. Jekaterina Lavrinec DESCRIPTION | The lecture is dedicated to citizens and professionals of the architecture. During the lecture we will try to answer the questions "What is a city center?", "What makes it a city center?", "What creates the city spirit and when it appears?".  

    EXHIBITION | “Nordic BLOCK” | OPENING EVENT

    TIME | 6 p.m. ADDRESS |  KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas ORGANIZER OF EXHIBITION |  Magazine Project Baltia DESCRIPTION |  Nordic BLOCK exhibition is dedicated to urban block which is typical in the Nordic region.
  • October 6

    CONFERENCE | “Advanced Construction”

    TIME | 9:30 a.m. LENGTH | 2016 10 06 - 10 07 ADDRESS|  Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Studentų st. 48, Kaunas ORGANIZER | Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture DESCRIPTION | It is national conference on building materials, constructions and technologies. MORE INFO |  link

    LECTURE | “Using our city as an urban space lab”

    18th Architecture [discussion] Fund Cycle "Collaborative Placemaking". PARTICIPANT | KRISTIN SOLHAUG NAESS (Trondheim, Norway) TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS | VMU Multifunctional Science and Study Center, Putvinskis st. 23, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | Aiming for a revived urban space, the successful collaboration between the municipality of Trondheim and architecture students from the NTNU Live Studio initiative have resulted in several temporary urban design project in the city center. MORE INFO | site
  • October 9

    EXCURSIONS | “EKSKURSAS. CYCLE III”

    TIME | 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. ADDRESS | Follow the news DESCRIPTION | Voluntary initiative's Ekskursas IIIrd cycle of excursions. MORE INFO | site
  • October 13

    Lecture | “Studio HHF”

    TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS |  VMU Multifunctional Science and Study Center Putvinskis st. 23, Kaunas PARTICIPANT |  SIMON FROMMENWILER DESCRIPTION | Guest is on of the founders of architecture studio HHF. This studio is located in Switzerland, Basel. They realised numerous projects in four World continents. The scope of studio HHF work ranges from urbanism and large-scale construction to public pavilions and interior design.  
  • October 14

    EXHIBITION | Study KAFe 2016 | OPENING EVENT

    TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS |  KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The international competition's of bachelor and master theses by students of architectural higher education schools exhibition's opening event.
  • October 16

    EXCURSIONS | “EKSKURSAS. CYCLE III”

    TIME | 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. ADDRESS | Follow the news DESCRIPTION | Voluntary initiative's Ekskursas IIIrd cycle of excursions. MORE INFO | site
  • October 17

    LECTURE | “12 urban strategies”

    18th Architecture [discussion] Fund Cycle "Collaborative Placemaking". PARTICIPANT | DONATAS BALTRUŠAITIS (Brussels, Belgium) TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS | VMU Multifunctional Science and Study Center, Putvinskis st. 23, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | During the lecture there will be represented 12 innovative urban strategies that create sustainable and creative city. MORE INFO | site
  • October 18

    URBAN COOPERATIVE PROJECT | “GRENOBLE – ARCHITECTURE”

    TIME | 6 p.m. - exhibiton opening event ADDRESS | Exhibition - The lobby of VMU Great Hall, S. Daukantas st., 28, Kaunas
  • October 21

    EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT, LECTURE | “INTROSPECTION”.

    TIME | 4 p.m. - lecture | 6 p.m. - exhibiton opening event ADDRESS | Lecture - VMU Multifunctional Science and Study Center, Putvinskis st. 23, Kaunas | Exhibition opening event - KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas MORE INFO | link link

    KAFe 2016 GALA EVENT

    TIME | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ADDRESS | KAFe discussions and exhibitions center, Laisvės ave. 60, Kaunas
  • October 20

    LECTURE | “Hands–on urban design”

    18th Architecture [discussion] Fund Cycle "Collaborative Placemaking". PARTICIPANT | EVELINA OZOLA (Riga, Latvia) TIME | 7 p.m. ADDRESS | VMU Multifunctional Science and Study Center, Putvinskis st. 23, Kaunas DESCRIPTION | The work of "Fine Young Urbanists" is an ongoing exploration of communication to the public through hands-on urban design and collaborative placemaking. Participant will present several small scale interventions in public spaces that have informed larger urban design or educational processes. MORE INFO | site
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Studies KAFe

International exhibition-competition of final projects of architecture students.

Kaunas architecture festival KAFe2016 invites to participate in the international exhibition-competition of final projects of university architecture students – of both bachelor and master studies – on the topics of the central part of Kaunas town.
The topic of this year’s KAFe2016 – RESTART YOUR CITY CENTER, therefore development of the central part of town and the role of communities in this process is at the focus of the competition topics suggested for consideration of Lithuanian and foreign architecture universities.
As a part of KAFe2016, the international contest of final projects by graduate students will be one of the most important educational events of the festival. Read more

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ADDRESS

Lietuvos architektų sąjungos Kauno skyrius
Vilniaus st. 22, LT-44280 Kaunas , Lithuania
Phone: 8 (37) 422248, fax.: 8 (37) 321568
info@kafe2016.lt

 

 

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ORGANIZERS

KAFe director

Gintaras Balčytis

+370 699 32472

balcytis@icloud.com   info@kafe2016.lt

 


KAFe koordinator | MEDIA, VOLUNTEERS

Laura Baltkojytė

+370 636 40071

laura@kafe2016.lt

 


KAFe koordinator

Algirdas Ramonas

+370 633 88786

algirdas@kafe2016.lt

 


VOLUNTEERS 

Augustinas Milkus | Birutė Jankauskaitė | Deimantė Vaičiukynaitė | Deimantė Sudikaitė | Deividas Jankauskas | Eglė Drungilaitė | Elena Damaševičiūtė | Gabrielė Kunevičiūtė | Gediminas Viliūnas | Gintarė Jankauskaitė | Ieva Matulionytė | Julius Blažys | Kamilė Jakubauskaitė | Karolina Galvydytė | Kotryna Opanovičiūtė | Kristina Sutkutė | Laura Jakubonytė | Marius Baranauskas | Matas Vilkauskas  | Michail Železniak | Monika Bartkutė | Monika Gedvilaitė | Neringa Baukutė | Nick Gorokhov | Rūta Vitkutė | Šarūnas Petrauskas | Vaiva Vaitkevičiūtė | Vaiva Andriuškytė | Vika Pranaitytė | Žilvinas Rinkšelis

PROGRAM CURATORS

STUDIES KAFe | International competition-exhibition of bachelor and master theses by students of architectural higher education schools.

Neringa Urbanė

+370 662 44535

education@kafe2016.lt


WORKSHOP | "CABBAGE FIELD ARCHIVISION"

Kęstutis Vaikšnoras

+370 620 75661

archikestas@gmail.com

Vita Gelūnienė

+370 699 93787


LITHUANIAN URBAN FORUM 2016

Kęstutis Zaleckis

+370 616 83136

kestutis.zaleckis@ktu.lt


EXHIBITION | MVRDV “Vertical Village“

Tadas Jonauskis

+370 688 18329


EXHIBITION | „ŽVILGSNIS Į SAVE“

Rūta Leitenaitė

+370 615 72309

info@architektusajunga.lt


LECTURES | ARCHITEKTŪROS [POKALBIŲ] FONDAS

Elena Archipovaitė

+370 685 01166

arch@archfondas.lt

www.archfondas.lt

 


PROJECT | PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP

Rūta Barisaitė

+370 676 63560

rbarisaite@gmail.com

 


WORKSHOP | „CREATE YOUR OWN CLASSROOM OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

Mindaugas Butvila

+370 615 14486

mindaugas.butvila@gmail.com


EXCURSIONS | „EKSKURSAS. CYCLE III“

"Ekskursas" team

ekskursas@gmail.com

 


WORKSHOP | "KAUNAS 18+18. ARCHITEC(X)TURE ACTUALIZATION“

Jūratė Tutlytė

j.tutlyte@mf.vdu.lt

+370 699 16940

 


EXHIBITION | "NORDIC BLOCK"

Brigita Urmanaitė

brigita@norden.lt

+370 5 212 36 95

Vladimir Frolov

vf@projectbaltia.com

 


EXHIBITION | "NOT YET DECIDED"

Justinas Jakštonis

j.jakstonis@gmail.com

+370 615 15057

 


LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS OF THE CITY

Dalius Šarakauskas

info@dsarchitektai.lt

+370 698 48373

 


PROJECT| „Wooden Architecture and Heritage“

Asta Prikockienė

+370 656 39334

astaprikockiene@takas.lt

Gintaras Prikockis

+370 699 66819

prikog@takas.lt

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