Brilliant iweek in lovely Liepaja, the final notes

Yesterday our day started with the univeristy/degree programme presentations. Pictured Lenno Verhoog from Utrecht School of the Arts, the Netherlands.

Then we started to discuss about networking, student and staff exchange, projects and shared online classes.

We put stickers on the white board to indicate what kind of cooperation we would like to do with whom. Then we had discussions in smaller groups about the implementation.

Of the universities present we already have cooperation with Liepaja University, Latvia, Minerva Academy of Popculture/Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, Vilnius College of Technologies and design, Lithuania and the Academy of  Media Arts Cologne, Germany, but we found new areas of cooperation.

Mutual interest in establishing a new partership was found by TAMK with Art and Technology Programme at Aalborg University, Denmark, Siauliai University, Lithuania, and RISEBA university, Latvia.

I made an invitation to our Tampere Art Factory International Week April 11-15, and everybody is happy to come.

In the evening we participated in the iweek electronic music consert at Liepaja Museum. Had afterwards dinner with colleagues at Pastnieka Maja (recommend to anyone visting Liepaja) and then skipped the iweek disco.

Today the iweek programme features open lecturers/artist talks. One of the speakers is Chris Hales, SmartLab, who will host an interactive movie workshop at our International Week.
The iweek will be wrapped up at the Dinner tonight, but simultaniously I will already be flying from Riga to Tampere.

A big hand to Santa Mazika and Anna Trapenciere, the main organisers of the iweek, and to entire MPLab staff. This has been a brilliant week! We will be back in lovely Liepaja next year!

Cai Melakoski
International New Media Art Week
Art Research Lab
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