TVbridge: LIETUVA-NORWAY 2005-08-19

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 19:00-21:00 Norwegian time

The Pro-test lab in Vilnius/Lithuania, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and Atelier Nord in Oslo invite you to participate in a panel discussion about the politics of urban development and public space in form of a ³TV-bridge² between Norway and Lithuania.

The ³TV-bridge² between Norway and Lithuania will take place on Tuesday, 23 August 2005 from 7 to 9 pm (Norwegian time)at Atelier Nord, Lakkegata 55 D, 0187 Oslo/Norway and from 8 to 10 pm (Lithuanian time) at pro-test lab next to the cinema LIETUVA, Pylimo 17, Vilnius.

The following people are participating in the panel: Andrė Baldišiūtė / architect, Guro Voss Gabrielsen / human geographer, Tomas Grunskis / architect, Grete Horntvedt / Commissioner for the Department of Urban Development at the Oslo Rådhus, Gintautas Mažeikis / philosopher, Nerijus Milerius / philosopher, Ole Moystad / an architect and urban developer.

Moderation: Tone Hansen,an artist and curator in Oslo and Arūnas Gelūnas, artist and philosopher in Vilnius.

Comments and references by Tomas S. Butkus, Marija Drėmaitė, Lolita Jablonskienė, Audrys Karalius, Algis Lankelis, Kęstutis Lupeikis, Jūratė Markevičienė, Audrius Novickas, Vida Ramaškienė, Darius Spranaitis, Skaidra Trilupaitytė, Algis Vyšniūnas. The audience is invited to contribute to the discussion.

The Pro-test lab is approaching Norwegian citizens for their solidarity to support the campaign in Vilnius by joining the discussion in format of the so-called "TV-bridge" between Norway and Lithuania.

Why Norway?
Norway was one of first countries to recognize Lithuanian independence and facilitate economic development and international exchange. Very soon the ideas of the social welfare state, Scandinavian socialism and democracy became manipulative tools in the rhetoric of real estate tycoons and corrupted bureaucrats. Scandinavian urban models (for instance the Aker Brygge in Oslo) are considered to provide the future examples of urban
development in Lithuania. Taking into account that Lithuania is a case study for other former Soviet republics (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and the Caucasus), it becomes interesting to what extent this "Scandinavian model" could be reproduced and what kind of reading should be taken into account.
We kindly invite you to share your insights, experiences and expertise in recent projects and reflect on the politics of urban development and public space.
Organisation: Christiane Erharter / OCA, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas / pro-test lab, Jana Winderen, Atle Barcley/Atelier Nord
& Julija Kšivickaitė, Elena Archipovaitė (ASK -Architektūros Studentų Klubas), Renata Petrauskaitė
programming, broadcast: Justinas Gulbinas, Erich Berger, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Saulius Švirmickas.
video: Giedrius, Paulius Turskis.
sound: „Jazz galerija“
internet: UAB „Baltneta“, Atelier Nord

The ³TV-bridge² is a collaboration between the Pro-test lab in
Vilnius/Lithuania, Office for Contemporary Art Norway and Atelier Nord, Oslo.


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