International Conference on Architecture to the General Public

13 September 2013, Last updated at, 12:33 EEST
  • RSS
  • Print
Loading...
author: 15min./Scanpix

The conference on international architecture called “Public Interest in Architecture” hosted by Vilnius City Municipality presented an opportunity to discuss involvement of the public and representation of public interest in developing quality architecture, as well as the role of architecture and architects in social, economic and cultural processes.

According to Valentinas Mazuronis, Minister of Environment, speaking at the opening of the conference, “Architecture presents some of the most important and long-standing outcomes of human cultural activity, reflecting the aesthetic, artistic, social, economic, scientific and political ideological development of human communities”. The Minister as an architect himself observes that people increasingly focus on the quality of environment, moderate use of natural resources, pollution prevention, with the quality requirements of architecture becoming stricter, and architecture now expected to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. Hence, according to the Minister, public campaigning and understanding of architecture in the public will be enhanced to make sure that architecture becomes relevant to all members of the public.

Professionals in the fields of economics, architecture, and politics from the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France, including Ewa Westermark, partner of Danish architecture office Gehl Architects, Wouter Vanstiphout, founder of Crimson architectural historians, Ole Bouman, architecture historian, former director of the Dutch Institute of Architecture, etc. have come to share their insights on the position of architecture in the globalised context, and the outlook for its regulation and quality improvement in Europe.

Some of the most successful examples of environmental improvement in view of public interest, as well as co-operation models for architects, general public, other professionals, business and public authorities, will be given by guests from Estonia, Slovenia, the Netherlands and naturally Lithuanian architects, hosting the event. Members of the conference were introduced to the framework of the Lithuanian policy of architecture 2014-2020, drafted on the initiative of the Lithuanian Union of Architects, with the support of the Ministry of Environment.

Once sessions in Vilnius close, members of the conference will go to Kaunas, where the Žalgiris Arena will be used for the exhibition of works awarded the prestigious prize of European Architecture, Mies van der Rohe. On Saturday the Lithuanian Union of Architects will host the General Assembly of the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP).

The conference is part of official events on the occasion of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. This event, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, was organised by the Lithuanian Union of Architects and the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP).
 

Check all

Search by policy areas

  • General Affairs (GAC)
  • Foreign Affairs (FAC)
  • Economic & Financial Affairs (ECOFIN)
  • Justice & Home Affairs (JHA)
  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO)
  • Competitiveness (COMPET)
  • Transport, Telecommunications & Energy (TTE)
  • Agriculture & Fisheries (AGRI)
  • Environment (ENVI)
  • Education, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)
6.103515625E-5

Events calendar

Search All events
Previous Next
December 2013
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
25 26 27 28 29 30
8
14
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01 02 03 04 05
From 28.11.2013 to 29.11.2013
The 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius

News subscription

About subscription

Social Media

  • Jan 14, President @Grybauskaite_LT presented results of #EU2013LT to EP in Strasbourg. Read press release here: about 99 days ago
  • Watch live press conference of Lithuanian President @Grybauskaite_LT & EP President Schulz about 99 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 99 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: @EU2013LT gave all efforts for #EU financial stability, growth&jobs: work should be continued about 99 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LT: Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event http://t… about 99 days ago
  • Watch live at 9am (CET) presentation by @Grybauskaite_LT of #EU2013LT results @ #EP plenary session #EbS+ @EU2013LT about 99 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 99 days ago
  • @Europarl_EN plenary session review of #EU2013LT will be streamed LIVE 9:00 CET on #EbS+ about 99 days ago
  • RT @EC_AVService: LIVE 09h00 CET on #EbS+ EP plenary session review of the Lithuanian Presidency @EU2013LT about 99 days ago
  • Today #Lithuania President @Grybauskaite_LT will present #EU2013LT results to @Europarl_EN in official closing event about 100 days ago
  • RT @Leskevicius: Definite example 2 follow: #GSC "green office" campaign goes digital & offers print on demand 4 @EUCouncil meetings. Natur… about 102 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: #Vilnius becomes a synonym for #Ukraine's European integration- from my meeting w opposition MP @Poroshenko. about 103 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: Lithuania makes the first step in exploring space. Satellites „LitSat-1“ and „LituanicaSat-1“ were successfully launch… about 104 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: One small step for space history, a big leap for #Lithuania - 1st LT satellites take off from @NASA ! #CubeSats @Lituani… about 104 days ago
  • RT @EUCouncilPress: Congratulations to the new Greek EU Council presidency- looking forward to working together! @gr2014eu #GR2014EU about 105 days ago
  • Achievements of #EU2013LT: more credible, growing and open #Europe; infographics about 107 days ago
  • #EU2013LT achievements for credible, growing and open Europe: described, counted up and collected in one place. Here: about 110 days ago
  • RT @PRLTUN: Seeing the name of #Lithuania at the #UN #SecurityCouncil- a moment of great pride for my country about 111 days ago
  • RT @francediplo: Les succès de la présidence du conseil de l'#UE par la #Lituanie qui vient de s'achever : #EU2013LT… about 111 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: First day with #Euro in #Latvia. Congratulations to our #Baltic neighbours! about 112 days ago
  • RT @Grybauskaite_LT: All the success for #Greece taking over the EU Presidency! @GreekPresidency @EU2013LT @gr2014eu about 112 days ago
  • #EU2013LT over, #Lithuania is now non-permanent member of @UN Security Council. For updates, follow @LithuaniaUNNY and @PRLTUN about 112 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 112 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Congrats #Latvia! Historic moment, our neighbors is the 18th member of € zone! Hope #Lithuania will join this family next… about 112 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: Good New Year' morning #Greece! Most heartfelt wishes for successful @GreekPresidency #EU! about 112 days ago
  • RT @EU2013LTpress: Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το... about 112 days ago
  • RT @IrelandRepBru: Congrats and job well done to @EU2013LTpress; and welcome and good luck to @gr2014eu about 113 days ago
  • Having worked for credible, growing, open Europe #EU2013LT hands @EUCouncil Presidency to #GR2014EU. Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!... about 113 days ago
  • RT @LinkeviciusL: First, singing revolution, now- singing Presidency- concluding song by the #EU2013LT team: about 113 days ago
  • As #EU2013LT comes to a close, Perm Rep Karoblis reviews accomplishments, thanks Presidency team and partners. Watch: about 113 days ago