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The summer school will be organized as the team workshops led by international and local tutors to work out the ideas on spatial arrangements for a festival village, develop the design proposals, and construction process.

The intense workshops will be enriched by inspiring lectures, guided excursions, visits to the local construction material factories, discussions, and feedback sessions, as well as cultural and leisure activities, concerts and performances, cinema screening, exciting parties together with the Valmiera Summer Theatre festival.

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Monday, July 23

Arrival

Tuesday, July 24

9.00 Welcome session & opening of the summer school (meeting point – Valmiera Theatre)
10.00 Introduction “Theatre traditions and theatre festival” by VVTF creative director R.Suhanovs (Valmiera Theatre)
11.00 Briefing & Project preview
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Introduction “Valmiera: Hanseatic town vs. industrial city” (Valmiera Museum)
15.00 Lecture “Rethinking Urban planning traditions in Latvian towns”, J.Dripe
16.00 (16.30) Guided bike tour
18.30 Dinner: “Latvian taste” in Valmiermuiza
20.00 The guided visit to Valmiermuiza Brewery

Wednesday, July 25

9.00 Lecture “Changing urban landscapes” (A.Lauzis)
After lecture – Workshop: Site Survey and Modelling of the Urban Context
12:30 Lunch break
13.30 Workshop: Design Strategy and Urban Concepts
18.30 Dinner
19.30 Presentation & discussion #1

Thursday, July 26

9.00 Lectures “Experience on Ephemeral” (D.Jaunzems)
“Tools and technologies” (R.Bekic)
After lectures – Workshop
12:30 Lunch break
13.30 Workshop: Design development and on-site testing lab
Desk critics & revision of the ideas
18.30 Dinner
19.30 Workshop or options for evening activities

Friday, July 27

9.00 
Masterclass and lecture (R.Lõoke)
After lecture – Workshop: Design development and on-site testing lab 
12:30 Lunch break
13.30 Workshop: Design development and on-site testing lab
Presentation Setup
16.00 Presentation & discussion #2
Common dinner and drinks
Valmiera city festivities
Culture session

Saturday, July 28

9.00 Free time & Culture session, Valmiera city festival
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Workshop: Design Prep & Production
19.00 Dinner
Culture session

Sunday, July 29

9.00 Guided excursion

12.30 Lunch
14.00 Workshop: Design Prep & Production
19.00 Dinner
Culture and activity session 

Monday, July 30

9.00 
Excursion to timber production company
11.00 
Briefing (on-site) and construction workshop
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Construction workshop
18.30 Dinner
19.30 A.Eglitis about contemporary art and temporary installations
Feedback session

Tuesday, July 31

9.00 Briefing (on-site) and construction workshop

12.30 Lunch
13.30 Construction workshop
18.30 Dinner
The evening session on Problems & Solutions #3
Culture and activity session

Wednesday, Aug 1

9.00 Briefing (on-site) and construction workshop
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Construction workshop
18.30 Dinner
The evening session on Problems & Solutions #4
Culture and activity session

Thursday, Aug 2

9.00 Briefing (on-site) and construction workshop

12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Construction workshop
18.30 Dinner
The evening session on Problems & Solutions #5
Finishing of the construction works
Open-air cinema


Friday, Aug 3

9.00 Finishing off the construction works
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Preparation for the opening
16.00 Opening of the Summer Theatre festival center (Hansa square)
Culture session: Program of the Theatre festival
18.30 Dinner
Culture session: Program of the Theatre festival
Fireplace at the festival center
Open-air cinema

Saturday, Aug 4

Culture session: Program of the Theatre festival
Around 12.30 Lunch
Culture session: Program of the Theatre festival
17.00 
Closing ceremony of the summer school
Common dinner & Farewell party. Open end...

Fireplace at the festival center
Open-air cinema

Sunday, Aug 5

Departure

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The VVTF has so far two years of experience in discovering the city spaces for theatre performance. By joining the forces with RISEBA the plans to generate more ambitious ideas and construct the festival village in the center of Valmiera has resulted in the cooperation to organize the summer school.

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Parallel to the summer school, Valmiera city festival will take place from July 27 to July 29.

International Summer School

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