RISEBA Summer school "FestivaL'and 4.0"

RISEBA University of Applied Sciences summer school “FestivaL’and 4.0” in 2021 will take place already for the fourth time from July 28 to August 6 and is organized as cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival. Participants ar welcome!

“FestivaL’and 4.0” is a DesignBuild summer course for undergraduate and postgraduate level international students studying in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, building construction, engineering, design, and arts, or other creative areas.

The participants led by design professionals will generate ideas, design, and learn crafts of timber construction to create and build an instant spatial framework as a theatre festival center for city users of all generations – festival guests and locals of Valmiera. The summer school is devoted to the idea of the contemporary urban interventions as catalysts for important turns in the perception and use of the urban environment. The course aims to encourage students to apply their theoretical knowledge, develop and train the skills in testing and constructing unexpected ideas on scale 1:1.

Valmiera Summer Theater festival is a unique theater event held annually in the urban scenery, open-air, and indoors in non-traditional locations in Valmiera city, Latvia. The performances are exclusively produced for the festival by national and internationally renowned theatre professionals. The festival is in search of unusual places and original forms, which enrich and provoke new experiences of festival visitors and Valmiera locals. Festival center built during the summer school as a live project is an integral part and astounding focal point of the event.

Summer course duration: 10 days.

Credits: 3 ECTS.

Languages of instruction: Latvian and English.

Location: Valmiera, Latvia.

Application form – here

To apply you should upload the following:

  • CV and brief motivation letter;
  • one photo of your latest creative project;
  • your ID or passport copy;
  • proof of English knowledge (if available),
  • certification from your home University proving that you are enrolled as a student. 

The first application round for foreign participants seeking scholarships is open until April 1, 2021. Latvian state scholarships are administered by the State Education Development Agency and will be awarded on a competitive basis in a careful evaluation after receiving all applications.

In 2021 there are 10 Latvian State scholarships administered by State Education Development Agency available for foreign participants from following countries

Azerbaijan, Belgium (Federation Wallonia – Brussels), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Tajikistan, The People`s Republic of China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The United States of America.

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The course will be organized accordingly to state restrictions due to COVID-19. The priority is to hold an event in person but optionally scenarios for online mode will be developed. Participants will be informed accordingly.

Summer School 2021