Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.
The annual cycle’s theme next year is 𝐻𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒯𝑜𝓂𝑜𝓇𝓇𝑜𝓌 – 𝒮𝓅𝑒𝒸𝓊𝓁𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝐸𝒹𝓊𝒸𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓁 𝐼𝓃𝓈𝓉𝒾𝓉𝓊𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒞𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒩𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝐹𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒. This year, despite many uncertainties on the way and public events restrictions that were lifted in Estonia only at the end of spring, we managed to organise the programme on-site in June. In 2022, we are wishing for more engagement with the local context in Narva, and dreaming of creating a space (even temporary) that local people would feel excited and meaningful to have. Defining concrete methods and ways of working for future design and architecture education, unlearning and rethinking existing practises, and creating revolutional educational moments are our main goals with this programme. We are also envisioning inviting colleagues and collaborators to discuss what could be the continuation of this project – maybe, in a big garden party. And of course, with a lot of delicious food made with local ingredients!
Next spring, we will be hosting again a full programme in Narva Art Residency: live action role play, Spring School workshops, and two residencies with artists Laura Kuusk (Estonia) and varialambo (Finland/Germany). Dates, application process and mentors for the play and the Spring School will be announced early in spring.
Thank you everyone who were part of (Re)configuring Territories this year: participants, mentors, artists, residents, and partners. Have a relaxing winter break and be well!