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April 23 Conference "The Future School Begins Today"

The Future School Begins Today
April 23, 2013

Riga Technical University
Kaļķu str 1, Assembly Hall

9.00 - 10.00 Registration, morning coffee

10.00 - 10.30 Opening - Dr Leonīds Ribickis, Rector, Riga Technical University; Inga Vanaga,Parlamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Science; Andy Williams, Regional, Director, British Council

Launch of Education Innovation Award 2013

Evija Papule, Deputy State Secretary, Head of Education Department, Ministry ofEducation and Science

10.30 - 11.45 Opening up future learning’ by Liz Hankin, Director of EdICTs and Senior Advisor to FutureLab, UK

11.45 – 12.15 Coffee break

12.15 – 13.00 "Robots & Avatars- Behaviours and Ethics in future collaboration spaces" by Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space and a Research Associate Artist at ResCen, UK

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Other learning’ – presentations of best local and international practice

  • Initiative ‘Change Opportunities for Schools’ by SFL
  • Education Innovation Award 2011 winner
  • The Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) Award winner
  • Exellence Award winner
  • Social circus (Finland)
  • Creative Partnerships Lithuania: national creative learning programme by Milda Laužikaitė, leader of the project „Creative Partnerships Lithuania”, Education Development Centre, Lithuania
  • COMPLEMATION - nobody is wrong 100% of the time’ by Andrew McKenzie

15.15 - 15.30 – break to split into parallel sessions
15.30 - 17.00 – Parallel sessions

1. ‘The first book about water wasn't written by a fish: the perspectives from outside the bowl’
by Andrew McKenzie, UK

The standpoint of knowing what we don't need to know rather than knowing what we need to know is a radical departure from the reliance on technology and other external means to solve current problems. rather than being "at effect", we need to be "at cause", and this workshop will allow you to see what that really means, as well as giving you practical means for achieving it. in a time of having too many choices, and faced with almost limitless decisions, here is a short introductory workshop in how to cut through the tangled mess, and restore lines of sight where they need to be. are you ready for change? the answers to the most obvious questions are right in front of us, and learning how to learn how to learn is perhaps the most pre-eminent. find out how in this workshop!

2. "Creative Use of technologies in social processes- a future that starts today" by Ghislaine
Boddington, Creative Director, and Leanne Hammacott, Associate Director, body>data>space

body>data>space is a collective of artists and designers engaged in creating fascinating connections between performance, architecture, new media and virtual worlds. Using our own collaboration methodologies and networked creation processes, the group visions the future of the human body and its real-time relationship to evolving global, social and technological shifts. This focus on the weave of the live body in digital interaction reflects on all of our own experiences in today’s world – our bodies are extending and developing, our senses are enhanced, our social and work lives are changing through the use of digital tools and social media. At the base of this is the imperative issue of how we, our bodies and minds, affect and influence the various realities surrounding us. In this lecture/workshop we will be referring to our project Robots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future"- this innovative project explores how young people will work and play with new representational forms of themselves and others in virtual and physical life in the next 10-15 years. It examines multi-identity evolutions of today’s younger generations within the context of a world in which virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blended. http://www.bodydataspace.net/ ; http://www.robotsandavatars.net/

3.Turning learning inside out’ by Liz Hankin, Director of EdICTs and Senior Advisor to FutureLab

There are 3 elements to this workshop:

  • Do you know what your students really do in lessons compared to what you have planned?
  • Do you understand how they want to learn? In this interactive session Liz will lead a number of activities related to planning and managing innovation including a tried and tested seven stage process for disciple innovation within any organisation.
  • So what online tools are effective for the learning process? As part of the process, Liz will explain some of the tools and techniques that Futurelab have employed with the Enquiring Schools Programme currently running in UK schools and provide a series of suggestions for all learners.
  • How can you develop a strategy for implementing progressive change to plug the gaps in skills and knowledge?

Liz will lead a discussion on how to create a school-based gap analysis tool to help bridge the gap between what is currently happening in your school and what the future could be. This will assist in handling budget priorities and professional development plans within schools or across local areas.

4. "Social circus in the schools in Finland" by Piaa Karkkola (Finland)

Social circus in schools - working with immigrant classes, special education classes, children with autism and with students with special need of support in basic education. Social circus is more than just learning tricks, it can teach life skills, it can increase self esteem, it improves social and motoric skills, it gives experiences of success individually and together with others and what's most important: circus teaches joy. Everyone can find their inner circus star. Even the teachers.

5. ‘Creative Partnerships: how creative professionals help to deal with real learning challenges’ by Milda Laužikaitė, Domas Burkauskas and Ernesta Šimkienė from Creative Partnerships Lithuania.

The programme Creative Partnerships Lithuania is offering schools a possibility to work in cooperation with creative professionals to adress real learning challenges. Creative professionals, teachers, pupils explore possibilities to make everyday learning practices meaningful and inspiring. During the session we will share how we work with schools and invite participants to try some creative learning activities.

Creative Partnerships programme in Lithuania is based on the experience of the UK Creative Partnerships programme. The programme is developed and delivered in partnership with the UK based organization Creativity, Culture and Education.

6. "Dullā Daukas darbnīca" by UNESCO LNK (in Latvian)

Attached are the profiles of the UK speakers:







Is creative bureaucracy possible in the public sector?

On Wednesday, April 24, within the framework of the seminar "Creative Bureaucracy: SPRING", the local and foreign experts will share their experience of the solutions for mitigating negative manifestations of bureaucracy in public administration.

Charles Landry, a guest lecturer and creativity expert from Great Britain will present his vision of creative bureaucracy that is regarded as the necessity of the 21st century and deals with the tension between negative and hulking bureaucracy forms in cooperation of the public and private sector. Among other things, the British expert also writes a blog on creative bureaucracy.

The discussion aims to raise awareness and increase the creative potential of the society, focusing on effective talent management, cooperation and openness. It is possible to enhance the overall cooperation with the society by flexibly responding to change and offering solutions.

Elita Dreimane, Director of the State Chancellery emphasizes that the public administration should change its operational culture from a repressive and controlling approach to service providers, ensuring high quality service for its customers – the society. "One of the priorities this year is to introduce a customer – oriented culture in public administration that includes both the modernization of government communication and improvement of public participation instruments, as well as other initiatives to enhance the interaction between the administration and society, for example, establishment of a good service movement in public administration," says E.Dreimane.

The seminar will highlight the examples of creativity in the public administration of Latvia, which will be presented in more detail by Laine Kučinska, Deputy Director of the State Chancellery for Public Administration Communication Affairs, Arnis Daugulis, Deputy State Secretary for ICT of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia, Gunārs
Kusiņš, Head of the Legal Bureau of the Saeima and Agita Kalviņa, expert in HRM.

Take a look in the seminar program.

The seminar will be held from 10:00 until 13:00 in the Great Hall of the University of Latvia (19 Raiņa boulevard, Rīga). The number of seats is limited; therefore we kindly ask the interested persons to apply early.

On Thursday, April 25, a workshop "Come and Create eGovernment" will be held. It will address the effective implementation of public administration using the information and communication technologies to improve operational efficiency of institutions and simplify procedures, as well as improve customer service through the slogan, "E-opportunities for Faster and Easier Daily Life".

More detailed information on the workshop: www.e-iespejas.lv.

The seminar "Creative Bureaucracy: SPRING" is organized by the British Council in Latvia in cooperation with the State Chancellery, the Latvian School of Public Administration, the University
of Latvia and the IT cluster of Latvia. The seminar will be held within the framework of the creative activity week "CREATE! 2013" to be held from April 22- 28.

The project aims to demonstrate and highlight the practical and pragmatic side of creativity, to identify and develop creativity in purposeful activity – in education, culture, business environment, government, local authorities, the social sector - and its ability to add value and address societal challenges.

Attached are the profiles of the UK speakers:


More detailed information on the creative activity week "CREATE! 2013": www.radilatvija.lv

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April 22 Seminar “The Role of Art in Socially Significant Processes”

22nd of April, 2013
Latvian Academy of Art
Kalpaka boulevard 13, Riga
Within the Creativity week 2013 and the theatre festival NoMadI
Organised by the creative association NoMadI and the British Council Latvia

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 Introduction: prof.Kristaps Zariņš (Latvian Academy of Art), Ilze Saleniece (the
British Concil Latvia)
10:05 Freedom and usefulness in the relationship between art and society, Krista Burane (Nomadi, Latvia)
Moderator: Kristīne Želve

10:15 Introducing of speakers
10:20 Circus as a tool to promote wellbeing. What is social circus in Finland? Piia Karkkola, project Effective circus, Finland
10:40 Creative Partnerships: artists fostering school change, Milda Laužikaitė, leader of the project Creative Partnerships Lithuania, Education Development Centre, Lithuania
11:00 Arts for Empowerment – project and cultural entrepreneurship among social and
welfare services, Joonas Keskinen, Antero Mentu, Cultural cooperative Uulu, Finland
11:20 Collective collaborations and the future world of work, Ghislaine Boddington, body>data>space, UK
11:40 How to nail water to a tree: the emerging art (and science) of measuring the impossible, Andrew McKenzie, sound and thinking designer, UK

12:00 Discussion How art can help in the socially significant processes?
Speakers - Ghislaine Boddington (UK), Milda Laužikaitė (Lithuania), Andrew McKenzie (UK), Piia Karkkola (Finland), Joonas Keskinen (Finland), Antero Mentu (Finland), Krista Burāne (Latvia), Šelda Puķīte (Ministry of Culture, Latvia)
Moderator: Kristine Zelve

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30
1. Social circus in care centers, nursing homes and with families falling within social welfare services by Piia Karkkola, Finland
2. Creative Partnerships: how creative professionals help to deal with real learning challenges by Milda Laužikaitė, Domas Burkauskas and Ernesta Šimkeinė, Lithuania
3. Why creation of songs can help young and elder people? by Joonas Keskinen and Antero Mentu, Finland
4. New technologies in the social processes - future that starts today, by Ghislaine
Boddington, Leanne Hammacott, UK
5. How to nail water to a tree by Andrew McKenzie, UK

Free Entry.
Please, apply for the seminar and workshops online: http://bit.ly/ZEJqZF

Program: theroleofart-_program_eng.pdf

Attached are the profiles of the UK speakers:





April 23 Discussion on Latvia’s architecture exports

Ministry of Culture of Latvia and Latvian Association of Architects cordially invite you to take part in the discussion „Export potential of Latvian architecture: challenges  and opportunities” which will be held on April 23, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:30 in Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 of Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (address: Ūdens street 6, Riga). The discussion is organized within the framework of Creativity week 2013. The discussion will bring together architects, representatives from government and non-governmental organizations, as well as foreign experts - world renowned urbanist, innovation and creativity expert Charles Landry (UK), Vice President International of the Royal Institute of British Architects Peter Oborn (UK), Ministerial Advisor of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland Kimmo Aulake (FI). Different aspects of architecture exportability are included in the agenda of the discussion – contribution of architecture to the economy, potential and competitiveness of architecture industry at international level, barriers and disadvantages of the export process, national support possibilities and needs of the industry, as well as other issues. The participation in the discussion is free of charge. 

If you are interested in taking part at the discussion, please fill in the electronic registration
form: http://goo.gl/Eyu6H

Programme of the event: eng_architecture_discussion_program_150413.pdf


Attached are the profiles of the UK speakers:



For more details, please contact Ms.Dzintra Purviņa Dzintra.Purvina@km.gov.lv
Information on Creativity Week 2013 in Latvia: www.radilatvija.lv

April 23 Seminar – discussion „Alternative distribution models of works protected by copyright in the digital environment”

Time: 9:30 – 14:00

Place: RISEBA, Architecture and Media Centre “H2O 6” (Riga, Ūdens iela 6)

Participants: representatives of creative industries (especially – music and e-books) and everyone interested in open discussion on tendencies of copyright.

More information:
The seminar - discussion will be devoted to tendencies of copyright in the current digital environment. The local and foreign experts will discuss the alternative distribution models of music and e-books online providing their easy accessibility, on one hand, and fair remuneration to authors, on the other hand. The topics presented by the experts will include: possibility to introduce so-called culture flat-rate for the use of culture products; current tendencies of management of online music rights in Europe, the role of the collective management organisations therein and others.

The experts: sociologist and media researcher - prof. Dr. Volker Grassmuck (Germany); doctoral candidate in the University of Freiburg (Germany) - Magda Papēde; manager of the band “Brainstorm” - Guna Zučika; head of Strategic development unit of the National Library of Latvia - Uldis Zariņš and others.

Contact persons: Ilona Tomsone (ilona.tomsone@km.gov.lv) and Rihards Gulbis (rihards.gulbis@km.gov.lv)