CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.


STROIKA. Express course in Latvia.

Teaching period: 

17.09.2019. – 24.09.2019. (16 September – arrival, 25 September – departure)

Teacher(s):prof. Dainis Lesins, Dainis Pundurs, Liga Skarina, Eugenia Loginova

Level: BA / MA ECTS:  1.5

Number of available places for CIRRUS students: 4

Application deadline: 11.09.2019. The results will be announced on 0512.09.2019. Accepted participants will receive more detailed information.

Requirements: to prepare two project drawings for your art objects upon the arrival.

How to apply: 

Please send us information about you (school, study year, BA or MA), a short motivation letter and some photos of your art works (could be portfolio, electronical version or website, if you have) to the e-mail address:

Course description: 

The course is envisaged as an international student symposium, during which an intensive programme will be carried out. It includes lectures, workshops, professional practice, wood kiln firings (two different technologies: one black – smoked low temperature firing, other – high temperature soda wood firing), attendance of museums, galleries and the participation at the pop-up exhibition of the symposium works at the Art Academy of Latvia.

Envisaged results: students will obtain the knowledge in the field of ceramics design and woodfiring technologies by practically developing the project in ceramics. The project works will be displayed at the exhibition. 

Additional information:

Venues of the symposium – Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, city centre (Kalpaka bulvaris 13). Organizers do not offer accommodations; do not hesitate to book your stay in advance. 

Assignment: This year’s theme of the symposium “STROIKA” invites artists to create architectural works in ceramic material, thus paying attention to the multifunctionality of the material as well as the artistic expressions. STROIKA or the building site, is symbolically something of a new presentiment, it has a careful planning and perseverance in execution. STROIKA is a process that creates creative activity that culminates in architecture and design.