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Laimikis.lt is an interdisciplinary platform for urban research, community art & co-design (social design) initiatives, non-formal learning and activism. Our mission is to promote participatory urban culture by launching creative communities initiatives in underused public spaces, running non-formal educational activities, and facilitating inclusive cultural development of the neighbourhoods. Laimikis team treats public spaces as an open field for playful and creative interaction (sharing and co-acting) and applies arts-based and participatory action research approaches. “Laimikis.lt” was registered as NGO in 2oo9, while as a creative group we have been working in the following areas since 2oo7:

• studying the potential of underused places to become public spaces;
• exploring and developing tools for citizens communication and cooperation;
• initiating community art projects, urban games, neighbours party gatherings;
• developing and putting in action scenarios for regeneration of public spaces and neighborhoods;
• arranging informal and non-formal learning activities: workshops and trainings in public and community art, participatory planning, and creative communication in public space;
• documenting changing city life and street styles, collecting photo-materials and interviews with passers-by and neighbourhoods residents;
• supporting young designers by promoting their collections and building links between artists and communities;

Core team:
Jekaterina Lavrinec: researcher, educator and curator in the fields of media and urban studies, PhD in humanities (Jekaterina.Lavrinec@gmail.com, Jekaterina@Laimikis.lt);
• Julius Narkūnas: architecture, photography, public relations (Julius@Laimikis.lt).

For the list of Laimikis.lt initiaitives & art-works pleaseclick here.

Projects coordinators:
• Kristina Leikytė & Gabrielė Burkovaitė: education projects
“Creative Industries Labyrinth” 2011, “City in City“, 2012
• Mantė Jaruševičiūtė: Dispatchwork LT, since 2011

Team of reporters and photographers
• Dovilė Macijauskaitė (Vilnius) • Raimondas Bielskis (Vilnius) • Giedrė Juzėnaitė (Vilnius/London) • Inga Kallibery (Petersburg) • Svetlana Koršunova (Vilnius) • Dovilė Remeikaitė (Kaunas)

Team of designers & creative practitioners::
• Stasys Čhepulis/St.Čhe (Vilnius/Moscow): designer • Sergey Pervushin (Moscow): designer : photographer • Darja Voitenko (Klaipėda / Vilnius) • Inga Lukšaitė (Klaipėda / Barcelona): reporter, photographer

Our blog serves both as an information channel during the periods we arrange actions in public spaces and as a starting platform for young photographers, reporters, and activists. We are grateful to citizens and colleagues, who support our initiatives in public space and keep us inspired! And we are open for all kinds of collaboration, focused on redeveloping public spaces, neighbourhoods and arranging creative and educative activities:)

      Contact us:

laimikis(@)laimikis.lt

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  • ale sako (said):

    HELLOOOOOOO, much I’m trying to develop a blog newspaper in which the articles are written by blogger WordPress (or to limit if you do not have time can I you myself when an article by your blog and they to your blog…).
    The blog newspaper was born with the intention to give greater visibility to your blog and the people who search the Web to find articles of greater quality in a single place (having regard to the thousands of blog born every day…). If you go exchange links with blog newspaper contact me as well. I thank you advance and to http://www.giornale.fm soon

  • Laura sako (said):

    Great idea…Your site makes me miss Vilnius and its bohemian spirit:)

    Thank you:)

  • Rita sako (said):

    I wish you would have a little advertisement to embed on personal sites such as facebook or myspace. Also “Tell your friends” button would be useful…So more people would visit:)

  • laimikis (author) sako (said):

    thanks for comments & advises!
    never thought of ‘tell your friend’ button,
    i hope there will be opportunities to put it to the site:)

  • bibomedia sako (said):

    :)

  • Cath sako (said):

    Love your site. I just published a post on http://www.allchic.com about Mados Infekcija 2008 and added a link to your blog.

  • laimikis (author) sako (said):

    thank you so much, Cath.
    your allchic.com is great,
    we add it to the blogroll!

    best.

  • mavis sako (said):

    i’m in love with your website! just discovered it today and i’ve subscribed to it. keep on blogging!

  • Dez sako (said):

    Brill website! Love the layout and the links.The photo’s are large and clear and combined with the narrative help depict a cool and lively street culture in Vilnius; with so much to see! 10/10:)

  • Jill Adams (aka Polka Dot) sako (said):

    i love your website, too! i also just discovered it today. i’m doing a street style blog too – just started – and that’s exactly how i feel, each time i find someone to shoot it’s truly a ‘lucky catch’. i’m more fascinated with the people’s stories and lives than just where they bought their clothes.

    also… i think my grandmother, who my mother loved so much, and who died right when i was born, was born in or near vilnius. that would be amazing. i’ve just emailed my mom in florida to ask her.

    greetings from london! i’m adding your link – please add mine too if you like it.

    xoxo jc

  • laimikis (author) sako (said):

    thanks, Jill! :)
    sometimes it’s a pity, a blog format
    is not that suitable for posting whole stories/interviews.

    if you decide to come to visit places
    your grandmother was born, contact us,
    we are glad to meet colleagues in street photography ;)

    of course, we have added your blog
    to our “Street Stalkers” list :)

  • Cath sako (said):

    I love your new look! Great design!

  • Laimikis.lt (author) sako (said):

    Thank you so much, Cath :)
    It’s so important to get your oppinion!
    In a while we a going to arrange a list of
    style-friends, as it was in previous blog!

  • Michael sako (said):

    Hello, it is super to find something in english, I’m from Germany, just living here since 1995. I was by the bubbles, was nice there. At your page I will finde in future some information about events before they start? Would be wonderfull. Best regards, Micha

  • Laimikis.lt (author) sako (said):

    Michael, we are happy to find out you have participated in “Bubble the city!” event! Yes, in the future we are going to initiate & announce more urban events like that; also, if you are interested in other urban art events, this page is the right place :)

    Best wishes,
    Jekaterina

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  • Laimikis.lt (author) sako (said):

    Thanks for your suggestion! Any comments on improving this blog/site would help us to develop this platform :)

  • Public Design Fest sako (said):

    We appreciate your initiatives in public space! Our group devolops interventions, and cultural and communication projects in urban spaces. Join: http://www.esterni.org/ita/community/!

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