Our team picked this wooden neighbourhood in 2012 for study and placemaking initiatives as a challenge. We were fascinated by its unique, multilayered history and village-like atmosphere. At the same time, it was a neglected area with a strong negative image supported by mass media, and it had a strong negative impact on the residents. Together with Šnipiškės inhabitants in 2013-2018, we succeeded in creating cultural routes, revitalising public spaces, changing the negative image of the neighbourhood and helping the local community to grow. Later, we continued advocating for the unique neighbourhood through cultural actions and non-formal education.

We are proud that during our activities in the neighbourhood, we gained the trust of the inhabitants and made new friends. As a team, we are committed to this district and work for it as a cultural foundation – investing in the cultural revitalisation of this area. Check the timeline of the arts-based research, community co-design, and placemaking program developed and implemented in Šnipiškės by the Lamikis team in cooperation with residents, cultural institutions and universities.

Tools & actions for Šnipiškės: