• 3 November - 1 December 2022


Striving for perfection is a common practice for everyone, i.e. always wanting to avoid mistakes, and keeping silent when mistakes are made. An error in architectural practice can be extremely troublesome, therefore as a professional architect, one must not make mistakes. Yet does the fear of making mistakes and speaking out about our setbacks constrain the architects’ creative freedom? Perhaps a mistake can still lead to a successful outcome?

Can flashy visuals and catchy names guarantee high-quality architecture? Where has the modernist ambition of building big and anew taken us? Could it be that unrealized ideas left on the margins are also a mistake? Or could they be the real starting point for progress?

The 29th series of talks, accompanied by the oxymoron “The Great Mistake”, will encourage reflections on the importance of learning to make mistakes, even in architectural processes, while showing that when viewed in hindsight, a mistake can also lead to great success.

Important information. The event will be filmed and photographed. Videos and/or photographs taken during the event may be published and broadcast live on the Organiser’s social networks (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), website, as well as other advertising or information dissemination media.

  • The team of cycle curators

    Aistė Gaidilionytė, Eglė Gečaitė, Eglė Kliučinskaitė, Oksana Liukovič, Vita Soltonaitė-Puslienė

    Aistė Gaidilionytė – architect
    Eglė Gečaitė – architect
    Eglė Kliučinskaitė – architect
    Oksana Liukovič – cultural engineer
    Vita Soltonaitė-Puslienė – architect


    Aušra Umbrasaitė


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  • Volunteers

    • Ditė Mickevičiūtė
    • Gerinta Laniauskaitė
    • Rasa Labunskaitė
    • Gabrielius Dovydėnas
    • Ieva Julija Bagdonaitė
    • Orintas Mančakas
    • Martynas Lingė
    • Uljana Kudriaceva
    • Agnietė Mazūraitė

Talks will take place at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius.

The talks will start at 7.00 p.m. and will be held in Lithuanian or in English.

The entrance is free of charge.