• 27 November - 17 December 2014


Previously praised ideas of sterile order and strict logic of the cities were changed by a vision of a city as a positively conflicting and attractive space for the people. Utopias of the past received as much criticism as they received praise before. Environment started to be shaped by an ambivalent neoliberal market. This does not necessarily mean that contemporary society is unable to project the future. This does not mean that contemporary cities are not ideological creations and products of an utopian mindset.

The goal of these lectures is to discuss what is a contemporary city, what shapes its image, what role ideology takes and who has the power to make changes. Creation of visions, improvement of the spaces and attraction of the minds – it is everything what most of the competing cities do today. But is it possible for a city without cultural, political or social position to survive this competition?

The conversations are arranged in collaboration with VGTU Faculty of Architecture. 

  • Curator

    Ieva Cicėnaitė


  • Curator

    Andrius Ropolas


  • Curator

    Matas Šiupšinskas



    Karolis Strautniekas


The talks are held every Thursday, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius.

Entrance is free of charge.

The events are recorded and the videos are placed online at www.apokalbiai.lt.