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#28 Where will the architect go next?

The architect goes exploring

Why the talk is inspiring?

Once the environment is seen from beyond the human perspective, architecture becomes an experiment. The architect becomes a researcher, taking a closer look at materials and ecological systems. What can we learn from these layers of the world around us? How can we create spaces by integrating alternative materials and forms? How does experimentation enrich our understanding of architecture?


Talks will take place at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius. The talks will start at 8.00 p.m. and will be held in Lithuanian.



Tomas Valentinaitis, Mantas Petraitis, Justinas Dūdėnas

How the speaker is exceptional?


Tomas Valentinaitis is an interdisciplinary architect-urbanist, who researches creative processes, interspecies communication, principles of sustainability, and has a keen interest in architectural research. Tomas works on architectural and technological concepts, social provocations, sound art and poetry.

Mantas Petraitis is a practising architect and a researcher. The DNA of his practice is the search for technical and cultural sustainability.


Justinas Dūdėnas is an architect who, after studying semiotics, works in the field of exhibition architecture. He is the creator behind the Architecture Foundation “Aikštėje” projects and the author of the “Žmogus ir miestas“ radio show series.


Codex Seraphinianus

Luigi Serafini

Why the book is worth reading?

(Book recommended by Tomas Valentinaitis)

This book is an encyclopaedia on fantasy and creativity. The author’s detailed and illustrated fictional world can serve as an example about how great it is to relax in the creation of ingenious and/or absurd ideas, putting aside earthly problems for a moment, and reflecting on those that await us in other universes. The book is full of wordplay, which, like subtle humour, helps us to create unforgettable projects and to love our work here and now.


Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin

Matthew Soules

Why the book is worth reading?

(Book recommended by Mantas Petraitis)

On the matrix in which contemporary architects operate.



Cory Doctorow

Why the book is worth reading?

(Book recommended by Justinas Dūdėnas)

Why? Because utopias and science fiction are a genre for imagining the future: what it could be, the futures we can strive for, and the ones we fear. Cory Doctorow is a brilliant technology critic and political activist. I have not yet read this book, rather I am creating the conditions for it, as this recommendation will decide the future of one copy of Walkaway at the NDG Reading Room.