In Vilnius, Lithuania “Miesto laboratorija” is a sustainable and environmentally friendly educational community centre with a community cafe, eco-innovation space, hydroponic and educational gardens, gallery, and outdoor DIY playground for children.


Somewhere in the south of Riga, Latvia there is a little, wild, lush, and uninhabited island. Called “Krūmiņsala” or the “Little bush island”, the place can only be visited by boats or rafts. Despite the seclusive character, this green island has already hosted two events in the series of Sansusī evenings in Riga where adventurous performances of classical and electronic music, theatre and circus mix up to become a unique experience.


The Residency and workshop centre SERDE is located in a small Latvian town close to the west Baltic coast – Aizpute. It was founded in 2002 as a platform for international and cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Founded on July 1st, 2022, World Architecture Day, Instituto Agente Muda (I AM) arises as a new manner to think about the relationship between cities and architecture. The planting of the World Capitals of Architecture’s seedling, in September 2021, represented the ground zero of this project.


The APER (Friends of the Ecological Park of Rocinha) collective is turning the park into a space of confraternization and reflection, helping overcome the traumas and needs of the community.

Vida Local Rio 2022

Suspended in 2020, The Vida Local Rio project resumed activities two years later and in a new location: the Praça da Bandeira neighborhood. While adjacent to Rio Comprido (the neighborhood chosen for the 2020 project), Praça da Bandeira has a dynamic of its own.

Vida Local Rio 2020

In 2020, at the invitation of the Danish Cultural Institute in Brazil, Jesper Koefoed-Melson brought to Rio de Janeiro (then the World Capital of Architecture) his savvy method for strengthening local communities: the Vida Local project.


The gesture of planting a small tropical tree in a favela in Rio de Janeiro represents the symbol of planetary reflourishment.

Fábrica Bhering

Located in Rio’s port zone, the Bhering Factory became, over the last decades, one of the most relevant shelters for the artistic and cultural production of Rio and Brazil.

“Baltic Stories” Guidebook

The guidebook “Baltic Stories” features 30 stories from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, exploring the relationship between culture, place and people, complemented by original works by emerging Baltic photographers. The publication demonstrates the diversity of cultural processes and the impact they can bring to place development, and vice versa — how space shapes cultural processes. This […]