Design Walk. Challenges of the Age

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am to 6:30pm


Design Walk is an event that seeks answers to the situation we find ourselves in today. It examines how design can help to organise the environment and processes, in order to continue working and reduce the economic and emotional losses resulting from the pandemic. The Design Walk is organised by the SEGD Riga Chapter and Design Studio H2E, with the goal of sharing experience and identifying solutions to the changing situation of our age.


Event Program (Riga time):

10.00–13.00, Experimental Design Workshop / Guidelines for Safe Public Premises in the Age of Covid-19

Rainis and Aspazija House, Baznīcas Street 30,

Annija Sauka, Head of the Communication and Educational Work Department, Latvian National Museum of Art , Mārtiņš Priedītis, Managing Director, REVERIE Trading Group, Ingūna Elere, Co-Founder and Creative Lead, Design Studio H2E. 


9.00–9.45 and 13.00–13.45, Design Walk / Rainis and Aspazija: Dreams vs. Reality

Rainis and Aspazija House, Baznīcas Street 30,

Conducted by museum specialists Ieva Aizpure and Raimonds Ķirķis.


12.00–13.30, Lecture and Discussion / The Changing Planning Paradigm due to COVID

ALPS Landscape Workshop, Sporta Street 2, Event in Latvian and English

Marc Geldorf, Architect, Urban Planner and Partner, ALPS Landscape Workshop, Viesturs Laurs, Transport Infrastructure           Planner and Managing Director, IE.LA Engineers.


16:00–17.30, Seminar / Teaching Process Design in a COVID World

Lielvārds Competence Centre, Baznīcas Street 20/22,

Andris Gribusts, Managing Director, Lielvārds Education Company.


17:00–18:30, Seminar / Human Centric Office

Krassky Interior Salon, Duntes Street 3,

Aigars Zelmenis, Managing Director, KRASSKY, Pēteris Ponnis, Light Architect, KRASSKY.


16:00–18:30, Experimental Design Workshop / Certainty amidst Uncertainty

Design Studio H2E, Vīlandes Street 1,

Ingūna Elere, H2E Designer, AAL Professor. Holgers Elers, H2E Designer, AAL Professor. Ivars Austers, UL Professor, Social Psychologist. Klāvs Sedlenieks, RSU Associate Professor, Social Anthropologist. 


Event details:

Admission to the event is only possible by presenting a Covid-19 certificate.

There are a limited number of places available. Registration at: Registration fee for each event: EUR 10.

Design Walk map for download:


The event may be photographed and filmed.  Photos and videos could be used to provide coverage of the event.

Book an interview: [email protected],+371 29890433


Event supported by: State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Design Studio H2E

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