Survival Kit 10.1 continues the festival’s investigation of the concept of outlands, questioning the traditional division of geopolitical and cultural space into centre and periphery and shedding light on the complex construction of identity. Personal stories and micro-experiences are the vehicles through which the festival seeks to examine broader societal issues, including the relationships between certain countries and the histories of entire regions. Geography and migration are taken up as core themes in the hope of revealing the complexities embedded within different local communities. The festival allows us to discover outlands as places and situations that, though they may be unknown or strange, at the same time have the potential to be locations from which alternative futures are imagined.
Like every year, an empty building in Riga has been chosen as the venue of the festival, in order to draw attention to the potential of its future development. This time, it is the former Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry of the University of Latvia, which was built in 1888 and originally served as a German orphanage, and later – as a police academy.
Solvita Krese, Inga Lace and Àngels Díaz Miralda Tena
Mohammed Omer Khalil
Andrés Pereira Paz
Andrejs Strokins / Deniss Hanovs
Inga Meldere / Maira Dobele
They Are Here
Judy Blum Reddy
Behzad Khosravi Noori
Supporters of the festival:
State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, British Council, Pro Helvetia, Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Frame Finland, Danish Arts Foundation, Nordisk Kulturfond, The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Goethe Institut Riga
Partners: the Embassy of Hungary in Riga, Embassy of Finland, Riga, Two Wheels, Pārdaugavas radošais centrs, Delfi