The Art and Science Festival "RESTART" will take place in Klaipėda for the third time. This year  it will be happening from November 15th till 19th. Lectures, seminars, creative workshops and international projects will be presented at the festival. Festival organizers are PI "Klaipedos Šventės" (“Klaipeda’s  celebrations”) and Artists group "Fish Eye".

Klaipeda Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) is a partner of the festival "RESTART" for the second year and kindly invites everyone to a very interesting and highly relevant practical workshop "Ludodidactics."

Lecture and practical workshop will be held by lectors Eva Den Heijer and Thijs Spook (Belgium) on November 20th and 21st from 10 am till 2:30 pm at the Klaipėda Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts (Daržų str. 18). 

According to the lectors Eva Den Heijer and Thijs Spook, “in this lecture and workshop we will look at art education from the perspective of game design. Being employed as educators and game designers at Utrecht University of the Arts we have experienced that crossovers between the field of art education and game design can form innovative practices in art education. Ludodidactics is a special form of educational design which uses principles and methods of game design.“

Workshop is can be attended by anyone, special knowledge is not necessary. 
Workshop will be held in English.
Looking forward to see you!


On November 17th, during the festival "RESTART" an International Conference “Creativity for Life” will be held too.

The conference is organized by the Klaipeda city Municipality together with PI “Klaipeda Festivals”. This conference is a part of the program „Klaipeda – Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2017“. The aim of the International Conference “Creativity for Life” (which is a part of the forum “Common Sea – Common Culture“) is to discuss the importance of creativity and its impact on the development of the society members and the society as a whole. During the conference national programmes of European and especially Scandinavian countries for cultural or creative engagement with schools and communities will be presented as well as the potential of its members to contribute to the creation of new spaces discussed, knowledge and colleagues' experience of the major changes that have been made in this area will be shared.

Klaipeda Faculty  of Vilnius Academy of Arts has invited professor Rob Kesseler from Central Saint Martins University (UK) to give a lecture at the International conference “Creativity for Life”.

According to the prof. R.Kesseler: "We are living in a time when the territories of art & science are converging. Areas of synthetic biology offer a fertile resource for designers and artists, and the digital imaging and manufacturing platforms have become common across all communities – the boundaries are becoming more permeable, opportunities more diverse“. 

Prof. Rob Kesseler lecture "Cultures & Explorations at the Boundaries between Art and Science“ will be presented on November 17th (Friday) from 12.20 till 12.40 pm.
Participation is free, but it is necessary to register before the 13th of November by e-mail ruta@kulturosuostas.lt. 
Please provide your name, surname, contact information, organization and the city you are representing, while registering. If necessary, we may send an official invitation.

Conference date: 17th of November (Friday), 2017 
Venue: Hall of Klaipeda Castle‘s Eastern Rampart (Pilies str. 4)
Conference duration: 9 AM - 4 PM. 
Languages: Lithuanian, English (synchronous translation will be provided).

International Conference “Creativity for Life” PROGRAMME