Renewable Lab Symposium: programme

Renewable Lab Symposium will take place in July 26 – 28, 2012, in Pedvāle Open-Air Art Museum and Saliņas farm in Kurzeme region, Latvia, see description of the Symposium here. We, RIXC, have invited and selected participants and hereby we are ready to present you a preliminary programme which we will update in this post!

Art and science symposium for renewable energy technologies

featuring STUDIOLAB workshop “Biotricity – how to make electricity from waste-water”
Pedvāle and Saliņas, Kurzeme region of Latvia
July 26 – 28, 2012


A view of outbuildings in the landscape around Pedvāle manor house.

THURSDAY, July 26, 2012
Intro Day

13:00-15:00 – Leaving Riga or Liepāja for Pedvāle

15.00-17.00 – Arriving in Pedvāle

18.00-19.00 – Dinner

19.00-22.00 – Presentations by Renewable Lab art and science symposium participants (10 min by each participant – introducing their artistic/scientific research work and ideas/projects that are proposed for symposium)

22.00-24.00 Symposium opening: sunset, bonfire and sauna.


FRIDAY, July 27
Day 1: Renewable Lab workshop (in Pedvāle)

8.30-9.30 Breakfast

9.30-10.00 Meeting and workshop planning

10.00-13.00 Workshops on Bacteria Battery (see the report of introductory bacteria battery workshop held last winter here), Hydroponic Gardening System, Hydrogen Workshop (and other working sessions on themes proposed by participants)

13.00 Lunch. Press journalists arrive

14.00-15.00 Press conference with presentations by participants

15.00-19.00 Workshops by participants: Hydroponic Gardening System, DIY Solar Technology, Bacteria Electricity – Sonifications and Visualizations and other working sessions on themes proposed by participants

19.00-20.00 Dinner

20.00-22.00 – Discussion and “show and tell” session (participants showing their projects, video, and other thematically related visual materials, and discuss the results of the Day 1)

22.00-24.00 Sunset, bonfire and sauna

22.00 Parallel event: film “Kolka cool” screening in open-air cinema, in the framework of Sabile’s Wine Festival programme (in Sabile town, around 30 min walk from Pedvāle).

Late afternoon sunshine in Pedvāle.

Day 2: StudioLab: Biotricity working session (in Saliņas)

8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast

9.30 – 10.00 Leaving for Saliņas / arriving in Saliņas, coffee

10.30 – 14.00 StudioLab working session “Biotricity – generating electricity from wastewater” – experimenting and building bacteria battery system in soil and pond and Pond Aquaponics workshop

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 18.00 StudioLab “Biotricity” working session and Pond Aquaponics workshop; closing discussions

19.00 – Dinner in Pedvāle (optional) or on the way to Riga / leaving for Riga


Looking forward to exciting July weekend in Kurzeme!


<Last updated: 25 July 2012, 11:30 by Daina>


by Rasa and Daina / RIXC