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24 Sep 2013 - 04 Oct 2017

East East 4 | Kaunas Architecture Festival 2013

kaunas The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) supports the East-East 4 project, one of the core components of the forthcoming Kaunas Architecture Festival (Kafe-2013), from 22-30 September 2013 in Lithuania. This initiative aims to raise awareness on the management of sustainable urban landscapes and encourage responsible and ethical architectural design practices. East-East 4 will comprise of a three-day workshop and seminar involving 10 architecture students and 10 professionals between September and October 2013. The participants will collaborate on  a design proposal for the waterfront of Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city. The design outcome will later be presented and exhibited at the Kaunas Architecture Festival. Previous activities in the framework of the East Meets East initiative were successfully organised in Kaunas (2002), Vilnius (2009) Tokyo (2011). While each of the architectural workshops had a distinctive focus, all of the events were organised by partners from Eastern Europe and East Asia. The 4th edition of the workshop in Kaunas will also be organised following the same structure and be defined around the specific theme of waterfront design. East-East 4, which is supported through ASEF’s programme, Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, is conceptualised and organised by the Architects Association of Lithuania and the Japan Institute of Architects.