Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:30pm
Rosenkranz Hall 202 (115 Prospect Street)
We are thrilled to invite you to an important presentation-discussion featuring a team of researchers, designers and urbanists who have been deeply involved in framing the vision for the city of Mariupol. This discussion will highlight the findings from engagement process, the narrative, and the narrative translation into urban application.
Our speakers will share their personal experiences and reflections on the vision of a rebuilt Mariupol (a city in Ukraine vastly impacted by the current war happenings), and how this inspiring project has impacted their personal and professional perspectives. They will discuss the upcoming long and difficult journey of rebuilding not only buildings but, most importantly, people’s lives and dreams.
This discussion is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the importance of collaborative work and the commitment needed to bring about meaningful change. Our speakers’ message of hope and inspiration will resonate with all those who are passionate about building better communities and creating a brighter future for all.
At CRITICAL+Xwhy Research and Design agency, a team of interdisciplinary professionals spearheads comprehensive city development initiatives. Among them is Egle Vitkute, a distinguished senior researcher and strategist whose expertise guides numerous projects.
Jonas Liugaila, a design strategy lead at the agency, is renowned as a prominent voice in the Baltic design industry. In addition to his role at CRITICAL+Xwhy, Jonas serves as Secretary General at the esteemed International Council of Design.
Dominykas Karpovic, an innovation lead who also lectures at the ISM University. Dominykas’ contributions have enabled significant advancements not only within the agency but across diverse ecosystems beyond.
Leading research projects on sustainability throughout Europe is Zemartas Budrys, the agency’s sustainability lead. Zemartas’ fundamental research initiatives have been instrumental in advancing sustainability themes in various cases.
Justina Muliolyte is also a partner at PUPA, working on high-stake projects. Justina is recognised in urban planning field for her dedication and problem-solving skills.
CRITICAL+Xwhy web: https://www.cxfolio.com/(link is external)
Urbanists‘ web: https://pu-pa.eu/eng/