Vol. 2 (2021): ADAMarts
ADAMarts comprises essays dedicated to architecture and media arts. The architectural contributions in this volume focus on a wide range of areas, from research on the space under bridges, seen as an opportunity or a threat in our busy everyday life, by Zane Vēja, to an analysis of disused territory next to Ķīšezers in the Čiekurkalns neighbourhood, by Ramon Cordova and Signe Pērkone. “Can newly built structures embody and endure the uniqueness of past nobility?” – this hard question is raised by Igors Malovickis and Reinis Saliņš, authors of a competition design for a future learning centre, the House of Courage.
The articles by media arts researchers also include a broad spectrum of topics. Chris Hales describes new practices in experimental film, emerging as a result of artificial intelligence developments in machine learning, as a latent revolution in filmmaking. Aigars Ceplītis focuses on the embodied activity of perception and expression within 360° stereoscopic spherical film. Voyce S. Durling-Jones presents a brief overview of colonial assimilation practices and explores how digital humanities can enhance the process of documenting and revitalizing endangered Indigenous languages.
All authors are united by an immersive environment and enthusiasm for their subject area, whether it is the man-made environment of Riga Historical Centre, disused territory on the outskirts of Riga, or the passionate story of the future of endangered Indigenous languages in the broad natural landscape of Canada.
PhD in Architecture,
Senior Research Fellow at RISEBA University