On the eve of the Nordic Day, 22 March, a panel discussion was organised in Riga upon the initiative of Jan Widberg, Head of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia. The panel consisted of all the Nordic ambassadors residing in Latvia: H.E. Hans Brask from the Royal Danish Embassy; H.E. Olli Kantanen from the Embassy of Finland,; H.E. Steinar Egil Hagen from the Royal Norwegian Embassy; H.E. Henrik Landerholm from the Embassy of Sweden. The discussion was moderated by Rita Ruduša, executive director of the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, and touched upon the themes of Nordic-Baltic cooperation, today’s challenges and possible future developments.
A Danish comic book artist and illustrator Mikkel Sommer talks about drawing and life and asks questions in Riga on February15, 2016.
25 years ago, in the wake of the restoration of independence of the Baltic States, the Nordic governments decided to open offices of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Ever since then, the offices have built a strong bridge of values and networks between the Nordics and Baltics. The joint calendar of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in the Baltic States for 2016 highlights some of the outstanding projects of the past 25 years. But that’s not all – we might surprise you with some unknown facts and take a glimpse into things we can achieve together in the future.
In the run-up to its 25 years’ anniversary next year, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia invites to a show of Northern lights, organised as part of the light festival “Staro Rīga 2015”. Light object/video installation “Northern Lights” is the result of cooperation between the Norwegian photographer Kjetil Skogli and Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.
How does Finnish glass art look today? How does it evolve already in the 21st century? Answers to these questions can be found by viewing the present travelling retrospective exhibition organized by the Finnish Glass Museum.
Nordic architecture is known for its attention to the beauty of landscapes and the respect for nature. "Nordic ID" asks what is today's Nordic identity and how it is reflected in architecture. The project is a collaboration with curators from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Estonia who were asked to offer their own versions of the Nordic identity. Every curator chose five architecture projects that would express the answer.