On November 7 and 8, the international conference "Architecture of Migration" will take place at the National Library of Latvia in Riga, focusing on migration and its different measures from the interest points of architecture, territorial planning, and infrastructure development. Today migration is defined as one of the key concerns among Europeans — in its multifaceted nature, it takes place on global, regional, and national level at the same time. International migration is a growing phenomenon. The main causes of migration are war, poverty and climate changes, the religious persecution, economic and political reasons.
The conference "Architecture of Migration" will look at the global migration from the viewpoint of geographical North in the crossroads of worldwide circulation and will focus on the overall ecosystem of the Baltic Sea Region countries and will highlight the unique experiences of other countries in raising awareness of the processes initiated by mobility - flows of people, transport, goods, services, data and others.
The event is organized by the Baltic Architecture Union Association — Latvian Association of Architects in partnership with the Architects Association of Lithuania and The Union of Estonian Architects. Among the supporters is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia.