Magic Carpets 2022 in Kaunasby Gintare Zaltauskaite

Magic Carpets Open Discussion: Community Involvement and Inclusion in Cultural Projects

Joana BC (Portugal), Barbara Gryka (Poland) and Marija Nemčenko (Lithuania) are taking part in the “Magic Carpets” project “The Merge” in Kaunas. The main idea of the project is to unite and gather together the newly established Ukrainian community with the local citizens of Kaunas.

Artists were leading workshops for a whole month, as part of their artistic residencies in Kaunas, for a joint Lithuanian-Ukrainian group of students from two branches of “Herojus“ school. Together with the students, artists were exploring the architecture of different school buildings, creating their own future schools, recycling old materials by creating collages and costumes, and learning about the migratory nature of the hornbill plant.

During the discussion artists will share their complex experiences and knowledge gained during the implementation of the project “The Merge”.

We also invite you to see the results of the artistic residencies by Joana BC (Portugal), Barbara Gryka (Poland) and Marija Nemčenko (Lithuania) on the 11th–16th of October during “The CityTelling Festival”, organized by Kaunas 2022! More information: and

Moderator: Austėja Bliumkytė- Padgurskienė

Participating artists: Joana BC, Barbara Gryka and Marija Nemčenko.

Project curator: Brigita Bareikytė

Location: Caffeine LT, Laisvės al. 89, Kaunas

Time: 17:30

Organizer: Kaunas Biennial

Co-funded by European Union and Lithuanian Council for Culture; partner Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022


Oct 07 2022


17:30 - 19:00

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