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Linnalabor (EST) and the developers of (LV) cordially invite you to the Estonian and Latvian urbanists summer days 2011!

The weekend event will take place on August 20th and 21st in the beautiful seaside resort of Kabli in southwest Estonia, 13 km from the Latvian border. The programme, aiming to ignite cross-border communication and co-operation, will include a Pecha Kucha session, teamworking and an idea fair cushioned by the leisure and pleasure of summertime beach, sports, sauna and socialising.

The summer days is part of the Estonian-Latvian co-operation project initiated by Linnalabor with the aim of bringing together the neighbouring countries experts of everything urban: architecture, planning, landscape, everyday culture, art, politics, transportation, communities, public space, flyposting, skateboarding etc.



Pecha kucha

The summer days will be an event of meeting and getting to know each other. For that purpose we will start with a pecha kucha session: an open-mic type of casual presentations session with each presenter being allowed 20 slides and 20 seconds for each slide (a total of 20 x 20 seconds). We will be looking forward to seeing images of and hearing about your personal interests in your field of study, your research, your projects, your visions, etc. We will love to hear about your person instead of an institution. Click here for the guidelines for preparing the slide show.

Team work session

After getting to know the more stage-loving of us, we will form teams for dialogue, discussion and further acquainting. Occasionally the teams will be switched and reformed, shuffling the participants for maximum contacts and topics.

Idea fair

The summer days will be topped by an idea fair on Sunday morning where team work results will be presented, a vote taken and prizes won. The ideas will build up a common pot of dreams and visions of the future cooperation between Baltic urbanists.


We will end with a grand finale of conclusions, the satisfied appetite for new information and contacts, and the sparks of a long-awaited cross-border synergy!


August 20th

14 - 15
arrivals, check-in
15 - 16
lunch, opening words
16 - 20
pecha kucha & teamworking
20 - 21
21 - ....
sports & sauna

August 21st

10 - 11
11 - 13
teamworking & idea fair
13 - 14
lunch and closing words
14 - ...

The sessions will be hosted by Dutch urban topics moderator Bart Cosijn (

The organisers serve the right to make changes in the programme.


We have made reservations at the Lemmeranna Guesthouse in Kabli in southwest Estonia 127 km from Riga, 180 km from Tallinn and 170 km from Tartu. For more information visit
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How to get there:

a rental bus is available from (a) Prnu to Kabli and (b) Riga to Kabli; more information coming up! To reserve a seat in the bus, please send an e-mail to Kerli Mrisepp (kerli /at/ linnalabor . ee) indicating the route (Prnu-Kabli and back or Riga-Kabli and back).

Lemmeranna guesthouse offers diverse accommodation: from private twin-rooms to 5-people rooms with shared bathrooms. There is the main house, the sauna house and small cottages to choose from. Please indicate your preferences - if you have any - in the registration form.

The participation fee is 13 euros and covers accommodation, meals and sauna. For registration, please transfer the fee to the following account:

MT Linnalabor
221052636418 (Swedbank)
IBAN EE112200221052636418
explanation: Est-Lat urbanists' summer days, fee of [participant's name and surname]

Please note that your registration is complete after paying the participation fee. If you have questions or you need a bill for the fee, please contact the event coordinator Kerli Mrisepp kerli /at/ linnalabor . ee

institution / field of study*
participating in pecha kucha
travelling from (city)
I have free seats in my car
preferences concerning accommodation
special dietary requests

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111 registrations so far.


With general questions or comments feel free to contact our project leaders

Teele Pehk / Linnalabor

(English and Estonian)
teele /at/ linnalabor . ee
+372 58100478

Mārcis Rubenis / Fonds Society Technologies

(English and Latvian)
marcis /at/ idejutalka . lv
+371 26012582

With questions concerning the summer days arrangements, please contact the event coordinator

Kerli Mrisepp

(English and Estonian)
kerli /at/ linnalabor . ee
+372 53441155


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