Guest lecturers and doctoral students in LiepU Science and Creativity Days

On Thursday, 21st March, the guest lecturers and doctoral students of the project “Perfection of the Academic Staff of Liepaja University in the Areas of Strategic Specialization – Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Information Technologies, Art, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law” (project No participated in the panel discussion “Practice-led research: Data collection and visualization.

Art field lecturer, photographer Mg. art. Petras Saulenas presented the gallery “Bright&Showy” as a positive example on how to approximate artists from different generations. During 3 years world-widely recognized foreign and Lithuanian contemporary art photographers have visited the produced gallery managed by P. Saulenas and they introduced students with their art practice and strategies of making an exhibition. To document this imperceptible process, the made photo series of P. Saulenas, in which every exhibition and work process is memorialized, allows to look back on this experience. The documentation of this process has become a traditional first exhibition in the beginning of each season. At present the exhibition “Bright&Showy” can be seen at the lobby of LiepU building, 2nd floor (Lielā street 14).

The Design lecturer Mg. art. Vakaris Bernotas presented his principles of work action with students from the Bachelor study programme “Design”, accenting the openness towards yourself and others, authenticity, positive attitude and skills to express a constructive criticism. After introduction with lecturer’s own work practice, three students of V. Bernotas from the Bachelor study programme “Design” – Vjacheslav Malahov (Vjačeslavs Malahovs), Una Kalnina (Una Kalniņa), Liga Ekshtein (Līga Ekšteina) – presented their portfolio,which was made in cooperation with the guest lecturer.

The doctoral student of practice-led art research Mg. art. Maija Demitere introduced with one of the aspects of her promotion thesis “Data visualizations as Stand-alone Art Projects”. M. Demitere in her research analyses how to reach a maximum self-sustainability in such life areas as food and decreasing the quantity of everyday waste. The art practice of M. Demitere is prototypes and making installations that everyone can include in their everyday life, in order to make their everyday more sustainable.

Mg. oec. Uldis Zupa presented his research in the framework of his Phd studies, especially paying attitude to the importance of in-depth interviews, investigating the position of society. U. Zupa introduced the audience with how to correctly make these kind of interviews and shared his experience on which aspects are especially important for the development of a successful research – compliance of respondents to the research, qualitative data collection and analysis. In his research U. Zupa described the perception of Liepaja inhabitants about country’s safety and safety issues. Mg. sc. ing. Linda Alksne introduced listeners with her study topic of Phd thesis “Optimization of e-training, using the principles of entropy”. By analyzing the Latvian language, its predictability and perceptibility, is possible to predict, what would be the most successful video format of e-training. L.Alksne is investigating the Latvian language from the standpoint of the language code.