Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

Design of Change Conference

8 - 10 October 2009 Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius Academy of Arts

Maximum number of participants


Contact persons

Rasa Antanaviciute

Office for International Projects

Tel. +370 5210 5463

Fax. +370 5210 5444



Marius Urbanavicius


Design Innovations Centre

Tel. +370 5212 6869



Laima Ignataviciute

Project Manager

Design Innovations Centre

Tel. +370 5212 6869


Current matters




Registration deadline EXTENDED till September 28, 2009.


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Design of Change


Baltic Sea region Cumulus conference

Vilnius Academy of Arts

Vilnius (Lithuania) 8-10 October 2009



The conference in Vilnius will focus on design topics arising during the periods of social, political, cultural and economic change. How do these changes influence design and how does design influence these changes? How are the trends of design development determined? Is it possible and is it worth to maintain regional design schools? Why and how changes foster innovation? What are the ways for new design actors to establish themselves in the global design market?


Conference organizers will try to reveal the mechanism of change by presenting old and new trends of the Lithuanian design, inviting gripping keynote speakers, and offering specialized field trips.


Vilnius will be the Culture Capital of Europe in 2009 thus conference participants will not only take part in the Design of Change, but also experience the spirit of the vibrant city and its numerous cultural events.


PROGRAM (preliminary)


Thursday  8  October

19.00 Welcome meeting in Contraforma


Friday 9 October

Vilnius Academy of Arts, Maironio str. 6, Gothic Hall.


9.00 - 9.45 Registration

10.00 - 10.45 Opening session

11.00 - 11.30 Egle Opeikiene ‘'Contraforma'', Marketing Director, Lithuania

11.30 - 12.00 Juha Järvinen, Industrial designer, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland

12.00 - 13.00 Coffe break with snacks

13.00 - 13.30 Inese Petersone, Curator, Latvia Design Innovation Centre

13.30 - 14.00 Kärt Summatavet, Senior Research Fellow, Doctor of Arts, Estonia

14.00 - 14.30 Michal Stefanowski, President SPFP - The Association of Industrial Designers in Poland


National Gallery of Art of the Lithuanian Art Museum

Konstitucijos ave. 22


16.00 - 16.15 Lolita Jablonskienė, Director of National Gallery of Art, Lithuania

16.15 - 17.00 Jane Pavitt, Curator - Cold War Modern - Victoria & Albert Museum
Principal Research Fellow - University of Brighton

17.00 - 19.00 Visit to the exhibition "Cold War Modern Design 1945-70"

19.00 - 21.00 Dinner


Saturday 10 October

Culture day

Exhibition "Cold War Modern Design 1945-70" at the newly opened National Gallery

5 October - December 14 2009


2nd quadrennial of contemporary Lithuanian fine arts "New City Face" at the Contemporary Art Center

January-December 2009


Exhibition "Baltic Art" at the newly reconstructed Royal Palace,

Curator of the exhibition VAA rector Adomas Butrimas


The Museum of Genocide Victims


Vilnius Academy of Art jewellery gallery "Argentum"


Vilnius Academy of Art textile gallery


  • Farewell party