MEDIA ART HISTORIES 2013:

RENEW 2013

The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology

Riga / October 8 – 11, 2013

Info

Conference venues

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Strelnieku street 4a

Art+Communication Festival venues:

kim? Contemporary Art Centre at Spikeri, Maskavas street 12/1 (SAVE AS exhibition)

Building at Maskavas street 8 (performance on October 9th)

Anglican Church, Anglikanu Street 2 (performance on October 11th)

Spikeri Concert Hall, Maskavas street 4/1 (concert on October 12th)

Accommodation:

Astor Riga Hotel *****, Z.A.Meierovica Blvd. 10

single standard – 55 EUR per 1 night
single business – 65 EUR per 1 night

double/twin standard – 65 EUR per 1 night
double/twin business – 75 EUR per 1 night

Astor Riga Hotel has opened in begining of March 2013, great central location, 13 min walking distance to conference venue.

To make a reservation in Astor Riga Hotel please send an e-mail to daina@rixc.lv by September 10, 2013 (if available it will be possible to book a room also after September 10).

Wellton Terrace Design Hotel ****, Dzirnavu Street 2, Riga

single – 40 EUR per 1 night
1 person in standard double/twin room – 46.00 EUR per 1 night

2 persons in economy double room – 46.00 EUR per 1 night
2 persons in standard double/twin room – 50.00 EUR per 1 night

Hotel is 5 min walk from the main conference venue.

To make a reservation in Wellton Terrace Design Hotel please send an e-mail to reservations.td@wellton.com by September 16, 2013 indicating the code “Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW” and reservation number “615″ and providing your name and dates and preferred type of room.

Hotel Elizabete ****, Elizabetes Street 27

single – 40 EUR per 1 night
double/twin – 50 EUR per 1 night

Hotel is 4 min walk from the conference venue.

To make a reservation in Hotel Elizabete please send an e-mail to hotel@elizabetehotel.lv by September 16, 2013 indicating the code “Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW” and providing your name and dates.

Hanza Hotel ***, Elijas street 7

single – 30 EUR per 1 night
double for single use – 30 EUR per 1 night

double – 35 EUR per 1 night

Hotel is nice tram (No. 7) ride (10 min) along boulevards away from conference venue.
Hotel is 6 min walk from kim? Contemporary Art Centre where affiliated event – media art exhibition “Save As” – will take place.

To make a reservation in Hanza Hotel please send an e-mail to reservations@hanzahotel.lv indicating the code “RIXC” and providing your name and dates. Special prices are only for limited amount of rooms, reservation has to be made by September 5, 2013.

!Note: You can also find good accommodation offers at booking.com site if rooms in conference hotels listed above are not available anymore.

Rixc office:

Maskavas street 10, entrance from the yard

How to get from the airport to Riga City centre

There are 3 options how to get from the Riga Airport to Riga City centre/main conference venue: regular bus No. 22, airport express minibus or taxi:

The most convenient options are airport express minibus or taxi.
Minibus Airport Express (5 EUR / 3 LVL) – leaves next to exit after arrivals. Airport Express has few stops, the closest to the conference venue is “MONIKA CENTRUM HOTELS” (Elizabetes and Pulkveza Brieza street crossing).

TAXI – the most reliable taxis are Baltic Taxi cars in light green colour, standing right outside you exit the airport building after arrival. (You can also always order a Baltic Taxi car in the city by calling +371 67006006.)

BUS No. 22 – if you go out from the airport building, the bus stop is right across parking lot. A ticket costs 50 santims (0.5 LVL / approx. 0.7 EUR) if you buy it in tickets vending machine at the bus stop or kiosk “Plus Punkts” right at the bus stop (or “Narvesen” at the exit of airport building after arrival). A ticket costs 70 santims (0.7 LVL / approx. 1 EUR) if you buy it by the bus driver.

You should get off from the bus either at station called “STOCKMANN CENTRS” (the second stop after you cross the bridge over Daugava river). There you should walk back a little bit and at the tram stop “PRĀGAS IELA” under railway bridge you have to wait for tram No. 7 which will bring you closer to the conference venue (you have to continue until the end stop “AUSEKĻA IELA”).
Here is the traffic scheme and schedules for the bus No. 22.
Here is the traffic scheme and schedules for the tram No. 7.

Contacts

If you have any questions please contact us renew@rixc.lv

Renew programme

MAH website

Art+Communication festival

RIXC

RIXC Centre of New Media Art

Maskavas street 10, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
E-mail: rixc@rixc.lv
Ph. +371 67228478, +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)

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