Exhibition Vilnius Action 2017
The synagogue on Gėlių street is one of only eight such buildings to survive in Vilnius. It is currently undergoing extensive restoration works. We have brought together a team of young designers to address some important questions concerning the re-emergence of the building into the life of 21st-century Vilnius. The designers stem from different backgrounds and they have different approaches to ‘what design can do’. The presentation on Sunday will consist of ideas, associations and suggestions, not of definitive projects. They are all in some way connected to the long history of the building and of Jewish presence in Lithuania, but they are not intended as memorials. Instead, the presentations intend to serve as starting points for future projects, concerning questions that occupy many communities in the globalised world: how to weave strands of culture, tradition, heritage, religion, identity and history into the fabric of contemporary life?