Urban compost

COMPOSTING IN THE CITY What if nothing travels to landfill? What if we see “waste” as material, that we can use again? Let’s focus on garden waste and kitchen waste. Composting can dramatically reduce kitchen and garden waste amounts that would otherwise travel to landfill. In 2021, together with partners from Estonia and Finland, we…

Šilainiai ZINE

Šilainiai Zine cover illustration by Tadas-Vincaitis Plūgas

Art and sport in Šilainiai

In autumn – winter 2020 Šilainiai Project was partner in the work of artist and athlete Marija Nemčenko, who made site-specific works in Šilainiai neighbourhood. These installations and professional instructions provided an inspiration to local youth to use the infrastructure that we have in a different way, be active and try out different sports! Art…

Šilainiai [Rubbish] Project

Iššūkis – kūrybiškas šiukšlių panaudojimas! VIII fortas kauniečiams tapo istoriniu parku, kuriame vasaros metu vyksta kultūriniai renginiai, bendruomenės daržuose pluša senjorai ir šilainiškiai džiaugiasi unikalia gamta. Tačiau ir šioje, pamažu tvarkomoje vietoje, susiduriama su gan dažna problema – kasmet forto šlaitais leidžiasi prakiurusios padangos, į paveldo teritoriją atgabenamos ir paliekamos stambiagabaritės atliekos ir lankytojai ne…

Šilainiai [Biodiversity] project

Biodiversity in Šilainiai neighbourhood, Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas city is changing rapidly and in this fast pace it is easy to overlook the details, even though they are important to us. In 2019, during the project “Šilainiai Bees” (Šilainių bitės), local community members have identified, that bees are important to them, however, there is a problem…

ŠILAINIAI URBAN FURNITURE

In summer 2019 we organised urban furniture workshops in Šilainiai neighbourhood, because simply we severely lack benches. It is the first time we did this, so we invited Lasnaidee – active community association team from Tallin, Estonia, to share their experience and teach us how to do it. Here are some moments from the workshops: Lasnaidee team…

ŠILAINIAI URBAN GARDENS

I have happiness and pleasure here. I love earth. Having been born in the countryside. During warm months I spend four hours per day here. Fresh air. I gain health here. In these gardens I prolong life. Ona – Zita, senior from Šilainiai. Events at Šilainiai Urban Gardens, summer 2019 (middle part in English). For all up to…