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Completed projects

Thus far in the House of Languages are completed six projects:

An online platform for instructors teaching Norwegian pronunciation

Funded in part by Nordplus

An online platform that helps to learn Norwegian pronunciation by means of multisensory learning methods. This is an excellent tool for Norwegian language instructors. Platform is located in our learning materials website Oratastic.

The project was implemented in 2022

Preparing, translating, and creating visual material for the manuscript of American poet Ryan Dzelzkalns’ poetry collection, Imaginary Geographies

Funded by the US Embassy in Latvia.

In the course of the project, a manuscript of the collection of poems “Imaginary Geographies by the American-Latvian poet Ryan Dzelzkalns (1987) was prepared and translated. There was prepared visual material as well. In addition, a conversation between the poet and the translator was organized, as well as poetry readings (within the framework of the “Poetry Days” festival).

The project was completed in December 2021

Publication of a collection of poems by Marija Dzeisla

Funded in part by State Culture Capital Foundation

Marija Dzeisla is a new name in Latvian literature, but she brings in a poetry with mature, self-confident and loud voice. The author, who wants to keep his personality a secret, in his poems focuses on the existence right here and now, emphasizing the way how the existence is formed in connection with history, family, and place through the ages.

The project was completed in December 2021.

The first exposition of the Language Museum: professional development

Funded by Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Riga City Council.

In the course of the project “The Exposition of the First Language Museum: Professional Improvement” there was improved the first exposition of the future Language Museum, located at 33 Avotu Street in Riga – in the central part of Avoti neighborhood. The exhibition enriches the city with a modern, intellectual cultural space that focuses on languages in their diversity.

The project was completed in December 2021.

Publication of Rēgi (Spectres), a volume of nine short stories by specialist in literature and editor Elīna Kokareviča

Funded in part by State Culture Capital Foundation

A high-quality, meditative style of writing which encompasses many-voiced world view.

The project was completed in August 2021.

Grāmata Rēgi

Publication of Nemiers (Unrest), a non-fiction book by Finn Skårderud

Funded in part by State Culture Capital Foundation and NORLA

The Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skårderud reports on the modern man, who increasingly finds difficulty in balancing his time and establishing relations with his fellows (and even himself).

The project was completed in August 2021