"We work with each case seperately"
Jāzeps Bikse took part in the first New Europe meet up in Amsterdam, as part of the Joint Venture program of Pakhuis de Zwijger in June. Jāzeps is City Maker in Riga and develops the city with his initiative; Free Riga.
By mapping vacant houses in Riga, Free Riga sets out to show the huge untapped potential of the city’s real estate market. Instead of leaving houses and spaces unused, Free Riga sets out to match the unused space with users all throughout the city.
As of today, Free Riga is helping to mediate between users and spaces and by doing so is slowly but surely helping to revive the city.
Free Riga is Riga’s City Embassy. Learn more about our network of Embassy’s and City Makers here.