Expedition Sprint Schedule

Saturday 19.6: Arrival in Riga and Aizpute
17:00: Gather in Riga for minibus to Aizpute
22:00: Arrival in Aizpute

Note: 16 expedition participants travel from Finland, Sweden, Vilnius, Riga, Brussels.

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Sunday 20.6: First day at SERDE Residency Centre, Aizpute
09:00 – 10:00: Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00: First meeting & gathering of participants
* Practical matters of the house (key, security, visitor info) & daily schedule
* Round-circle introductions/motivations, discussing roles.
* Communications online/offline: Paper sheets, Google docs: Documentations, Websites, Social networking sites
* Expedition questions, vocabulary sheets & translation
* Forming expedition groups: one photo person, one video person, 1-2 interviewers + translator), identification of ‘work-groups’ (language & skill-base).
* Documentation set-up: ‘upload-hour’, & common hard-disk.
13:00 – 16:00: The first interviews Aizpute
16:00 – 17:00: Afternoon snack
17:00 – 18:00: First interviews / Reflections & analysis of first results, including ‘how to improve’
18:00 – 19:00: Upload hour / Reading time
19.00: Dinner

Note: 1 translator arrived from Riga

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Monday 21.6: First day trip to Alsunga area
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00: Interviews in Aizpute
11.00: Departure for Alsunga
12:00 – 16:00: Interviews in Alsunga, including herbal cream workshop
17.00: Departure back to Aizpute
18:00 – 19:00: Upload hour / Reading time
19.00: Dinner

Note: 1 expedition participant arrives from Poland

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Tuesday 22.6: Second day trip to Alsunga area
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00: Interviews in Aizpute
11.00: Departure for Alsunga
12:00 – 13:00: Walk through the meadows
13:00 – 15:00: Crown-making and dancing in the courtyard with a suite of ethnographic ensemble participation
16:00: Return to Aizpute
18:00 – 19:00: Upload hour / Reading time
19.00: Dinner
20.00: Sauna

Note: 5 midsummer guests arrive from Finland

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Wednesday 23.6: Preparations for Jaani (Midsummer) celebrations in Aizpute
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
09:00 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00: Divided into groups: One group, together with Uģis arrange the environment for celebration; Two or more groups continue interviewing in city square – documented how the locals preparing for the midsummer celebration
11.00 – 14.00: Foraging Food Walk with Ossi
14.00: Lunch
14.30 – 15.30: Purchasing food for late evening feast
15:30 – 18:00: Flower gathering for crowns and decorations
18.00: Dinner
18:00 – 21.00: Festival preparations
21.00: Start to celebrate Līgo

Note: Several midsummer guests arrive from Riga

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Thursday 24.6: Day of Holiday & Rest (Midsummer day) in Aizpute
12.00 – 17.00: Resting, Drinking, Swimming, Sun bathing etc.
12.00 – 19.00: Udu Clay Workshop (optional)
17.00 – 19.00: Upload hour(s) / Reading time
19.00: Dinner

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Friday 25.6: First day of processing documentations in SERDE & Last interviews in Aizpute
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 12:00: Introduction to documentation process, tools & methods
12:00 – 14:00: Review & processing, upload of media (digital photos)
12:00 – 14:00: Language transcription/translation work
12.00 – 19.00: Udu Clay Workshop (optional)
14.00: Lunch
15:00 – 19:00: Review & processing, upload of media (digital photos)
15:00 – 19:00: Language transcription/translation work
19.00: Dinner

Note: 2 expedition guests return to Barcelona; 1 to Riga. Internet fails.

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Saturday 26.6: Second day of processing documentations in SERDE
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 12:00: Group review of what has been done, and what needs to be done
12:00 – 15:00: Review & processing of media (digital photos)
12:00 – 15:00: Language transcription/translation work
15.00: Late lunch
16:00 – 19:00: Review & processing of media (digital photos)
16:00 – 19:00: Language transcription/translation work
19.00: Dinner

Note: 4 expedition participants return to Finland; 2 to Sweden; 1 to Riga. Internet down.

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Sunday 27.6: Third day of processing documentations
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 14:00: Own work finishing processes
14.00: Lunch
15:00 – 19:00: Own work finishing processes / Last interviews & content development
19.00: Dinner

Note: 1 expedition participant leaves to Barcelona; 1 to Finland; 1 to Vilnius; 4 local translators finish working. Internet down.

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Monday 28.6: Fourth day of processing documentations
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 14:00: Own work finishing processes, content development
14.00: Lunch
14:00 – 19:00: Development of online layout/content structure
16:00 – 19:00: Processing of media for online (digital photos, audio)
19.00: Dinner

Note: 1 translator returned to Riga. Internet restarts.

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Tuesday 29.6: Last day of work with documents
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09:30 – 15:00: Work-group online infrastructure, completing own projects
15.00: Late lunch
16:00 – 19:00: Completing own projects
19.00: Dinner
20.00: Sauna

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Wednesday 30.6: Last day, departure
08:00 – 08:20: Yoga (optional)
08:30 – 09:30: Breakfast
09.30 – 12:00: Packing up of equipment and personal items
09:30 – 12:00: Last uploads and text processing
13:00 Departure

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