Information Smuggling — Augustina Lavickaitė

by Augustina Lavickaitė

Information Smuggling delves into the media ecosystem of illicit publishing and the dissemination of information as acts of resistance against russian oppression and cultural erasure in Lithuania. The project examines the complex relationship between people, infrastructure, and terrain situated on the borders of Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, and Kaliningrad. By employing diverse modes of witnessing—via the landscape, historical narratives, and the viewer’s perspective—the installation positions the terrain as an active participant, facilitating the smuggling of information.

As a research-driven designer, Augustina Lavickaitė explores media ecologies and the connections between their components through investigative design. She’s interester in different modes of witnessing and remembering, especially through objects or terrains. Her self-initiated projects often deal with archives and archival practices both as a source of materials and as a format. Through design, Lavickaitė looks for ways to give new or found material a voice to tell stories. 

This project is funded by Stimuleringsfonds / Creative Industries Fund NL, the Dutch national cultural fund for design, architecture and digital culture. It funds innovative, often interdisciplinary design projects.

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