KAUNAS PHOTO 2019. Sidewalk talk: Intellectuals’ Roads in Lithuania

On September 17, 2019, KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited everyone to “Sidewalk talk: Intellectuals’ Roads in Lithuania” – the meeting with the authors Viktoras Bachmetjevas and Vilius Dranseika next to their outdoor exhibition at Emmanuel Levinas square (V. Putvinskio St. 22, at the foot of Žaliakalnis Funicular).

“Intellectuals’ roads in Lithuania” by V. Bachmetjevas and V. Dranseika is a collection of images from google maps of the roads and streets baptized by the names of philosophers. This project emerged as a goal and an opportunity to see what is the role of an intellectual in a society.

Viktoras Bachmetjevas is a philosopher, associate professor of VMU Department of Philosophy. Bachmetjevas is engaged in the research of modern ethics, he is particularly interested in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and Søren Kierkegaard. Bachmetjevas is one of the conceivers and initiators of the idea to name the area neighboring Žaliakalnis funicular after Emmanuel Levinas. In 2015, it was officiallynamed E. Levinas square.

Vilius Dranseika, who contributed to the implementation of the exhibition, is a philosopher engaged in the study and promotion of moral psychology and experimental philosophy, lecturer at Vilnius University.

KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 outdoor exhibitions are on display until October 31.