Open-air culture and music festival on the island of Daugavgrīva Fortress
With live music from various corners of the planet, DJ sets, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and performances, Komēta is a unique and vibrant three-day event that embraces diversity and leaves long-term memories with its participants, by encouraging the freedom to think, choose, connect, create, and participate.
Since the first festival year in 2016, one of the goals of the festival has been to help revive the fortress as a place of culture and thinking and to stimulate public discussions about its future development.
In the context of this project, the goal of Komēta has been to ensure the process of cultural planning and local cultural planning in Bolderāja and Daugavgrīva, using mostly artistic tools, such as the festival, accompanying artist residencies, workshops with different target groups, performances, as well as looking for ways to deepen our relationships with and understanding of the people living in the areas of Bolderāja and Daugavgrīva.
It is important to build long-term relationships with local community members, NGOs, and opinion leaders in the area. This is not only a necessity for understanding the local situation better, but to be more mindful about the values and interests represented.