Krista’s work has been awarded with national theatre and film awards of Latvia, invited to theatre and film festivals in London, Copenhagen, Den Hague, Riga, Reykjavik, Stockholm. Krista makes work for Homo Novus festival since 2008.
The theme of the Riga Summer Lab, promoted by NTIL, is peatlands – a source of life for rare plants and animals, and a major carbon absorber. Peatlands in Latvia occupy more than 10% of the land and although draining and burning of peatlands for agriculture and other purposes is a massive source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, peatlands are still being used for extraction purposes in Latvia, peat being a major export product. The carbon storage potential of peatlands is still widely underappreciated. Thus, we invite artists to Magical Peatlands Summer Lab to wander through various peatlands, spot endangered bird species, listen to nature and various biologist stories.