The Nemunas and the Neris divide Kaunas into three large territories, which have undergone different developments in the course of history. Once upon a time, the boundary of the river (s) in Kaunas marked not only the city limits but also the borders of different states, as well as ethnic and cultural boundaries. The city Daugiau >>

The last stream visited this year was both the cleanest and most wild. From Linkuva manor, the team descended down the stream, detecting not only car parts and other debris, but also many signs of animals: various footprints, abandoned nests, skeletons, and small animals. During the expedition, both homemade architectural works, floating exotic fruits, and Daugiau >>

Probably the most famous stream in Kaunas is Girstupis. Well known in historical context, but not that familiar up close. On September 23, a very diverse team of expeditors started the trip in the Mickevičius Valley, followed the stream through Kaunas Zoo, crossed the campus of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), and visited probably the Daugiau >>

The fourth team of expeditors was exploring a stream in Petrašiūnai district. The warm and sunny autumn only made the hike along the Amalė stream a lot easier. Almost half of the stream is canalized and runs inside a pipe under Petrašiūnai district to the Nemunas river. As a result, the research team traveled in Daugiau >>

Every stream visited by the expedition teams is different. On September 16, we marched along the Sėmena stream in the Panemunė district. This stream runs not only in the natural environment but also between residential sites, is crossed by more than one bridge, stopped by many small “DIY” dams. Photos by Renata Kilinskaitė Daugiau >>

On September 13, the expedition explored the unnamed stream running right next to the Šančiai mound. The impression was left by steep slopes, strong currents, and natural tree bridges. The team found traces not only of humans but also of various animals. Photos by Rasa Chmieliauskaitė Daugiau >>

On September 12, a freshly gathered team of explorers embarked on the first Kaunas city stream expedition. Svirbė is a unique Kaunas stream running down the steep slopes of the Aleksotas district and surrounded by two unique Kaunas objects: the only Jewish cemetery still operating in the city and the railway tracks that connect the Daugiau >>

A city can be seen as a complex organism in which each element has its own seemingly official purpose and rules: residential areas, commercial and industrial territories, recreational areas, streets and sidewalks, power lines, and railway tracks. All of these elements act as components of a common urban system, while also creating the social environment Daugiau >>

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