International Congress “CoHappiness. Rewilding & Rethinking”

“Can happiness exist on its own, without the human brain, heart, or imagination, regardless of where we might think this phenomenon originates? Or perhaps, if it ended up on an unpopulated planet, happiness would migrate into pigeons, plants, or other surviving life forms?”

Vaiva Grainytė

DATE: June 1-3, 2022

On June 1-3, 2022, Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022 are organizing the international congress “CoHappiness. Rewilding & Rethinking.” The first event will focus on communities. The organizers of this event understand “communities” in a very broad sense, covering the general relationship between people, between people and not people, and between people and the environment.

During the congress, we will combine the fields of science, culture and art in order to get closer to the difficult and often puzzling for the scientists topic of happiness.

Livestream: June 1

Livestream: June 2

Livestream: June 3



Organizational committee:

  • Mantas Antanas Davidavičius
  • Dainius Genys
  • Jurga Jonutytė
  • Jūratė Tutlytė
  • Nomeda ir Gediminas Urbonas
  • Ina Žurkuvienė

Congress partner