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Call for participants for summer school "Mapping Visaginas: re-tooling knowledge infrastructures in a 'post-nuclear' town" (Vilnius-Visaginas, Lithuania)

Source: Mapping Visaginas. Sources of Urbanity in a Former Mono-functional Town.
The Laboratory of Critical Urbanism (European Humanities University, Vilnius) in cooperation with CANactions School for Urban Studies announces a call for participants for the DAAD Summer School "Mapping Visaginas: Re-tooling knowledge infrastructures in a 'post-nuclear' town".

This project is a continuation of the long-term work of the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism on the urban transformations of Visaginas, a former 'nuclear' town in eastern Lithuania. LCU has already organized three DAAD Summer Schools exploring the town and elaborating scenarios for its future development (2015, 2016 and 2017), and in 2016 published the book Mapping Visaginas. Sources of Urbanity in a Former Mono-functional Town (Vilnius Academy of Arts Press). These activities have led to a fruitful cooperation with local government, and public and private institutions, as well as with active community members. The focus of the 2018 Summer School is the elaboration of a new concept for Visaginas public library both as institution and as infrastructure, in its connection to other institutions and infrastructures of the town.

Working formats: lectures, seminars, workshops and supervised fieldwork.

Academic hours and credits: 15 h lectures and seminars, 10 h group work, 5 h individual work 5 ECTS certificate will be provided after handing in a final paper

Participants: the school is open to students of urban studies, sociology, geography, political science, architecture, design, urban planning, history, cultural studies, anthropology, and heritage studies with a strong interest in problem-based interdisciplinary research work, as well as young researchers and professionals.

Working language: English. Some knowledge of Lithuanian and/or Russian will be helpful.

Application: CV (1 page), Letter of Intent (1 page), Recommendation Letter.

Fees: Participants from German institutions 850 €, Participants from Lithuanian and Belarusian institutions 60 €, Others 300 €. The fee covers study materials, accommodation in hostel / flats in Visaginas and Vilnius, joint breakfasts, lunches & dinners in Visaginas, excursions in Vilnius

Deadline: 31.05.2018.

More information on the summer school and application process is available at:

NOTE. Ukrainian students who applied for Master Program in Cultural Studies (Critical Urban Studies Track) at European Humanities University are invited to participate in the summer school free of charge. See the information on enrollment for Master studies and scholarship opportunities for Ukrainian students here:

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