International Summer School on “Sources of Urbanity in Post-Industrial Cities”



Deadline: 31 May 2015
Open to: students from Germany, Lithuania, Belarus and beyond
Venue: 20 Sept – 3 Oct. 2015, Visaginas, Lithuania


This Summer School is organized by the European Humanities University’s Laboratory of Critical Urbanism in order to bring together students from Germany, Belarus and Lithuania in a two-week course on mapping social practice in relation to the built environment of the Lithuanian post-industrial town of Visaginas – a former satellite of a nuclear power plant erected in 1975. The school will be composed of a mix of lectures, seminars, excursions and supervised fieldwork, during the course of which the students will be guided in the process of how to research the social and spatial relations of contemporary Central- and Eastern Europe. The product of the students’ work at the school will be to create an exploratory mapping project of a particular dimension of Visaginas and to develop a scenario of its future development.

This Summer School will take place from 20 September to 3 October 2015 in Visaginas, Lithuania.


Students in Architecture, Urban Planning, Cultural Studies, European Studies, History, Urban Studies, Communication, Design, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography and Communication Design from Germany, Lithuania, Belarus and beyond are eligible to apply


International participants 975€, from Lithuania & Belarus 60 €.

Included in fee:

  • Study materials
  • accommodation in hostel
  • joint breakfasts & dinners in Visaginas
  • weekend excursion to Vilnius

Note: DAAD is funding 12 GoEast scholarships for German students or students enrolled in Germany (incl. 650€ covering fee, 140€ daily allowances and a 250€ travel grant). German students have to apply both via and at DAAD directly by 31.5.2014


Application includes:

  1. CV (1 page)
  2. Letter of Intent (1 page)
  3. short recommendation letter

If you have any questions,  write to:  Dr. Benjamin Cope:

The official web-page.




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