Post-Nuclear Urbanism P‑N Urbanism

Summer School

For whom?

The school is open for early career stage practitioners; for advanced BA and MA, as well as for PhD students of architecture, urban design, urban sociology, science and technology studies, geography, history, cultural studies, art and multimedia. Prospective participant is basically anyone who is interested to work in a multidisciplinary team in order to re-explore and re-invent the topics of city, technology and knowledge infrastructures with a critical attitude.

Summer School provides

  • Work in a medium-sized interdisciplinary group (15-17 participants and 4-5 tutors) with both tutors and participants equally engaged in the same project
  • Lecturers and tutors with extensive expertise in the theme of the School
  • Excursions, meetings and research interviews with representatives of local government, public and private institutions and the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, as well as with active community members
  • Applied work on the concept of Visaginas public library in cooperation with representatives of the town’s cultural and knowledge sector representatives
  • Accommodation in 2 or 3 person hotel rooms
  • Breakfasts and dinners, coffee breaks
  • Long free evenings, a beautiful pine forest around a lake
  • 3 ECTS credit points

Learning outcomes

  • Refined conceptual and design work in real life institutional, cultural and material situations
  • The development of an investment package for the new Visaginas public library in cooperation with local government and other urban development institutions
  • A block of lectures on Soviet ‘nuclear’ towns as a particular mode of urbanization
  • A block of lectures on the changing institutional arrangement and design of libraries as knowledge infrastructures

Language of the workshop


Participation fee

380 euros (Summer School materials and activities; accommodation and food are covered by the participation fee)

Application procedure

Applications (CV/portfolio and 250-400 words motivation letter) are to be sent via application form on this website by June 21. All applicants will be notified about selection results by June 24.


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