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 medium-sized interdisciplinary group (20 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 town museum in cooperation with representatives of the town’s cultural and knowledge sector representatives
  • Distance work with the research literature and with the results of previous Visaginas urbanist Summer Schools (two weeks prior to the School, 4-5 hours a week)
  • Accommodation in single hotel rooms
  • Breakfasts and dinners, coffee breaks
  • Long free evenings, a beautiful pine forest around a lake
  • 3 ECTS credit points
  • Cultural program in Vilnius

Learning outcomes

  • Refined conceptual and design work in real life institutional, cultural and material situations
  • The development of a concept for the Visaginas town museum 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 memory politics and memory infrastructures in urban development and planning

Language of the workshop


Participation fee

Application procedure

Application documents - CV/portfolio, 300 words motivation letter, and recommendation letter (only for applicants for DAAD stipends) to be submitted by June 28. All applicants will be notified of selection results by July 2.

Covid-19 note

In case of lockdown, the Summer School will take place online (from August 17 to 28, with course materials distributed in late July). Online participation fee would be 300 euros.


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