Summer school: RE-TOPIA: Optimistic Between Past and Future
We invite you to participate in summer school for students and young professionals!
This year’s Kaunas International Summer School confronts our age of uncertainty. The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has touched the lives of everyone on the planet, especially those living in cities. In 2007 more people were living in cities than in rural areas. However, the pandemic has seen a reversal of this trend with some people seeking the space and isolation of the countryside. All our experiences over the last 18 months, is causing us to critically and profoundly re-evaluate our relationship with our friends, families and communities, and our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities and our planet.
International summer school invites participants from architectural and other creative practices to analyze and decode an existing residential cityscape in order to develop new visions of future utopias.
Taking the Soviet-era residential district of „Eiguliai“ as a site of investigation, this year’s Kaunas Summer School will introduce participants to the site through films, interviews, lectures and other media. Participants will critically reflect on the changes in society, culture, community and environment that have eroded this former utopian vision and will propose new interventions that respond to our uncertain future
Organizers: Kaunas University of Technology / Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL/ Kaunas 2022
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