Summer School “The Idea of the City: Reality Check”, Ukraine

Deadline: 10 May 2016
Open to: master students, post-graduates and independent researchers aged 18 to 30, dealing with anthropology, architecture, economics, engineering, geography, history, design planning, political science, sociology, and culture studies
Venue: 29 June – 11 July 2016, Slavutych, Ukraine

Description

Master students, post-graduates and independent researchers are invited to submit applications to participate in an interdisciplinary summer school “The Idea of the City: Reality Check” that will take place during June 29 – July 11, 2016, in Slavutych, Ukraine.

The goal of an interdisciplinary summer school is to combine learning and research formats while using integrated approaches and methods of different disciplines in urban studies. The school curriculum will include social, humanitarian, environmental and economic prospects in planning and functioning of a modern city, also with the account for historical contexts. The example of Slavutych would allow analyzing implementation and practices of such urbanistic and social concepts as a planned city, a utopian city, a post-disaster city, eco-city, and mono-urbanicity for the prospects of different disciplines.

Working languages – Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Lectures will be mostly held in English that is participants are requested to be fluent in English to the extent to be able to freely read academic papers and understand the lectures.

Eligibility

  • Master students, post-graduates and independent researchers;
  • Between 18 to 30 year old;
  • Dealing with anthropology, architecture, economics, engineering, geography, history, design planning, political science, sociology, and culture studies;
  • Fluent in English.

Costs

Participation in the interdisciplinary summer school is free of charge. The participants will be provided with accommodation and catering. The school organizers also cover travel costs up to UAH 700 (around EUR 25).

How to apply?

To apply for the school, please, send:

  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages);;
  • Cover letter “Why is it important for me to participate in the summer school?” Please, indicate the theme you would like to join (max 500 words)
  • Essay “What Did We Inherit From a Soviet City?” (max 500 words).

Send the documents to the email [email protected] with the topic “Summer School Slavutych” before 10 May, 2016. Applications can be filled in English, Ukrainian, or Russian.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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