SUMMERSCHOOL Interactive Moscow: spatial theories, practices, interventions. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow. 4.-12.7.2012.

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http://www.interactive-city.org/

From 4-12 July, “Interactive City” will hold a summer school at “Strelka” – Interactive Moscow: spatial theories, practices, interventions. The central theme of the school will be the study of specific urban issues and trends; its aim, the engagement of young researchers and practitioners, professionals and citizens into equal dialogue. Interactive Moscow: spatial theories, practices, interventions is not an attempt to simply refresh the city’s image, but to understand who is the source of change in the city and how and what lies behind the concept of “right to the city.”

The school is open to undergraduates in a wide variety of fields: architects and urbanists, planners and geographers, sociologists and cultural scientists, economists and anthropologists (as well as other areas).

“Interactive Moscow” – is an independent project organised by researchers and architects of University College London, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius), Higher School of Economics and Russian State University for the Humanities.

3. European Urban Summer School “Times of scarcity: reclaiming the possibility of making”, 21.-30.09.2012. University of Westminster, London, UK. Deadline: 31.05.12

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European Urban Summer School 2012 – University of Westminster
Link to homepage: http://www.scibe.eu/euss/886/

Times of scarcity: reclaiming the possibility of making

Globalisation, climate change, resource depletion and financial crises are the prevailing – and often crippling – conditions which shape our immediate professional and academic lives and longer-term futures. In our times of rapid change, young planners, architects and designers must develop and adopt new and more holistic approaches to planning and design in order to engage in a meaningful manner with an increasingly urban world and to propose creative interventions that go beyond the immediately physical.

The 3rd European Urban Summer School (EUSS) is a joint project of AESOP / ECTP-CEU / IFHP / ISOCARP and SCIBE, hosted by the University of Westminster, School of Architecture and the Built Environment in September 2012. It aims to bring together postgraduate students, emerging and experienced academics and young and established design and planning professionals from all over Europe (and further away) to develop a better understanding of some of the most pressing contemporary issues related to the built environment and to amplify and strengthen the links between planning- and design-relevant research and professional practice.
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SEMINAR Urban photography summer school 2012 Goldsmiths, University of London. Deadline: June 3rd 2012

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www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/summer%20school/

Urban photography summer school 2012
Goldsmiths, University of London

Designed for photographers, artists and urbanists whose work addresses notions of urban space and culture the international Summer School provides a highly intensive two week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice. The course aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production of a photography portfolio drawn from London’s urban environments combined with a collective final exhibition.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with Urban Encounters and the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR). The course will be taught by tutors from Goldsmith’s Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field. Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Convener), Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (CUCR Director), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vazquez (Goldsmiths), Michael Wayne Plant (Goldsmiths), Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).

The programme will explore how the practice of urban image making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on (1) urban landscape, (2) street photography and (3) material objects.

Application deadline: June 3rd, 2011
For more information: www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/summer%20school/

Jerome Krase, Ph.D.
Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor
Brooklyn College
The City University of New York

WS SEM: summerLab 2012, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit. Bucharest | Fuzzy Urbanisms, Zurich | Liminal Contours, Rome | Occupation City. First deadline: 11.06.2012

summerLab 2012
The Development Planning Unit, UCL is proud to announce the launch of its summerLab 2012 series coordinated by Dr. Camillo Boano, William Hunter, Anna Schulenburg and Giorgio Talocci. The workshop dates are:
Bucharest | Fuzzy Urbanisms  23 – 28 July
Zurich | Liminal Contours 6 – 11 August
Rome | Occupation City 10 – 15 September

DPU summerLab seeks to establish a unique rotating platform for in situ immersion and experimentation in urban environments where the boundaries of spatial agency are actively tested, hinging upon critical analysis and spatial knowledge development targeting undergraduate and graduate students as well as emerging professionals in design, architecture and planning. The workshops offer a vital testing ground for the resolution of spatial interventions with local socio-economic trends alongside embedded political contexts.

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/programmes/summerlab/2012-series or contact Anna Schulenburg anna.schulenburg.10@ucl.ac.uk

CIEE Summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminar in Turkey “Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle and the Politics of Popular Culture” 11.-22.06.12 Istanbul

CIEE Summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminar in Turkey
“Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle and the Politics of Popular Culture”
http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/turkey/index.aspx
June 11 – 22, 2012

Program Description:

Since the 1980’s, Turkey, in particular Istanbul, has seen unprecedented transformations with the influences of rapid urbanization, the emergence of consumerism and the “opening” up to new configurations of public space and images. While Turkey’s accession to the E.U. remains elusive, and the country’s role on the global economic and political stages is being debated, images and imaginings of Istanbul have acquired new and complex significance. Declared a “Cultural Capital of Europe” in 2010, a number of civic initiatives, municipal “urban renewal” (i.e. gentrification) projects, and cultural events have literally and figuratively “re-oriented,” reshaped and repackaged Istanbul for consumption on local and global levels.

Academic content includes lectures addressing:

* Space, Power, and Politics in Contemporary Turkey
* Migration, Globalization, and Urban Transformation in Istanbul
* Civilizing Istanbul: City, Spectacle, and the Making of a Capital of Culture
* Istanbul through the Ages
* Imagining Istanbul: Tourism and the Consumption of Culture
* Istanbul in Literature, Art, Public, and Private Spaces
* Turkish Foreign Relations: Bridge or Barrier?
* Religion, Politics, and Social Change in Turkey

Funding Assistance Available: Ping Faculty Development Fellowship awards in the amount of $1000-1500 are available for 10-15 International Faculty Development Seminar participants per year.

Questions about the seminars or the Ping Fellowship awards can be directed to either Teri Coviello, tcoviello@ciee.org , or Cait Vaughan, cvaughan@ciee.org

Cait Vaughan
Program Coordinator, International Faculty Development Seminars
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Portland, ME
www.ciee.org/ifds

Summer school “History Takes Place – Urban Change in Europe”, Paris

www.history-takes-place.de

Since 2003 the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has invited up to twenty young historians and social scientists (usually postgraduate students) annually to take part in studies programmes in various locations. The aim is to find the traces of history in the topography, architecture and monuments of the place. The city itself is ‘read’ as a historical source – ‘History Takes Place’.

From 6 to 18 September 2010 the summer school ‘History Takes Place – Urban Change in Europe’ will be held in Paris. Taking the French capital as an example, the aim of this year’s meeting is to create an international network of the historical, cultural and social sciences as well as architecture and city planning, in order to examine current developments in urban environments in Europe. Professor Dr. Thomas Kirchner (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) will serve as the academic director.

Summer School Metropolitan Studies at Georg Simmel Center, August 16-26 2010

http://www.international.hu-berlin.de/an_die_hu/studienbewerber/stipendien/evz/sommer-winter-unis/sommeruniversitat/metrostudies/index_html

What makes a city a city? – Berlin between urbanity, fragmentation and micro-topias

From August 16-26, for the third year running, the Summer School “Metropolitan Studies“ will take place at the Georg Simmel Center. Entitled “What makes a city a city? Berlin between urbanity, fragmentation and micro-topias” the Summer School wants to explore the phenomenon of “city-making” both in theory and practice. The leitmotif of the two-week course will be the assumption that Berlin is not one city, but lots of cities constituted by various fragments, partly interwoven and partly polarised in its social, historical, political, economic and formal dimensions. With the participation of professors, researchers, and urban activists, the course will integrate different concepts of what makes a city a city.

Sommerschule 25. – 29. Juli 2010 Diskurs und Raum in Erlangen

Humangeographische Sommerschulen Gesellschaft und Raum

http://www.humangeographische-sommerschulen.de/

Die Vorstellung gegebener Räume wird seit einigen Jahren in der Humangeographie aber auch in zahlreichen benachbarten Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften hinterfragt.

Nicht zuletzt mit dem cultural turn in der Geographie und dem spatial turn in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften werden Konzepte diskutiert, die sich für die diskursive Herstellung und Reproduktion von Räumen bzw. von Regionalisierungen interessieren.
Die Sommerschule „Diskurs und Raum“ bietet DoktorandInnen und fortgeschrittenen Studierenden der Geographie und benachbarter Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften eine Einführung in Theorien der raumorientierten Diskursforschung, führt in Ansätze der empirischen Operationalisierung ein und gibt Hilfestellungen für die Konzeption eigener Forschungsprojekte. Getragen wird die Sommerschule von einer Gruppe DiskursforscherInnen, die seit mehreren Jahren im Wissenschaftsnetz „Diskursforschung in der Humangeographie“ kooperieren und die 2009 gemeinsam das Handbuch „Diskurs und Raum“ herausgegeben haben.