For the past four years, the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism at the European Humanities University in Vilnius has organized interdisciplinary applied summer schools in the town of Visaginas. Here’s what they found out about life in a former mono-functional town.
Artistic Training for a Changing City Bologna (IT)
Improving understanding between non-migrants, migrants, and refugees through theater.
Cinema Dacia Cluj-Napoca (RO)
Developing a new community center in a vacant cinema in a large-scale housing district using a participatory process
Stories Set in Stone – Creating Connections Geretsried (DE)
Community-building and strengthening identity through storytelling in a multicultural neighborhood
70TK Istanbul (TR)
Preserving the cultural heritage of former Greek neighborhood Tatavla through oral history and a map of remembrance
The Šančiai Kiosk Kaunas (LT)
Transforming a kiosk into a new icon for community involvement in a postindustrial neighborhood
Tenants – Narrations about urban utopias Lublin (PL)
Forming identity and community in a social housing estate
Open House Zugdidi (GE)
Creating a noncommercial meeting place for the empowerment of diverse local communities