Issues of Critical Cartography. Causalities of Urban Processes after the USSR

Issues of Critical Cartography. Causalities of Urban Processes after the USSR

EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism presents two new books Mapping Visaginas. Sources Of Urbanity In Former Mono-functional Towns and Mapping Vilnius. Transitions Of Post-Socialist Urban Spaces (Vilnius Academy of Arts Publishing House) and invites for 2016/17 winter workshop series "Issues of Critical Cartography. Social Participation and Urban Change".

December 6, 2016, Vilnius, 7 pm
National Gallery of Art
Konstitucijos pr. 22
Contact: siarhei.liubimau @ ehu.lt

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Workshop Series Winter 2016/17
Issues of Critical Cartography. Social Participation and Urban Change

In this workshop series, the EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism summarizes and discusses its research on how USSR period infrastructural projects determine forms of collective living in 2010s Lithuania. The nuances of this determination are scrutinized in three locations. These are two districts of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius – a model of socialist modernist planning Lazdynai and a never reached frontier of socialist modernist planning Šnipiškės –, as well as the former nuclear mono-functional town of Visaginas.

The Laboratory dismantles how everyday practice and meaning-making in the three cases are today included or excluded in wider Lithuanian society, shaped by EU embedded statehood and global competition. In performing the research, critical cartography was used both as a methodology to discover, record and represent socio-spatial change, and as a tool to facilitate inhabitants’ participation in shaping the urban environment.

Each workshop starts with a presentation and discussion of two books published in 2016 – Mapping Visaginas. Sources Of Urbanity In Former Mono-functional Towns and Mapping Vilnius. Transitions Of Post-Socialist Urban Spaces. After the book presentations, we invite you and your colleagues to share insights of your work on related issues in different national and urban contexts in the Baltic States, Belarus, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

December 2, 2016 | 6 pm, Minsk
Citizen Participation in Urban Processes in Lithuania
Punkt
vul. Kastryčnickaja 23а
Contact: benjamin.cope @ ehu.lt

December 6, 2016 | 7 pm, Vilnius
Causalities of Urban Processes after the USSR
National Gallery of Art
Konstitucijos pr. 22
Contact: siarhei.liubimau @ ehu.lt

December 12, 2016 | 5 pm, Riga
Social Participation and Urban Change in Lithuania
DAC (Natural Scientific Academic Centre, University of Latvia)
Jelgavas iela 1
Contact: benjamin.cope @ ehu.lt

December 16, 2016 | 7 pm, Berlin
Investigation Participation Visualization
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstraße 27
Contact: Miodrag Kuč, mk @ zku-berlin.org

December 21, 2016 | 7 pm, Kyiv
Europeanisation Of Urban Processes In Lithuania
CANactions School for Urban Studies
vul. Lavrska 16, corner entrance, 3rd floor,
Contact: Miodrag Kuč, mk @ zku-berlin.org

January 20, 2017 | 7 pm, Warsaw
Participative Research and Urban Trans-formations in Lithuania
Lithuanian Embassy in Poland (TBC)
Al. Ujazdowskie 14,
Contact: Felix Ackermann, ackermann @ dhi.waw.pl

Team: Felix Ackermann, Benjamin Cope, Miodrag Kuč, Siarhei Liubimau, Project: Participation and Urban Planning in the Baltics, Organization: EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism, Vilnius, 
Partners: Archfondas, Designteam Jawohl, Deutsch-Baltisches Hochschulkontor, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, Laimikis, Lazdynų seniūnija, Minsk Urban Platform, Urban Institute Riga, VDA Publishing House, Visaginas Municipality, Z/KU. 
Funding: German Embassy Vilnius, German Federal Foreign Office

Contact: urbanism @ ehu.lt    

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