Promoting the Progressive: Modernism and Its Value as a Historic Urban Landscape

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 17:00
KTU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Studentų Str. 48)

The European Capital of Culture in Kaunas in 2022 is organising a Summer School for students of architecture and heritage protection, as well as professionals in associated fields. The school is part of a wider series of events dedicated to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018. The event is also a part of the programme “Heritage Practice” under Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural Heritage: a Challenge for Europe” and will be held at the Kaunas University of Technology from June 25-29, 2018.

The Summer School will focus on the urban fabric of Kaunas. After getting familiar with the historical parts of the city Žaliakalnis and Naujamiestis, participants of the Summer School will be invited to prepare experimental architectural scenarios for the future development of this territory or selected sites within these areas. Ideas should offer a way to preserve the modernist architecture, which is essential to the local character, while also proposing new interventions at different scales that reinterpret, reinvigorate and revitalise the city. The work should question the concepts of value and authenticity, asking whether authenticity should be perceived in terms of tangible artefacts or can include intangible attributes, such as modernist notions of progress.

Specialists of cultural heritage, students of architecture and heritage protection, doctoral students who work with any topics related to preserving or interpreting the heritage of historic urban landscapes of the 20th century are invited tyo take part in the Summer School.

A certificate will be provided to the participants; students will receive 2 ECTS.

Those willing to take part in the summer school have to register by sending their CV and motivation letter. The selection procedures will take into account the balance of gender and countries.

More information here.

 

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