[URBANTH-L]CFP: Ctr for Urban Culture and Public Spaces European Summer Academy (Vienna)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 22 14:17:52 EDT 2009

The newly established Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public 
Spaces (SKuOR), based in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at 
University of Technology-Vienna, is organising its first European September 
Academy (20-27 September 2009).

The programme is offered to 30 postgraduate students (bachelor and PhD 
exceptionally possible) in Human Geography, Architecture, Planning, Urban 
design, Urban Sociology, Arts as well as other spatially relevant 

The 2009 topic is "Intraurban cultural exchange and the urban periphery: 
Breathing your city through the lungs of your fellow citizen's 

Working with local communities, artists, city council planning authorities 
and several tutors (professors) within social housing estates, participants 
in the European September Academy will produce a toolkit of playful ideas - 
space plays and playing space - inspired by spatial research theory as well 
as by spatial planning practice. The  toolkit will be presented as an 
exhibition based on plays and games that should ideally comprise a set of 
very different, fresh and game-based spatial strategies stimulating future 
processes of the cultural production of public spaces in the urban 

Language: English
Credits: min. 3 ECTS
Each student has to pay for his/her own accommodation and travel expenses. A 
provisional Hostel reservation for students has been made. Price is approx. 
30 euro/night.

Posts for geography students are limited to 5.

For more information on the programme: Sabine Knierbein (SKuOR director): 
sabine.knierbein at skuor.tuwien.ac.at or on-line: 

For submitting your application (for geography students): send an email of 
interest as soon as possible and a short one-page statement of motivation to 
Dr. Chiara Tornaghi, mail: c.tornaghi at leeds.ac.uk by the 6th July 2009.
We are particularly interested in why exactly you are interested in the 
special topic of the European September Academy (see Concept Paper on-line) 
and in the general contents of the SKuOR (see SKuOR profile on-line) and 
what abilities and experiences you want to bring in during the course of the 
September Academy. As we will be working with people coming from different 
ethnical backgrounds, additional skills in Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, 
Turkish or in other languages  are considered warmly welcome, yet they are 
not considered a precondition for your participation.

Dr Chiara Tornaghi
Lecturer in Human Geography
School of Geography, University of Leeds
Webpage: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/ctornaghi.html

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