2020 Summer school: a city in the center of Europe
The summer school is addressed to young researchers working on doctoral dissertations in the field of city sociology, economics, law, and urban studies analyzing issues related to the city. The subject of the summer school’s work will be issues of the Central European city, having a clear regional specificity. Elements of this specificity are, on the one hand, urban artifacts of socialist realism that mark the central areas of cities, a significant share of residential infrastructure, has left soc-modernism in the form of large blocks of flats. Therefore, the main context of the analysis of the title problems is the processes of revolutionary social, economic, and political changes that plowed the region over the last 100 years.
areas of interest
1) Post-socialist city at the background of social and economic changes in Central Europe in the 21st century.
2) Socialist modernism in the evolution of Central European cities (the new millennium perspective).
3) Communities/neighborhood of enormous housing complexes in the context of different phenomena and processes: suburbanization, migration, population aging, pandemic phenomenon.
prof. Annegret Haase, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig: Housing and the housing market in Leipzig between shrinkage and regrowth: the city of extremes?
prof. John Holmwood, Univ. of Nottingham: Universities after the Pandemic
prof. Jakub Isański, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: The great shift, out and in-migration in Central Europe
prof. Marek Nowak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: Post-socialist neighborhood community. An investigation from Poznań
prof. Adam Radzimski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: Dealing with the legacy of modernist planning in Eastern Germany and Poland
MA Krzysztof Rosenkiewicz: Post-communist housing estates – potential or ballast in contemporary cities? The case of Kopernika Estate in Poznan, Poland
prof. Ludek Sykora, Charles Univ., Prague: Half-Life Cities: Capitalist Pasts and Socialist Futures
prof. Suava Zbierski-Salameh: Transformation in Poland from the outsider perspective
who can apply
how to apply
+ CV and motivation letter on one of the above 1-6 areas of interest, sent to [email@example.com], deadline: 15/07/2020;