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.
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on behalf of the organizing committee of the summer school ‚City in the center of Europe 2020’ we have to communicate that the event which was expected to take place on-line in August 2020 has been postponed. We are sorry to take this step, which is mainly due to an insufficient number of applications.
However, we do not want to leave this idea, but to postpone it to next year, when we will be very glad to welcome all participants in Poznań, in the center of Europe. We want to support opportunities for on-site intercultural contacts, socializing, and feeling the atmosphere of our city with a greater amount of participants: students, scholars, and researchers.
The new date of our event is 23-27/08/2021, so please book it in advance. The recruitment process will be announced as soon as possible, but no later than in February 2021 – we will let you know about this date.
All the best,
on behalf of the organising committee
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