Infrastructures and Urbanity in Baltic and German town

Duration of the project

01.03.2016. - 31.05.2016.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

European Humanistic University
Herder-Institute Marburg
Urban Institute Riga
University Tallinn

Aim of the project

This project focused on the impact of infrastructures on the urban development of cities in the Baltics and Germany. The workshop brings together scholars from the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, History, Geography and Economics in order to critically discuss, how the changing modes of infrastructurisation influence the communal decision-making. How do local, regional and national actors set agendas to use infrastructures in order to develop urban space in small- and midscale towns? And how does the supranational level of the European Union and the Russian Federation vis-à-vis the Baltic states influence this decision-making process?

Main activities of the project

4.5.2016 Public Discussion in Vilnius

5.-6.5.2016 Workshop in Visaginas

5.5.2016 Public presentation in House of Cultures in Visaginas

Target group and number of persons involved

Scholars from Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus, who deal with infrastructures and urban development in post-socialist urban spaces in the Baltics (17 core-persons involved in Visaginas)

Around 60 persons addressed scholars from Lithuania and Belarus at the presentations in Vilnius and Visaginas