Duration of the project
01.01.2015. - 31.12.2015.
Countries and institutions involved in the project
Aim of the project
Organizing this workshop, we wish to identify the sources of urbanity in shrinking post-industrial towns. This is a relevant task to various locations in all Baltic states as well as the East of Germany. The use of existing built structure and applying new social technology for keeping urban areas alive and well integrated depends on two major variables – town’s infrastructural and industrial history on the one hand and the major structural vulnerabilities a particular location encounters on the other hand. This workshop aim is to qualitatively scrutinize and confront these two variables as manifested in Visaginas and to contextualize them in ongoing research. And, further on, to propose future scenarios for the town in a form of soft planning interventions and community projects.
Main activities of the project
24./26.2.2015 Workshop in Visaginas
24.2.2015 Public Discussion about the relationship between Urbanists and Urban Dwellers in Visaginas
Target group and number of persons involved
The target group are young scholars, who deal with post-socialist urban spaces in the Baltics and interested persons in Visaginas, Members of local policy, representatives of NGO’s, (approx. 60 Persons).