Workshop on post-socialist urban infrastructures

Duration of the project

15.06.2017. - 17.09.2017.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

Tallinn University
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
RWTH Aachen University

Aim of the project

The workshop was organised in order to advance a common project on post-socialist urban infrastructures by increasing the mutual coordination across the book to be published with Routledge, so that the content would be better balanced. The book—“Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures”—is unique in the current publications landscape, as very few publications work on the intersection of post-socialism and urban infrastructures. With the events taking place in Tallinn, more institutional support for research activities in Tallinn has been provided. We aimed to strengthen the research potentials of the Centre for Landscape and Culture by also getting researchers from this Centre to be involved in the project. Improving Baltic-German collaboration and international visibility is vital for the Centre’s activities, and the workshop and the open seminar were fruitful for providing a valuable platform for exchange.

Main activities of the project

  1. Workshop for book authors (in Tallinn University) — also open to the Centre for Landscape and Culture researchers.
  2. Open seminar for wider audience (EKKM, Põhja pst 35, Tallinn)

Target group and number of persons involved

Urban studies scholars and students, urbanists (35)