Open Call to Register for ‘Critical Heritage’ Course

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Transform4Europe invites you to participate in the Mobility Week held by Vytautas Magnus University on March 20th-25th.

This year our focus is on the ‘Critical Heritage’ course, which will deal with the difficult legacies of modernity and the Cold War. Participants will have an opportunity to be introduced with topics on military and industrial heritage, which nowadays pose matchless challenges technologically, socially, and environmentally.

The lectures will present in-depth theoretical analysis and case studies on topics such as nationalism, colonialism, and heritage. During the 5-day course, activities will include visits to heritage sites, museums, urban and architectural walks, military and industrial sites, as well as film screenings and discussions. Participants will take part in individual and group activities and will have to prepare a final project afterwards.

From the academic point of view, the heritage field will be explored in a critical and transdisciplinary context, focusing on local, national, and global aspects. Thus, you will have the chance to discuss the diversity of engagements with the past, and social and environmental sustainability.

The ‘Critical Heritage’ course will provide students with the best practice to develop the skills necessary to be able to define heritage issues and articulate a personal understanding by developing a case study on selected locality, community, and issue.

Focusing on emerging trends in the heritage field, the course will discuss heritage as a modern concept and its transformations as a policy and a cultural practice both shaped by and shaping political, economic, social, and environmental realities.

All participants who will complete the course will be issued certificates and transcripts of records for 6 ECTS, which will be recognized by the entire T4EU alliance.

Note that travel and accommodation expenses will be funded by T4EU initiative. Please contact the T4EU office at your home university.

Without further ado, we invite you to register to the ‘Critical Heritage’ mobility week and experience everything yourself!

Application deadline is February 5th.

If you have any questions, we are at your disposal -> Transform4Europe@vdu.lt

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

  Transform4Europe mobility week
Monday,
March 20
 
⮚ Arrival
⮚ Welcoming event
⮚ Introductory lecture on Critical Heritage
⮚ Cultural activity
Tuesday,
March 21
⮚      The Architecture of Collective Farms
⮚      Nuclear Heritage
⮚      Cultural activity
Wednesday,
March 22
⮚      Kaunas Modernism and UNESCO
⮚      Critical memory in arts
⮚      Cultural activities
Thursday,
March 23
⮚      Urban anthropology
⮚      Workshop
⮚      Cultural activities
Friday,
March 24
⮚      Revisiting the past of the place (Presentation of KEKS 2022 projects on multicultural memory)
⮚      Cultural activities
Saturday,
March 25
⮚      Departure

 

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