Category Archives: popular urbanism

Summer School “Post-Nuclear Urbanism” (Visaginas, July 22-31 2019)

Fifth urbanist Summer School in Visaginas, Lithuania. This year co-organised with Faculty of Architecture at the Brno University of Technology and with Institute of Sociology at Wroclaw University. 

more info - Programme 2019


Photo credit: Job Zomerplaag


Apply for 2019 Summer School

5th Summer School in integrative urbanism, organised by the EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism in a formerly “nuclear” town of Visaginas. In 2019 it is done in cooperation with Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture.

Details and application form -

Application deadline – June 21.


Workshop “City in Perspective of Science and Technology Studies”

April 28-29, European Humanities University and St. Virgin the Comforter Church

Workshop description: The workshop simulates the public hearing on the future of the yard shared by several groups of stakeholders and users – the Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation, Ministry of Interior of Lithuania, Ministry of Education of Lithuania, the European Humanities University, as well as the Savičiaus street residents. Workshop participants will be divided into groups to simulate those stakeholders and users; and will have to elaborate and present their positions and arguments regarding the yard. This Workshop is part of the Competition YARDS OF MIND, organized by the Vilnius “Actors of Urban Change” in cooperation with the EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism.

CityinPerspective_workshop_YARDS OF MINDWorkshop schedule

Issues of Critical Cartography. Social Participation and Urban Change

Workshop Series Winter 2016/17

Issues of Critical Cartography. Social Participation and Urban Change


In this workshop series, the EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism summarizes and discusses its research on how USSR period infrastructural projects determine forms of collective living in 2010s Lithuania. The nuances of this determination are scrutinized in three locations. These are two districts of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius – a model of socialist modernist planning Lazdynai and a never reached frontier of socialist modernist planning Šnipiškės –, as well as the former nuclear mono-functional town of Visaginas.

The Laboratory dismantles how everyday practice and meaning-making in the three cases are today included or excluded in wider Lithuanian society, shaped by EU embedded statehood and global competition. In performing the research, critical cartography was used both as a methodology to discover, record and represent socio-spatial change, and as a tool to facilitate inhabitants’ participation in shaping the urban environment.

Each workshop starts with a presentation and discussion of two books published in 2016 – Mapping Visaginas. Sources Of Urbanity In Former Mono-functional Towns and Mapping Vilnius. Transitions Of Post-Socialist Urban Spaces. After the book presentations, we invite you and your colleagues to share insights of your work on related issues in different national and urban contexts in the Baltic States, Belarus, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

2 December 2016, Minsk

Citizen Participation in Urban Processes in Lithuania

 6 December 2016, Vilnius

Causalities of Urban Processes after the USSR

12 December 2016, Riga

Social Participation and Urban Change in Lithuania

16 December 2016, Berlin

Investigation Participation Visualization

21 December 2016, Kyiv

Europeanisation Of Urban Processes In Lithuania

Project: Participation and Urban Planning in the Baltics,

Organization: EHU Laboratory of Critical Urbanism, Vilnius - Felix Ackermann, Benjamin Cope, Miodrag Kuč, Siarhei Liubimau

Partners: Archfondas, Designteam Jawohl, Deutsch-Baltisches Hochschulkontor, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, Laimikis, Lazdynų seniūnija, Minsk Urban Platform, Urban Institute Riga, VDA Publishing House, Visaginas Municipality, Z/KU.

Funding: German Embassy Vilnius, German Federal Foreign Office