LCU Symposium 2024

SYMPOSIUM: CITY / ENERGY RELATIONS IN TRANSORMATION

February 28 – March 1, 2024, European Humanities University, Vilnius

February 28, 2024

10:00 Introductions by the participants, with welcoming words by co-organizers Siarhei Liubimau (European Humanities University, Vilnius), Asta Vonderau (University Halle-Wittenberg), Alexandra Schwell (University of Klagenfurt) and Daniel Urey (LabLab think tank, Stockholm) 

10:30 Aleh Cherp (Lund University): “Linking the Urban and the Global Scales of Net Zero Energy Transitions: Research Challenges and Emerging Approaches

12:00 Presentation of “New Energy Landscapes” publication with Daniel Urey (LabLab think tank), Christina Hoffmann (LabLab think tank), Anders Larsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Siarhei Liubimau (European Humanities University), Justinas Dūdėnas (Architektūros fondas Vilnius), Živilė Mantrimaitė (European Humanities University) and Martynas Germanavičius (Architektūros fondas Vilnius)

15:00 – 16:30 Panel: Emergent Urban Energy Politics 

Saša Poljak Istenič (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana): “Ljubljana’s Energy Sector On Its Way to Climate Neutrality”

Mahir Yazar (University of Bergen): “Episodic Populist Backlashes against Urban Climate Actions”

17:00 – 18:30 Oleksandr Kharchenko (Energy Industry Research Center, Kyiv) and Vadym Glamazdin (Adviser for CEO of UKRENERGO, Kyiv): “How Moscow’s Hybrid Attack Can Provoke a Collapse of the EU’s Energy Sector – Practical Insights”, moderated by Maksym Gardus

February 29, 2024

10:00 – 11:30 Panel: Energy Industry and Urban Change

Madina Junussova (University of Central Asia, Astana), Zarina Adambussinova (American University of Central Asia, Bishkek), Alexander Diener (University of Kansas): “Decarbonizing Kazakhstan: What Future Awaits Mining Regions and Towns?” 

Nikolaos Olma (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, ZMO, Berlin): “The End of What? Contesting Remediation in a Former Uranium Mining Town in Kyrgyzstan”

12:00 – 13:30 Panel: Energy Industry and Urban Change II

Anastasiia Bozhenko (Karazin University, Kharkiv): “Nuclear Landscape of Non-Atomic City: The Case of Kharkiv”

Miguel Angel Castañeda (Bard College, New York): “La Guajira, Between the Energy Transition and Coal Mining”

15:00 – 17:15 Panel: Geographies of Energy Security

Gennadii Riabtsev (European Humanities University, Vilnius and Kyiv): “Eight Principles of Modern Energy Policy”

Agnieszka Chmura (Warsaw University): “Wave of Change in the Baltic Sea: The Human Security Agenda for EU Nations in the Region”

Anastasia Pavlenko (Central European University, Vienna): “Does Energy Security Speed Up Energy Transitions in Democratic Societies?” 

Maksym Gardus (European Humanities University, Vilnius and Kyiv): “Trends in Decentralization of Energy and Strengthening of Renewable Energy Sources as a Way to Help Solve the Problems of Ukraine’s Infrastructure, Which Suffered from Russian Aggression”

17:30 – 19:00 Panel: After Fossil Modernity: Planetary Lens and Visions of Urbanity  

Miodrag Kuč (ZK/U, Berlin): “Re-Youth the Square. Cultural Revival of Public Infrastructure in Mono-functional City (Case Study Eisenhüttenstadt)”

Daryna Pyrogova (independent researcher, Kyiv and Vilnius): “War Against Nature or War For Nature?” (“30%” – project at the Ukrainian Pavilion, 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale)

March 1, 2024

10:00 – 13:30 Work meetings

File of the Symposium Program

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