I participated in this exceptional summer school taking place in the twin towns of Frankfurt(Oder) and Słubice. Crossing the border was a daily act. Organised by Kirill and Stefan from the European University Viadrina, this was one of the most dense and informational educational experiences I have been part of. Together with Anna Gańko and Olha Koval, andwith the help of Malte Pröckl and Anke Riester, we made a short documentary film about Neuberesinchen, a district in Frankfurt(Oder). This was also later shown at Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst as part of the Urban Commentaris programme.
The film is available here (the password is neuberesinchen).
You can also read a blog post about my experience.
Viadrinicum is an annual summer school devoted to the countries of the Eastern Partnership region with a special focus on Ukraine. With a strong emphasis on participatory formats the school focused on theories of (post-)socialist urbanism, patterns of urban development and strategies of active citizenship with the help of academic seminars and enhance their practical and methodological skills in the framework of several project-oriented workshops. Students, PhD candidates, young NGO activists and artists from all fields took part.
For more information about Viadrinicum, check their website.
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