Urban Culture in Theory and Action

Urban Culture in Theory and Action

Course dates:
30 July, 2020 to 20 August, 2020
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 3750 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 18750 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

During this summer school in the heart of Copenhagen, students from across the world get an opportunity to move from analysing problems in urban societies to creating possible solutions and identifying potentials in urban space by formulating and planning research-based projects.

Organized in collaboration with Strøm music festival and other partners in Copenhagen, the summer school combines academic theory with the experiences and know-how of seasoned practitioners to help the students formulate, plan and execute cultural or social projects in urban space. The aim of the course is thus to give students the tools for translating their academic skills and knowledge into concrete projects for change in cities.

During the summer school course, students immerse in theories of urban culture, the social production of space and cultural interventions in urban space. Students will be trained in identifying and discussing problems and potentials relating to culture and urban societies; formulating research-based projects for implementation; and applying knowledge about social entrepreneurship and innovation processes.

The summer school is organized around case-based learning by focusing on a specific site in Copenhagen as a laboratory for exploration. The teaching is underpinned by a do-it-yourself philosophy and a cross-cultural perspective on urban development. By means of lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and field trips, students in groups will engage with a range of actors, including cultural practitioners, activists, social entrepreneurs, municipal authorities and private businesses, as well as with urban theorists.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).

Registration

Application form

ECTS accreditation

Bachelor and master level

15 ECTS