Open Call for participants to the 3rd Cultural Heritage Summer School “Cultural Landscapes”
2019 06 20

Open Call for participants to the 3rd Cultural Heritage Summer School “Cultural Landscapes”
DATE: The Summer School will take place on 4-11 August 2019 in Nida, Lithuania.
The Faculty of History of Vilnius University is delighted to announce an Open Call for participants to the 3rd Cultural Heritage Summer School in the Nida Art Colony. It is an annual one-week high quality capacity building event focusing on cultural heritage issues. The topic of the Summer School this year is the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL).
Urbanization nowadays is leading to irreversible socio-economic changes and cooperation between all parties involved at different levels is required to achieve a comprehensive quality of living environment. The United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 also highlights the need of "making cities and people-populated areas safe and sustainable" (Goal 11) and the interest in 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) at national and international levels is particularly high. This document advocates an integrated approach towards working with urban environment, especially with its most sensitive historical part. It examines the importance and benefits of integrating historical urban area conservation, management and planning strategies into local development processes and urban planning. The provisions of the Recommendation are regularly reviewed, and their practical implementation updated, especially regarding the integration of modern architecture into historical environment. It is expected that the role of architecture in the context of historical urban landscapes (application of the document provisions, theory, practice-management, emerging challenges, new initiatives) will be examined during the Summer School in 2019.
The specialized lectures, seminars and workshops will be given by keynote speakers:
Ms Alessandra Capuano (ITALY), professor at the School of Architecture, Sapienza, Università di Roma. Sapienza University PHD in Landscape and Environment coordinator, director of the Master’s in Architecture for Archaeology: design projects for the enhancement of heritage, president of the Area Didattica 1.
Mr Dennis Rodwell (UK), architect and planner graduated in Architecture of the University of Cambridge (Clare College; Department of Architecture) and working internationally in the field of cultural heritage, focused on the promotion and achievement of best practice in the management of historic sites and cities of all dates and periods up to and including present day.
Mr Michael Turner (ISRAEL), professor and UNESCO Chairholder in Urban Design and Conservation Studies and heads the Research and Innovation Authority at the Bezalel, Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. In research he is involved in urban sustainability, heritage, social inclusion and urban spaces. He is a member of many professional-academic bodies, engaged in many activities at UNESCO and is currently special envoy to the World Heritage Centre Director focusing on Culture for Development and the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes.
The fourth keynote speaker will be soon confirmed.
Target group: students, young and experienced professionals in architecture, urban planning, cultural heritage, history and related disciplines from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland (up to 20 persons). Organizers will provide accommodation, breakfast and lunch for selected participants. Participants are responsible for their round-trip travel costs to and from Nida.
Course fee: 100 Eur. Language: English.
Registration form:
Application deadline: 28 June 2019.
Selection of results will be announced on 31 June 2019.
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Project partners:
Nida Art Colony, Lithuanian Chamber of Architects, NGO "Architecture Fund”, Vilnius Academy of Arts (Department of Restoration), Kuršių Nerija (Curonian Spit) National Park, Cultural Heritage Center under the Department of Cultural Heritage (Urban Areas Subdivision).
The project is co-funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Contact person:
Ms Rugilė Puodžiūnienė (Balkaitė)
tel.: +37061832758