Kőszeg, Hungary

Management of Social Transformation (UNESCO MOST) Winter School

when 11 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 100

The main aim of the Winter School is to introduce the results of a large-scale research project on the preservation of cultural heritage implemented by the Institute of Advanced Study Kőszeg (IASK) in Hungary. The Creative City – Sustainable Region project, acronym: KRAFT, explores the possibility of exploiting the intercultural heritage of historic towns for better longer term economic, political, and social conditions. Most of the case studies are from Western Hungary, Macedonia and Slovakia. New perspectives and new methodologies aimed at measuring creativity and sustainability potential will be introduced in differing geographic, ethnic, social and economic conditions. This includes the application of the KRAFT-INDEX and the Talking Houses Initiative. The latter is an innovative approach to sustainable cultural heritage by retelling local histories. Presentations and workshops will also analyze West European and US experiences in the field. Special attention will be paid to the Kőszeg-Manhattan Project, a unique form of cooperation between students and professors from the City University of New York and their Kőszeg counterparts.

Target group

Target groups include practitioners and advanced students and researchers.

Fee info

EUR 100: The fee includes school materials, lunches and dinners during the program. Travel and accommodation should be covered by participants or their sending institutions. Organizers will assist with visa applications, where necessary.