Copenhagen, Denmark

Cultural Production and Urban Space

blended course
when 26 July 2021 - 7 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 3

This summer school puts cultural production and event-making in urban space under the analytical scrutiny of critical urban theory. The summer school aims to enable students to examine and assess the role of the cultural industry, broadly speaking, within existing political paradigms of urban development such as “creative cities”, “liveability” and “the experience economy” of cities.

Through theoretical perspectives and urban ethnographic methods, students will learn to analyse the symbolic, emotional and socioeconomic dimensions of cultural production in urban space through fieldwork and workshops organised in collaboration with our partners, including the electronic music and event organisation Strøm.

The summer school thus provides students with an opportunity to engage critically with experienced cultural producers operating in urban space and learn about the different problems, potentials and considerations connected to urban cultural production. The summer school is centred on a case-based learning approach and through workshops, lectures and field trips, the students will be immersed in theoretical perspectives as well as public debate, learn from practitioners, and gain experience in analysing urban cultural production through case studies and fieldwork.

NOTE! Until further notice, the summer school will be held physically in Copenhagen but if needed, the summer school can be rearranged as a partly or fully online course to accommodate existing covid-19 guidelines at the time. A rearrangement to an online format can affect the content of the summer school.

Course leader

Vera Skvirskaja

Target group

MA-level and BA-level students of all disciplines and nationalities are encouraged to apply. The course is offered through the Global Urban Studies Electives and is open to all BA and MA-level students who will be awarded 7.5 ECTS upon passing the exam.

Credits info

7.5 EC

Fee info

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