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Are there examples of new, networked “aesthetics of dissent” that have been effectively deployed in glocal circumstances? What are models worth working toward? How might the concept of “the protest city” engender new practices and outlooks for urban democratic engagement? Addressing topics of the communication sphere, the future of urbanism, urban spaces and coproduction, critical preservation, and participatory design, the workshop aims to widen theoretical and practical knowledge of public participation with new ideas about how the use of technology and aesthetics can be incorporated into the building of civic space. Participants include Sasha Costanza-Chock, Jodi Dean, Ed Carroll & Vita Gelūnienė, Ilona Jurkonytė, Doina Petrescu, Marina Teresa Otero Verzier, and others. Moderated by Viktorija Rusinaitė.
The seminar will take place at the Centre for Civil Education in Vilnius from 10AM to 3PM October 1, 2016. All participants must apply on-line, completing the application form. Deadline to submit applications is September 10, 2016. Selected participants will be notified by September 14. Organisers will cover accommodation and transportation expense (bus tickets) for selected participants from Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw.
The seminar is organised by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Jutempus Interdisciplinary Art Program, research platform Balticada (Lithuania) and The Centre for Civil Education at the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, with participation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Art, Culture and Technology (USA).