Cultures of Shrinking – Visaginas

An International Workshop on Post-Industrial cities in the Baltics

Date: February 25.-26.

Organization: Laboratory for Critical Urbanism, European Humanities University

Partner: Estonian Art Academy Tallinn, Herder Institute, Marburg, Lithuanian social research centre, Archfondas.lt & EHU Center for German Studies

In the framework of this workshop we explore existing research on cultures of shrinking in post-industrial towns, with particular reference to the case of Visaginas. We wish to discuss how a variety of understandings of culture are and can be employed in the discussions of the future of Visaginas, as a specific example of the wider phenomenon of shrinking urban settlements in the context of the Baltic States.

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