About the Programme
The (Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a Spring School from May 6 to 12, 2019. The Spring School is structured around three overlapping workshops, each approaching Narva from a different angle and on a different temporal scale.
- In the Field Study Workshop lead by Polina Medvedeva, participants will listen and interact with the city and its inhabitants to document small stories and local knowledge about the informal economies and non-conformist communal structures of Narva.
- In the metaNAR – Narration for Digital Society Workshop lead by Damiano Cerrone, participants will use digital means to explore the metamorphology of Narva, processing the digital footprints and mapping the collective landscape of the city.
- In the Theory, History, Poetry Workshop lead by Aiwen Yin, participants will walk through history in poetry, eat theory on history, and write poetry on theory, by wandering, listening, reading, ruminating, conversing and writing together in the city.
Since each of these workshops lasts for five days, participants can take part in only one. We can take five participants for each workshop (15 people in total). The Spring School participation fee of 50€ covers one workshop, three vegan meals per day, and accommodations at the residency. The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Applicants will be informed about the selection by the April 5.
(Re)configuring Territories is an interdisciplinary research program for emerging architects, artists, designers, programmers and urban planners. The program takes place at the Narva Art Residency, in Narva, eastern Estonia.
(Re)configuring Territories aims to produce knowledge about interdependent social, political, geographical and technological processes in the context of Narva and reflect on postcolonial questions on the fringes of the European Union. How can Narva be seen as an example of a post-industrial city? Is Narva a post-national borderland?
Reconfiguring Territories is organized jointly by the Finnish Institute in Estonia, Narva Art Residency, Narva Urban Lab and Trojan Horse.