How can we create cities that are inclusive – especially for those who are excluded from public services or even excluded from a city (and a country)? The seminar "Solidarity Cities" aims to explore the interrelations between urban spaces, migration and political and activist strategies for an inclusive and humanitarian city. Conceived as a cooperation between the MFA program of "Public Art and New Artistic Strategies" and the Bachelor of "Urbanistik", it prepares students to better understand urban politics within the EU's migration regime from a social science perspective. Additionally, it engages students in the critical reflection and artistic production around the subject of solidarity cities. Students are free to join an interdisciplinary group focussing on a theoretical or an artistic approach. "Solidarity Cities" tackles questions of national and transnational migration regimes and cities' agencies as well as intermunicipal networks of social movements and political actors. There is the chance to discuss the topic with international examples as well as within the local context of Thuringia. The seminar is embedded in the so called "Urban Thinkers Campus". This includes a conference in cooperation with the UN Habitat and the Thuringia State Ministry of Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection that will take place in December 2019. The students will get the opportunity to participate at the conference with a theoretical or artistic project.
The seminar consists of three parts:
x Input sessions in October
x Mentored group work in November
x "Urban Thinkers Campus" Conference in December
Students are requested to produce a theoretical or artistic output for the conference. Eventually, there is the opportunity to exhibit the works at the Bauhaus Museum. The seminar will be taught in English or German (according to the students' needs there is the possibility to split up into groups).
Richtet sich an: 7. Semester Urbanistik (B.Sc.). Who else is interested can send a motivation letter to: Brigitte.firstname.lastname@example.org