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T4EU Week in Kaunas

20–25 March 2023 | Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

  • course for: students
  • form of the event: course
  • registration: forms.office.com
  • application deadline: February 5, 2023
  • ECTS: 6


Transform4Europe invites you to participate in the T4EU Week on March 20th-25th held by Vytautas Magnus University.

This year our focus is on the ‘Critical Heritage’ course, which will rally on dealing with the difficult legacies of modernity and the Cold War. Participants will have an opportunity to be introduced to topics on military and industrial heritage, which nowadays pose matchless challenges technologically, socially, and environmentally.

The lectures will present in-depth theoretical analysis and case studies on topics such as nationalism, colonialism, and heritage. During a five-day course, activities will include visits to heritage sites, museums, urban and architectural walks, military and industrial sites, as well as film screenings and discussions. Participants will take part in individual and group activities and will have to prepare a final project afterwards.

From an academic point of view, the heritage field will be explored in a critical and transdisciplinary context, focusing on local, national, and global aspects. Thus, you will have the chance to discuss the diversity of engagements with the past as well as social and environmental sustainability.

The ‘Critical Heritage’ course will provide students with the best practice to develop the skills necessary to define heritage issues and articulate a personal understanding by developing a case study on a selected locality, community, and issue.

Focusing on emerging trends in the heritage field, the course will discuss heritage as a modern concept and its transformations as a policy and a cultural practice both shaped by and shaping political, economic, social, and environmental realities.

All participants who will complete the course will be issued with certificates and transcripts of records for 6 ECTS, which will be recognized by the entire T4EU alliance.

Note that travel and accommodation expenses will be funded by the T4EU initiative. So please contact the T4EU office at your home university.

Without further ado, we invite you to register for the “Critical Heritage” mobility week and experience everything for yourself!

Application deadline is February 5th.

If you have any questions, we are at your disposal: Transform4Europe@vdu.lt

For more information:  https://www.vdu.lt/en/open-call-to-register-for-critical-heritage-course/


Monday, March 20 

  • Arrival
  • Welcoming event
  • Introduction lecture on Critical Heritage
  • Cultural activity

Tuesday, March 2

  • The Architecture of Collective Farms
  • Nuclear Heritage
  • Cultural activity

Wednesday, March 22

  • Kaunas Modernism and UNESCO
  • Critical memory in arts
  • Cultural activities

Thursday, March 23

  • Urban anthropology
  • Workshop
  • Cultural activities

Friday, March 24

  • Revisiting the past of the place’ (Presentation of KEKS 2022 projects on multicultural memory)
  • Cultural activities

Saturday, March 25

  • Departure