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    OpenLAB.brussels Summer School

    Monday, 13 September, 2021 - 12:00 to Friday, 17 September, 2021 - 12:00
    Summer school

    In order to prepare our cities for a long-term post-pandemic recovery, new ways of working, living and learning are to be developed. This summer school aims to explore the potential of in-between spaces/places in this regard. Hybrid spaces, spaces in transition, boundary zones, places that are not (yet) defined, are in a state of becoming, yet to be built… will serve as the main topic and context of encounter throughout our one-week workshops-series. Participants will be involved in field trips, discussions, key-note lectures, co-creation ateliers and will explore the potential of in-between spaces as caring, inclusive and transformative places allowing engaged citizens and professionals to cope with pressing urban challenges in a collaborative manner.

    The summer school will offer an experimental playground where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city- making. The USquare-site (Etterbeek) serves as our home base. Participants will explore needs and challenges, produce scenarios and tools for working towards desirable urban futures, in and beyond the Brussels context.

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    The aim of the summer school is to explore research findings, theoretical frameworks, methodologies and practices focused on the role of third spaces in becoming spaces of engaged research and creative urban interventions. The summer school will look at the role played by academics, activists, civil society and policy makers in developing alternative spaces for urban participation.

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