(Re)configuring Territories is a combination of three annual events: a week-long Spring School, a one-month Research Residency, and a Live Action Role Play weekend.
SPRING SCHOOL 2019
In the first year of the programme, the city of Narva was approached as an archive. What kind of conflicts and tensions can we find in the different material, informational and social sediments of the city? Whose stories are being told, written down and archived? Who are the main protagonists? Whose voices are not being heard in these stories?
The first instalment of the programme was a Spring School that took place from 6–12 May, 2019, and was structured around three overlapping workshops, each of which approached Narva from a different angle and on a different temporal scale.
In the Theory, History, Poetry Workshop led by Aiwen Yin, participants walked through history in poetry, ate theory on history, and wrote poetry on theory by wandering, listening, reading, ruminating, conversing and writing together in the city.
In the metaNAR – Narration for Digital Society Workshop led by Damiano Cerrone, participants used digital means to explore the metamorphology of Narva, process the digital footprint and map the collective landscape of the city.
In the Field Study Workshop led by Polina Medvedeva, participants interacted with the city and its inhabitants, documenting small stories and local knowledge about Narva’s informal economies and non-conformist communal structures.
Five participants took part in each of the three five-day workshops. The projects were presented as part of the Narva Urban Lab 2019 event.