LCCA's International Summer School Postsocialist Ecologies 

Where: Valmiera, Latvia

When: August 12 – 17, 2022 

How can revisiting the past help to understand and work with contemporary political and environmental crises? The Summer School programme addresses ecological issues through the lens of the Baltic region’s present and recent heritage, linking them to global processes and the context of decolonisation in the post-Socialist realm. The event seeks to develop ideas and practices for alternative ecologies, asking how they can develop new approaches to post-Socialists environments and communities.

The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Summer School is organised in collaboration with Municipality of Valmiera, Art Academy of Latvia, the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Kumu Art Museum (Tallinn). Its programme – seminars, workshops and creative sessions – focuses on the most relevant contexts of contemporary culture and ecologies through critical and posthumanist perspectives, exploring the relations between the non-human and human in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

Speakers holding workshops and lectures are artists and researchers Egle Rindzeviciute, Diana Lelonek, Linda Boļšakova, Quinsy Gario, John Grzinic (tbc) et al.

The curators of the Summer School program are Ieva Astahovska and Linda Kaljundi.

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