CityLAB Summer School

The Urban Studies Institute annually organises an international and interdisciplinary summer school, which each time concentrates on a different theme. The aim is to develop a varied and integrated educational program for young students, scholars and professionals working in the broader field of urban studies or preoccupied with cities and urban societies in general.

CityLAB VIII Summer school: Sex, Gender and the City
29 June - 3 July 2020 > postponed to July 2021

What

How do we cross-fertilize contemporary urban studies with research in gender and sexuality studies as well as queer studies? Find out possibilities for interdisciplinary reconceptualization in this five-day summer school organized by the University of Antwerp’s Urban Studies Institute.

Where

Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Who

Graduate, postgraduate, and PhD students in urban studies, gender and sexuality studies, and queer studies with an interest in interdisciplinary and intersectional thinking.

Course description

How do the various branches of contemporary urban studies engage with theories and cases developed in gender and sexuality studies or queer studies? All of these fields are by definition multidisciplinary and continuously in search of ways to think across boundaries and reconceptualize both individual agency and the social realm. How might we apply theories of intersectionality to the context of urban identity formations? What happens to the study of urban demographics when identity markers of gender and sexuality interact not only with each other but with a variety of other social markers in a dynamic, open-ended manner? How do such complex and fluid identities interact with or depend upon material spaces?

This summer school is organized by the University of Antwerp’s Urban Studies Institute (USI) in collaboration with the Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network (A*). It investigates a wide range of critical questions about gendering, sexualizing, and queering urban studies by collecting them around six key terms: HISTORY, MATERIALITY, MIGRATION, SOCIALITY, RE/PRESENTATION, and INTERSECTIONALITY. The summer school combines presentations by a range of distinguished external speakers and local staff from USI and A* with discussion seminars and culturally oriented activities.

Partner

Urban Studies Institute (USI) in collaboration with the Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network

Credits

3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Registration fee

€300

Fee includes course material, social activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and farewell dinner. It does not include accommodation.

Scholarships

  • University of Antwerp (PhD) students are entitled to a refund of €150 after completion of the summer school.
  • Limited number of reduced fees of €50 available for refugees.

Application details

Online through Mobility Online

Application deadline

Will be published by December 2020.

Accessibility

University of Antwerp strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. For inquiries about the summer school activities and accessibility, please contact Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire (tine.vandenpoeldeclippeleire@uantwerpen.be).

More information

www.uantwerp.be/citylab