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Summer school: GREEN LINE: decentralisation, decoupling, degreening

CALL for PARTICIPATION
open until the 30th of June 2024.


The summer school take place in the period:
29 July - 4 August 2024
hypha_etc, Câmpu Cetății, Mures county

The Green Line Summer School is aimed at students interested in the video essay as a form of argumentation and communication on the one hand, and the green transition as a subject on the other. The school is open to students regardless of field of study and previous experience.

The main programme consists of a series of workshops in which students will learn the basics of audiovisual communication on the one hand and the video essay on the other, working on examples of the green transition. The workshops cover both pre-production stages (structuring research on a topic, planning an argument and narrative structure, theoretical foundations of multimodal communication) and production stages (developing data visualisation and editing skills).

In addition, the school offers lectures on the green transition and electrification, inviting participants to reflect on the future, on the possibilities and limitations of technology, as well as social justice in relation to these transformations.

The school space also offers ample opportunities for spontaneous or organized group discussions and activities, such as sports, hiking, film screenings, stargazing.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible, but this is not a mandatory requirement.

We expect students from both STEM and socio-humanities backgrounds, as well as high school seniors, to attend the school. There is no registration fee. We offer free accommodation in 4-6 bedded rooms, up to a maximum of 24 beds, plus free camping space. Travel expenses (train or bus) can be covered up to 130 RON.

Those wishing to participate are asked to send a letter of motivation by 30 June to telefonulfarafir2023@gmail.com.

PROGRAM:
29 iulie: Arrival
30iulie - 3august: Workshops and lectures
4 august: Roundtable discussion with participants

WORKSHOPS:

You and us and the electric future - theoretical research & visual exploration
Maria Martelli: writes and researches integrating queer-feminist and anti-speciesist theories. In the collective project „just wondering...” writes and co-produces short films and animated essays.

Infographics 101: Graphic Design & Storytelling Principles

Trainer: Diana Necsulescu. Illustrator and visual development artist with 10 years of experience in visual communication for books, animation, and branding.

Dataviz - between experience and experiment
Trainer: Alin Răuțoiu. Software developer; independent scholar of cultural production; freelance culture journalist, specialized on the software industry, video games and comics.

Representing the unrepresentable: the limits of the audiovisual medium and how we can circumvent them
Trainers: Ana Szel and Liri Chapelan

Ana Szel, filmmaker, curator, PhD student and assistant professor at UNATC, is writing a PhD on utilitarian film in socialist Romania. She has been working with archives since 2016, and is interested in marginal film practices, media archaeology and cinema as an interdisciplinary research field.

Liri Chapelan has graduated from the film directing and filmology departments at UNATC and is assistant professor, researcher, editor and archival technician. She is interested in the audiovisual medium as a sociological document.

Curators: Irina Dumitru, Alexandru Evanghelidis and Alin Răuțoiu

The project is organized by tranzit.ro/Cluj in partnership with hypha_etc, as well as Fundația 9 (Scena 9), National Institute of Materials Physics, Dezarticulat, Mindcraft Stories, TLTXT.

The main partner of tranzit.ro is ERSTE Stiftung.

This is a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. (AFCN) The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the results of the project can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.

The event is implemented at Câmpu Cetății, at hypha_etc. hypha_etc is an alternative space dedicated to educational programs, promoting scientific knowledge and critical reflection on culture, society, environment and civilization.
It is at the intersection of institutional collaborations and self-organised initiatives that share universal social values.

More information at:
attila.tordai@tranzit.org
szilagyi@tranzit.org

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