Summer School — 2021

(01) The theme of the school

The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) opens its doors over again for the 9th and 10th-grade students as the Endless Futures and Human Limitations summer school is finally back to the offline reality from June 28 to July 2, 2021.

Julie Reshe, a philosopher, blogger, and professor at the School of Advanced Studies, is the creative director of summer school ’21. Under her guidance, SAS will turn into a Monster Laboratory for one week.

Monsters are weird, they surprise and amaze you. They are more like mutants, aliens, cyborgs or pokemon rather than ordinary people.

Philosopher Antonio Negri defines monsters as those who, while belonging to the established order that generated them, radically differ from it. Monsters are characterized by a terrifying excess of creative powers. Society is trying to domesticate monsters, make them suitable for living in the existing community with its well-established attitudes and practices. But it is precisely the “abnormality” of monsters that points toward an alternative that would allow us to break out of the established order, beyond which the real future begins.

The mission of the summer school is to create a safe space for monstrosity, where for a week we will shape, accelerate and implement alternative futures.

What new quirky and wonderful ideas can these “monsters” generate when brought together? Will they be able to come up with a future world in which each of them will find a place? Will it be a world of environmental and technological utopia, horizontal network communities, freedom and empathy? Or will they be able to invent something really radically new?

(02) What will happen?

As part of an experiment during a week-long Monsters School, participants will work with professors from different countries who have graduated from the best universities in the world and are now employed at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). The Monsters School is a chance for students to try out world-class higher academic education and to take their English skills to the next level. Please note that you need at least an intermediate level, because the majority of school events are conducted in English.

The educational formats of the summer school will include seminars, workshops, project work, discussions on the same topic approached from different perspectives in different disciplines and practices, film screenings, games, etc.

Seminars will include:

(03) The preliminary program

June 28, 2021 (Monday)

Registration, accommodation of nonresident participants

14:00–15:00 Lunch

15:00–16:30 Opening ceremony

16:30–17:00 Coffee break

17:00–19:00 Quest on acquaintance and self-determination

19:00–20:00 Dinner

20:00–21:30 Monster Party

June 29, 2021 (Tuesday)

9:00–10:00 Breakfast

10:00–10:50 Morning discussion

11:00–12:30 Seminars with professors

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–15:00 Arts & Crafts

15:00–16:30 Game-experiment Monster Lab

16:30–17:00 Coffee break

17:00–19:00 Workshops from SAS students

19:00–20:00 Dinner

20:00–21:30 Film Screening

June 30, 2021 (Wednesday)

9:00–10:00 Breakfast

10:00–10:50 Morning discussion

11:00–12:30 Seminars with professors

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–16:30 City as a text: Tyumen

16:30–17:00 Coffee break

17:00–19:00 Workshops from SAS students

19:00–20:00 Dinner

20:00–21:30 Presentation of mini-projects “City as a text”

July 1, 2021 (Thursday)

9:00–10:00 Breakfast

10:00–10:50 Morning discussion

11:00–12:30 Seminars with professors

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–15:00 Arts & Crafts

15:00–16:30 Project work

16:30–17:00 Coffee break

17:00–19:00 Workshops from SAS students

19:00–20:00 Dinner

20:00–21:30 Film Screening

July 2, 2021 (Friday)

9:00–10:00 Breakfast

10:00–12:30 Presentations of the final projects

12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–15:30 Presentations of the final projects

16:30–17:00 Coffee break

15:30–17:00 Closing ceremony

19:00–20:00 Dinner

Departure of nonresident participants

(04) How to apply

The school welcomes high school students graduating either from 9th or 10th grade in 2021.

In order to apply, please send your application to sas-summerschool@utmn.ru by May 3, 23:59 (Tyumen time).

The application should include:

  • Your brief CV stating your full name (including patronymic) in Russian and your family and first name in English, as well as your birth date, your grade and school’s number, city, email, phone number and achievements;
  • A 90-second video in English on one of the following topics:

    • What made you the way you are?
    • or

    • How do you fit or do not fit in the city you live in?

Summer School is free for all students. Meals and accommodation for all out-of-state students are also provided by The University of Tyumen.

Additionally, participation in the summer school gives you an opportunity to get additional Unified State Exam points for admission to SAS.

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