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 program

June 28, 2021 (Monday)

09:00-10:00 — Registration

Venue: First Floor

10:00–11:00 — Opening Ceremony

Participants:

(1) Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

(2) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director)

(3) Daniel Kontowski (SAS Associate Director for Education)

(4) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

(5) Ahmed Elghandour (Summer School Organizer)

Venue: 501

11:00–11:30 — Coffee Break

Venue: First Floor

11:30–12:30 — Introduction to SAS

Participants:

(1) Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

(2) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director)

(3) SAS Students

Venue: 501

12:30–13:30 — Lunch

Venue: First Floor

13:30–14:30 — Group Work

Participants:

(1) Ahmed Elghandour (Summer School Organizer)

(2) SAS Students Curators

Venue: 203, 204, 207, 208, 216, 211, 213, 307, 310, 501

14:30–15:00 — Afternoon Snack

Venue: First Floor

15:00-16:45 — Quest

Participants:

SAS Volunteers

Venue: 203, 204, 213, 310, 407

17:00-18:30 – Student Workshops

Venue: 203, 208, 211, 213, 307, 310

18:40 - 19:40 – Dinner

Venue: First Floor

June 29, 2021 (Tuesday)

09:30–10:00 — Warm Up

Venue: 501

10:00-11:15 – (R)evolutionary Monstrosity

Lecturer: Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Venue: 501

11:15–11:45 — Coffee Break

Venue: First Floor

12:00–13:00 — First Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Peter Lesnik, Who Is the Monster? Cinematic Monsters and Social Monstrosities, Room 211

(2) Daniel Kontowski, Higher Education Today, Room 213

(3) Anastasia Rusakova, The Unified State Exam: Myths and Monsters, Room 307

(4) Marko Turk, Is My Professor a Monster? Room 310

(5) Peter Jones (online), Monsters in the Inferno: A Medieval Guide, Room 501

13:00–14:00 — Lunch

Venue: First Floor

14:00–15:00 — Second Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Peter Lesnik, Who Is the Monster? Cinematic Monsters and Social Monstrosities, Room 211

(2) Daniel Kontowski, Higher Education Today, Room 213

(3) Anastasia Rusakova, The Unified State Exam: Myths and Monsters, Room 307

(4) Marko Turk, Is My Professor a Monster? Room 310

(5) Peter Jones (online), Monsters in the Inferno: A Medieval Guide, Room 501

15:15–16:45 — Arts & Crafts

Participants:

(1) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

(2) SAS Volunteers

Venue: 203, 204, 208, 211, 213, 216, 307, 310

16:45-17:00 – Afternoon Snack

Venue: First Floor

17:00-17:30 – Set-up Session for Group Work

Participants:

(1) Ahmed Elghandour (Summer School Organizer)

(2) SAS Students Curators

Venue: 501

17:40-19:10 – Group Work + Monster Box

Venue: 203, 204, 207, 208, 216, 211, 213, 307, 310, 501 + 212 (MB)

19:15-20:00 – Dinner

Venue: First Floor

20:10-21:40 – Monster Party

Participants:

(1) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

(2) SAS Volunteers

Venue: First Floor

June 30, 2021 (Wednesday)

09:30–10:00 — Warm Up

Venue: 501

10:00-11:00 – Panel Discussion: Education and Emancipation

Moderator: Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Participants:

(1) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director),

(2) Daniel Kontowski (SAS Associate Director for Education)

Venue: 501

11:15–11:45 — Coffee Break

Venue: First Floor

12:00–13:00 — First Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Louis Vervoort, Breaking the Free Will Illusion, Room 211

(2) Ayla Arslan, Neuroscience of Happiness, Room 307

(3) Corinne Doria, Freaks, Monsters, Miracles of Nature, Room 310

(4) Siyaves Azeri (online), The Specter of Capital: Zombies, Vampires, and Machines, Room 501

13:00–14:00 — Lunch

Venue: First Floor

14:00–15:00 — Second Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Louis Vervoort, Breaking the Free Will Illusion, Room 211

(2) Ayla Arslan, Neuroscience of Happiness, Room 307

(3) Corinne Doria, Freaks, Monsters, Miracles of Nature, Room 310

(4) Siyaves Azeri (online), The Specter of Capital: Zombies, Vampires, and Machines, Room 501

15:15-16:15 – Tyumen: Lonely Souls

Lecturer: David Dusseault (SAS Professor)

Venue: 501

16:15-16:25 – Afternoon Snack (Take Away)

Venue: First Floor

16:25-18:00 – The Tyumen Walk

Venue: Tyumen

18:00-19:30 – Group Work + Monster Box

Venue: 203, 204, 207, 208, 216, 211, 213, 307, 310, 501 + 212 (MB)

19:35-20:00 – Dinner

Venue: First Floor

20:10-21:40 – Film Screening: The Limits of Sci-Fi Imagination

Lecturer: Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

Venue: 501

July 1, 2021 (Thursday)

09:30–10:00 — Warm Up

Venue: 501

10:00–11:00 — Panel Discussion: Unnaturally Human

Moderator: Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Participants:

(1) Corinne Doria (SAS Professor, History of Medicine, Science, and Technology),

(2) Giacomo Andreoletti (SAS Professor, Philosophy)

Venue: 501

11:15-11:45 – Coffee Break

Venue: First Floor

12:00-13:00 – First Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Tomasz Blusiewicz, The Unsolved Mysteries of World War II, Room 211

(2) Erika Wolf, Dada Cyborgs, Room 307

(3) Giacomo Andreoletti, This Computer Can Predict What You'll Choose - A Paradox, Room 310

(4) Jay Silverstein (online), The Utopian Ideal of the Zombie Apocalypse, Room 501

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

Venue: First Floor

14:00-15:00 – Second Round of Seminars with SAS Professors

(1) Tomasz Blusiewicz, The Unsolved Mysteries of World War II, Room 211

(2) Erika Wolf, Dada Cyborgs, Room 307

(3) Giacomo Andreoletti, This Computer Can Predict What You'll Choose - A Paradox, Room 310

(4) Jay Silverstein (online), The Utopian Ideal of the Zombie Apocalypse, Room 501

15:15-16:45 – Arts & Crafts: Shadow Theatre

Participants:

(1) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

(2) SAS Volunteers

Venue: 203, 204, 208, 211, 213, 216, 307, 310

16:45-17:00 – Afternoon Snack

Venue: First Floor

17:00-19:10 – Group Work + Monster Box

Venue: 203, 204, 207, 208, 216, 211, 213, 307, 310, 501 + 212 (MB)

19:15-20:00 – Dinner

Venue: First Floor

20:10-21:40 –The Art of Performance

Venue: 501, 208, 303

July 2, 2021 (Friday)

09:30–10:00 — Warm Up

Venue: 501

10:00-12:30 – Presentation of the Final Projects

Board Members:

(1) Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

(2) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director)

(3) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Venue: 501

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

Venue: First Floor

13:30-15:30 – Presentation of the Final Projects

Board Members:

(1) Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

(2) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director)

(3) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Venue: 501

15:30-16:00 – Afternoon Snack

Venue: First Floor

16:15-17:15 – Closing Сeremony

Participants:

(1) Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS Director)

(2) Anastasia Rusakova (SAS Associate Director)

(3) Julie Reshe (SAS Summer School Creative Director, Professor)

Venue: 501

17:30-18:30 – Dinner

Venue: First Floor

July 3, 2021 (Saturday)

Before 12:00 — Check-out Hotel "Arena" (22/1 Kommuny St.)

(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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