Saint Petersburg, City, Text

During the period from Oct. 15 to Oct. 25, 2018, all the SAS first-year students are taking part in an educational internship in Saint Petersburg.

“The City As a Text” is a special educational course wrapping up the first module in SAS. The aim of the course is to learn how to apply skills acquired during the course “Writing, Thinking, Analysis, Interpretation” to a multidisciplinary object – a Russian city with its unique culture, history, economy and social structure, to enrich students’ knowledge with practical experience gained through field studies and teamwork practices.

The daily educational program during this internship consists of three parts. In the morning, there are lectures given by professors, researchers and experts in urban and spatial development. Then, based on lecture materials and tasks students conduct field studies in various city locations working in small teams. Afterwards, there is work in groups and a plenary session where they present results of their studies. The curators of the group work are SAS second-year students who completed this course last year.

To keep track of how the course is going you can subscribe to the School’s Instagram profile @sas_utmn and follow the hashtags #SAS_Spb2018, #SAS_tmn, #SAS_utmn.




LECTURERS

* National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
** Saint Petersburg University
*** University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

PROGRAM 2018
  • October 15 (Monday)

    9.00–10.40 — Introduction to the course «The City As a Text». Ekaterina Selikhovkina (SAS)
    11.00–15.00 — Tour around Saint Petersburg. Evgeny Khvalkov (NRU HSE), Ekaterina Kalemeneva (NRU HSE)
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 16 (Tuesday)

    9.00–10.40 — Saint Petersburg as a power center: political history of the city. Alexandr Reznik (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 17 (Wednesday)

    9.00–10.20 — “Petersburg’s text” of the Russian literature: Pushkin, Gogol. Elena Grigoryeva (SPBU)
    10-30–11.50 — Fiction: humans and ghosts in the streets of Saint Petersburg. Dmitry Kalugin (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 18 (Thursday)

    9.00–10.20 — The images of Saint Petersburg in the poetry of the 20th century. Denis Akhapkin (SPBU)
    10-30–11.50 — What, how and for whom: social history of the visual art in the latter half of the 20th century. Margarita Kulyova (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 19 (Friday)

    9.00–10.40 — Architecture and landscapes of the monarchs’ countryside residences in Saint Petersburg: the authorities’ message and the interpretation of images. Alexey Kraykovsky (NRU HSE)
    11.50–18.20 — Field studies (special task)

  • October 20 (Saturday)

    9.00–10.40 — Saint Petersburg museum collections: rarities, art and empire. Erika Wolf (SAS)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 21 (Sunday)

    9.00–10.40 — Saint Petersburg — a fulfilled dream of Peter the Great (ideas, personalities, architecture). Evgeny Anisimov (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies (special task)

  • October 22 (Monday)

    9.00–10.40 — Sociology of the city: Saint Petersburg youth communities. Elena Omelchenko (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 23 (Tuesday)

    9.00–10.40 — Universities-Business-City on the way to build an ecosystem for talent acquisition. Anna Fedyunina (NRU HSE)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 24 (Wednesday)

    9.00–10.40 — Smart city. New technologies today and tomorrow. Vyacheslav Nesterov (NRU HSE), Technology Scenarios. Innokenty Andreyev (ITMO)
    11.50–15.20 — Field studies
    15.20–18.00 — Group work
    18.10–23.00 — Plenary session

  • October 25 (Thursday)

    9.00–10.30 — The City As a Text: Saint Petersburg. Andrey Shcherbenok (SAS)
    11.00–15.00 — Group work
    15.20–21.10 — Plenary session