Cancelled TORS, Urban Culture in Theory and Action (Summer School) (S23)

Course content

An international summer school (BA and MA-levels) at University of Copenhagen. Deadline for applications: 1st of April 2023.

During this summer school in the heart of Copenhagen, students from across the world get an opportunity to move from analysing problems in urban societies to creating possible solutions and identifying potentials in urban space by formulating and planning research-based projects.

Organized in collaboration with the electronic music and event organization Strøm and other partners in Copenhagen, the summer school combines academic theory with the experiences and know-how of seasoned practitioners to help the students formulate, plan and execute cultural or social projects in urban space. The aim of the course is thus to give students the tools for translating their academic skills and knowledge into concrete projects for change in cities.

During the summer school, students immerse in theories of urban culture, the social production of space and cultural interventions in urban space. Students will be trained in identifying and discussing problems and potentials relating to culture and urban societies; formulating research-based projects for implementation; and applying knowledge about social entrepreneurship and innovation processes.

The summer school is organized around case-based learning by focusing on a specific site in Copenhagen as a laboratory for exploration. The teaching is underpinned by a do-it-yourself philosophy and a cross-cultural perspective on urban development. Through lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and field trips, students in groups will engage with a range of actors, including cultural practitioners, activists, social entrepreneurs, municipal authorities and private businesses, as well as with urban theorists.


Students from any discipline interested in urban studies from Humanities-anchored and interdisciplinary approaches.

Learning outcome

Programme curriculum The Bachelor’s elective study in Global Urban Studies 2019

Urban Culture in Theory and Action (Activity code: HTÆB10221E)

Programme curriculum The Master’s elective study in Global Urban Studies 2019

Urban Culture in Theory and Action (Activity code: HTÆK13001E)

The program consists of lectures and talks by scholars of standing; seminars and group tutorials run by the summer school team; and numerous workshops, field trips and fieldwork assignments outside the university, organized by external partners including the Strøm Festival

A text corpus will be specified for accepted students by May. It is expected that students read all the required text material before the summer school.

For information on enrollment, please see:

Continuous feedback during the course
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Short courses / Summer school

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 80
  • Preparation
  • 262,5
  • Excursions
  • 70
  • English
  • 412,5


Course number
Programme level
Bachelor choice
Full Degree Master choice
12 days in July/August
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Freja Bjørkmann Adsersen   (6-7e7b753c343d446c7971326f7932686f)

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Saved on the 11-11-2022

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