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INURA meetings are consisting of two parts: conference in a city and retreat outside the city. The conference is a share between discussions on the conference theme and getting to know urban developments of Tallinn. The retreat aims to elaborate further on the INURA project by allowing space for discussing topics raised by participants, recent issues of urban activism in different cities and finding possibilities for new common projects. It is also an opportunity to enjoy the natural amenities of the Retreat location and bonfire(s) of the major national holiday – Midsummer’s Eve.

Check the googlemap with all the important locations:

I day – Sunday 17th of June
until 18:30 arrival at the Hostel (Uus 26)
18:30 walk from the OldHouse hostel to EKKM
18.30 – 19.30 meetup and registration at EKKM for international participants (Põhja pst 35)
19.30 – 20.30 Welcoming words (INURA Tallinn team). Introduction to the context: Estonia, Northern and Eastern Europe and critical urbanism – Jussi S. Jauhiainen (University of Turku, Finland and University of Tartu, Estonia) (45min)
20.30 Drinks and snacks and walk at the seaside area (until around 23.00)
II day – Monday 18th of June
Venue: Tallinn University; Uus-Sadama 5, Mare Building, Room M134

9.00 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 11.40 Session “Introduction and background to the active urbanism”

10.00 – 10.15 Intro of the conference theme and aims of the meeting (by Tauri Tuvikene, INURA Tallinn team)
10.15 – 10.25 Introduction of INURA (by Richard Wolff, INURA Common Office)
10.25 – 11.40 Keynote talk: Margit Mayer (Free University Berlin) “Urban Activism Today” followed by discussion
Moderator: Michael Edwards (UCL Bartlett, INURA)

The text file of the talk (.pdf): Mayer2012_Tallinn talk_Urban-activism-today_fin

11.40 – 12.10 Coffee break
12.10 – 13.40 Session “Radical urban activism in the Northern and Eastern Europe?”

12.10 – 12.50Alan Prohm (Sans Academy) – “Spark Seeks Fire – a Hunt for Solidarities in Helsinki”
12.50 – 13.10 Marcus Finbom ( – “ – from “Parasites” to Publishers. A History of Organising a Fare Strike among Stockholm’s Commuters.”
13.10- 13.40 Kacper Pobłocki  (Poznan University, Poland) “The Politics of Scale and Right to the City Movements in Poland”
Moderator: Libby Porter (University of Glasgow)

13.40 – 14.40 Lunch
14.40 – 16.20 Session “Urban activism in Estonia and the Baltics”

14.40 – 15.00Jonas Büchel  (Urban Institute, Riga) “Baltic Urbanism on the Way to its Own Profile.
INURA_meeting_2012_Monday_08_Jonas_Buechel_with_intro_Andres_Kurg.mp315.00 – 15.20 Teele Pehk (Linnalabor, Estonia) “Neutral agent, critical expert, equal partner, feared experimenter – these are a few of Linnalabor’s favorite roles”
15.20 – 15.40 Madle Lippus (Uus Maailm, Estonia) “Neighbourhood Movements Shaping Urban Space in Tallinn”
15.40 – 16.20 Discussion
Moderator: Andres Kurg (Estonian Academy of Arts)

16.20 – 18.00 Coffee break (with a surprise) – we move out from Tallinn University building
18.00 – 19.30  Panel I: Experiences of urban activism: current state and possibilities
Location: Uus 19
Panelists: Margit Mayer, Alan Prohm, Michael Edwards, Joanna Erbel, Teele Pehk, Tauri Tuvikene
Moderator: Panu Lehtovuori
III day – Tuesday 19th of June
Venue: Tallinn city space
9.00/10.00 – 18.00 Parallel workshops around the city:

  1. Opening Tallinn seaside
  2. Neighbourhood movements in gentrifying/-ied areas
  3. Creative workspaces
  4. Urban gardening
  5. Modernistic housing estates/Pelguranna-Mustamäe-Õismäe
  6. Pirita and Lasnamäe – equality in the politics of the city
  7. Transportation excursion
  8. Urban activism workshop out and about town

20.00 – 22:00 Movie evening (Püssirohukelder, Uus 37)
22.00 evening continues at Hoov
IV day – Wednesday 20th of June
Venue: Tallinn University; Uus-Sadama 5, Mare Building, Room M134

10.00 – 13.00 Session of presentations: experiences of urban activism (activists’ presentations) – 15 min each
Marvi Maggio (Italy) “Social Urban movements in Florence. So far, so close”
Myfanwy Taylor (UK) “The Brixton Pound: from present possibilities to future transformations”
Joanna Erbel (Poland) “From citizen disobedience to change of legal procedures. Strategies of Warsaw urban activists”
Jürgen Rendl (Austria/Slovakia) “Stadlnova – A fictive suburb as space of the possible”
Flo Kasearu (Estonia) “Freedom”
Mark Saunders (UK) “Spectacle: documentation, agitation, participation”
12.15 – 13.00 Discussion with all the presenters
Moderator: Tauri Tuvikene

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30 Barcamp / Unconference for topics proposed by participants. Parallel sessions in various rooms at the university building
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 – 17.25 about INURA 2013 in Portugal (Juliana Luiz)
17.25 – 18.40 Panel II: Reflecting on previous discussions
Panellists: Jenny Robinson, Roger Keil, Tauri Tuvikene
Moderator: Richard Wolff
20.00 Conference dinner (at F-Hoone, Telliskivi 60a)

From Thursday 21st of June to Sunday 24th of June – Retreat
Venue: Kloogaranna

Draft-Retreat-Programme_12-6-2012 – provided by the Retreat Team