RECOURSE this Wednesday!

We are delighted to invite you to this semester’s first RECOURSE seminar on the topic of the changing role of the state, civil society and international actors in urban planning. The presentation will be given by a wonderful guest speaker – University of Oslo PhD student Armine Bagiyan.

Event details:

– Date: April 10th (Wednesday),

– Time: 13:00,

– Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences UG, room B214 / online broadcast,

– Seminar topic: „What is Left to the State? Discussing the changing role of the state, civil society, and international actors in urban planning.”

The presentation looks at how power vacuum left after critical juncture events in urban planning were occupied by civil society and international donor organizations. Revolutions gave those actors agency to get involved in the transformation of public spaces in the capital cities of Armenia (Yerevan) and Ukraine (Kyiv). Through several case study examples in Yerevan and Kyiv, the presentation demonstrates how the state is no longer the main producer of space and how in some instances it can be isolated and neglected, being forced to merely formalize the reality created in public spaces by civil society and international organizations.

The online broadcast will be available at the link:

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The meeting is held in collaboration with the EUARENAS project (, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme (contract no. 959420). We look forward to your presence. see you there!