The summer of EAP

In the forthcoming months, Castrum Peregrini will be involved in the organization and production of three different courses in Amsterdam, Bucharest and Marseille. These seminars are part of an ongoing project regarding diverse open educational programs which revolve around creative participatory practices. This is an initiative built by the European Academy of Participation (EAP) – an organization conformed by Castrum Peregrini and 9 other partners from different parts of Europe.


The course in Bucharest will be held in the National University of Arts Bucharest and in ARCUB – The Centre for Culture of the Bucharest Town Hall from the 11th to the 25th of May. Through a series of reflective site visits, the course will address topics such as heritage, participation and the construction of identity. Sociologists, architects, artists, art historians and political activists will be invited to share their practices and reflections on the democratization of heritage, the openness of institutions and their role in process of identity construction.


The Amsterdam course will take place from the 2nd to the 10th of June at Castrum Peregrini. On this occasion, the course will focus on peer-learning and horizontal knowledge exchange, providing a safe environment where the distinctions between teacher and students are erased. Castrum Peregrini will work as a pressure cooker where the participants from different disciplines will live, exchange, debate, cook and share ideas for a week.


Finally, the course in Marseille will be from the 2nd  to the 13th of July 2018, organized in collaboration with the University of Aix-Marseille. This course will focus on the fields of fine art, theatre and literature and especially on social engaged art framed within the logic of cultural mediation, administration and public space discourse. As a port city, Marseille is culturally rich and with a problematic history regarding immigration and colonialism. It is in this environment that the participants will have the opportunity to visit, explore and reflect using participatory methods.  


Living As Form EAP conference, Amsterdam 26-27 October 2017, photo by Maarten Nauw 


If you want any further information regarding the courses, the EAP or Castrum Peregrini, contact