Open Call! The School of Civic Action at Roskilde Festival is a ten-day long summer school hosted by public works with Roskilde Festival, which explores ideas around temporary use and the making of the instant city.

Under the theme of ‘Temporary Commons’ we will continue to explore how Roskilde Festival encourages new ways of sharing, producing and governing our material and cultural resources. Over a 10-day period we will explore shared practices and concerns around the notion of temporary use and the growing commons movement set against the backdrop of Northern Europe’s largest annual music festival. We will explore the festival’s capacity to promote new forms of living and examine how temporality can be understood as a strength enabling us to gain new knowledges and methods to help us shape the way we live beyond the duration of the festival. What Utopias are on offer?

What's on offer?

We are offering 15 places for people to join us starting on 24 June and concluding on 3 July 2019. We will live at Roskilde festival where the summer school will run alongside the construction of the festival, culminating in the first three days of the festival before the music starts and the festival reaches its full capacity.

The invitation is open to all disciplines and backgrounds, professional or amateur. The Summer School is free of charge along with free tickets to the festival itself. In return we expect participants to be actively involved and become workshop hosts during the three days when the festival gets under way and opens its doors to the wider audience of festival goers. You will need to cover all your travel and food costs and provide your own camping equipment, insurances along with bike rental.

To apply please send no more than a 300-word proposal to public works laying out your specific interest in joining the Summer School, and if appropriate relevant samples of previous work (no more than 3 A4 pages), along with a short CV, 1 A4 sheet with key information about yourself.

How to apply

Please send your application to

Deadline for application is 22 May 2019
Applicants will be notified on 27 May 2019

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