Autumn School
Telavi (Georgia)

28 October – 3 November 2023
International Dialogue for Understanding and Cultural Exchange
about the project
NoBorderSpace provides a platform to discuss complex and relevant issues of history of the relationships, intercultural contacts, imperial and colonial legacies, memory and history politics, nationalism, and contemporary conflicts, as well as methods and perspectives for their peaceful transformation.

In 2024 the project will implement an online education program: a series of lectures and discussions on imperialism and nationalism, memory politics and historical politics, different anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial approaches; violence, armed conflicts, and the
ways of their peaceful transformation.

Two training schools for moderators/facilitators of dialogues and discussions will be held in Georgia in 2024.
The Goals of
the Autumn School

● Creating a space for an open exchange of opinions and ideas as well as forming a sustainable transnational and cross-border network of professionals ready to cooperate and work together on different contemporary topics.

● Developing ideas for creating various multimedia materials (articles, podcasts, photo projects, art projects, videos, etc.) to discuss complex and relevant issues of relations within and between societies. See e.g. materials created within other CISR Berlin projects here.

● Based on the results of work at the autumn school, the most interesting and relevant ideas will be supported within the framework of the project.
We aim to seamlessly combine different formats. Intensive dialogue and discussions, lectures and trainings are a chance to bring a different perspective to the key events of the past that affect interstate and intercultural relations in the present. The Autumn School participants, supported by experienced facilitators and experts, actively participate in shaping the agenda for the discussions and developing ideas for future multimedia materials. The autumn school also includes training sessions to develop skills for creating multimedia materials.
● Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia; as well as citizens of Belarus and Russia living/residing in third countries (South Caucasus, etc.).
● Social researchers and historians, journalists and bloggers, publicists and artists, photographers and documentary filmmakers, etc.
● No age limit
Terms of participation
  • Deadline for the Autumn School – 30 September 2023
  • The main working language is English
    If necessary, Russian may be a second working language (to be used depending on the situation and/or preferences of the participants themselves)
  • All costs during the event will be covered by the organizers
Registration form
Application forms are accepted until 30 September
(the form can also be filled in Russian)
(information will be sent to the address you provide)
English language level*
Russian language level*
3-5 sentences
Do you have publications (media, academic) or experience of producing multimedia materials (videos, podcasts, etc.)?*
The results will be announced no later than 10th of October 2023
The Autumn School takes place in the framework of the project "NoBorderSpace: Dialogues for Peace and Understanding", by Center for Independent Social Research in Berlin (CISR Berlin) in collaboration with Contemporary Researcher Center "Phronesis", Interakcia Agency for Support of Sustainable Cities and Communities and Culture Connection Foundation.

The project is funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    If you have any questions, please contact us