Citizen-led movements are flourishing in European cities. At home, they practice collaboration face-to-face. Together as a network, they want nothing short of global systems change.
Out now: Actors of Urban Change Magazine Nature, community, spaces: The future of European cities
Read insights from the 10 Actors of Urban Change projects that just completed the program, and how they are shaping the future of their neighborhoods across Europe.
It emerged out of nothing last May, and returned to nothing in September. Now, Berlin’s @floatinguniversity is trying to find ways to keep this inner-city offshore laboratory for collective, experimental learning alive. Actor of Urban Change Dorothee Halbrock from @halllohalllohalllo and #TeamHamburg was dean of Floating University’s open programs. She shared with us her impressions of the summer as well as the project’s outlook for the future. Read her story on our website – link in bio! ⠀
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Floating University Berlin “Making a place emerge out of a dump”
From May to September, students and practitioners built an inner city offshore laboratory for collective, experimental learning on an old concrete rainwater basin in Berlin. Now, they are trying to create a long-term vision around the temporary structures.
CityToolbox Lab Athens Co-creating and bringing life to a renovated market hall
A team of urban changemakers from seven European cities goes to Athens to help local social innovators develop new formats for the newly regenerated Kypseli Municipal Market.
Culture on the balcony Rijeka (HR)
Creating micro-hubs for cultural encounters and activating the neighborhood
uTree Greening Budapest (HU)
Revitalizing inner courtyards to create urban green space, strengthen communities, and help climate adaptation
Cinema Dacia Cluj-Napoca (RO)
Developing a new community center in a vacant cinema in a large-scale housing district using a participatory process
Stories Set in Stone – Creating Connections Geretsried (DE)
Community-building and strengthening identity through storytelling in a multicultural neighborhood
Speak up! Messolonghi (EL)
A radio channel as participatory tool to connect citizens and administration and develop a culture of agoras for local issues
Project N.N. Novi Sad (RS)
In search for a cultural center in a large-scale housing district through participatory and cultural activities
Moabiter Mix Berlin (DE)
Reinventing cultural formats to empower and involve residents in the appropriation and creation of their neighborhood
More BikeKitchen Bratislava (SK)
Building a community of cycling activists and raising awareness for bike mobility
The Šančiai Kiosk Kaunas (LT)
Transforming a kiosk into a new icon for community involvement in a postindustrial neighborhood
Tenants – Narrations about urban utopias Lublin (PL)
Forming identity and community in a social housing estate
Light in Places Zagreb (HR)
Highlighting forgotten inner-city places through light installations
Open House Zugdidi (GE)
Creating a noncommercial meeting place for the empowerment of diverse local communities