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.
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.
Growing multicultural communities Oslo (NO)
Urban gardening as a participatory tool to educate, build inclusive communities and empower citizens
Gastronomic Guide of the Migrant Valencia Valencia (ES)
A culinary map of the city’s migrant communities as tool for community-building
Artistic Training for a Changing City Bologna (IT)
Improving understanding between non-migrants, migrants, and refugees through theater.
Stories Set in Stone – Creating Connections Geretsried (DE)
Community-building and strengthening identity through storytelling in a multicultural neighborhood
Alice Archive Barcelona (ES)
Creating an interactive online platform to promote children’s perspectives about public space
Open House Zugdidi (GE)
Creating a noncommercial meeting place for the empowerment of diverse local communities
#TeamValencia recently cooked with Aissa, Fatu, and a group of around 15 women from the Association of African Women of Paterna and the Valencian Community. As they cooked, they interviewed the women about the ingredients, preparation methods, and the meaning behind the dishes. Aissa fascinated the team with her story about how she has managed to organize this group of Muslim women around gardening and cooking. They then shared the meal in a celebration with music and many children. The story and the group of women will be protagonists in Team Valencia’s Gastronomic Guide to the Migrant Valencia, which they hope will highlight the food culture of the city’s immigrants and support their local businesses. Photos by Maria Sainz Arandia⠀
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