Nature can be a source of innovation and inspiration to transform our cities.
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.
Lecce: Bridging the urban-rural divide What can cities learn from rural regions?
In September, we took Actors of Urban Change to Lecce, in Southern Italy, for our latest network meeting — where participants got to exchange and learn more about the topic of advocacy while also working on their projects. It was also a chance to visit one of the current round’s projects and immerse ourselves into their context.
BotaniCALL Lecce (IT)
Turning a local botanical garden into a hub for sustainable food growing and community building
Critical Housing Lab Porto (PT)
Improving social housing in an impoverished suburb and setting an example for innovative and participatory architecture