#urbanchange

How are small scale, collaborative, bottom-up placemaking initiatives envisioning new uses for voids, in-between spaces and neglected spaces—and so pushing the envelope on the transformation of our cities? “Climate change, the energy crisis, war, migration, mobility and structural economic change are forcing an ever-increasing number of people to reclaim their everyday autonomy and to initiate social and collaborative processes that create meaning,” writes @bastian_lange_ .
The boiler room “Kesselhalle” at @kraftwerkbille is mostly empty today aside for occasional festivals and art exhibitions. Actors of Urban Change’s Team Hamburg envisions this space as a common good, a space for new forms of work and collaboration, culture, arts and beyond. .
Photo by Nils Petersen & illustration by @seb.holltrue .
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#urbanchange #actorsofurbanchange #urbanism #placemaking #citiesforpeople #citymakers #changemakers #greencities #citychangers #wemakethecity #sustainablecities #stadtfueralle #righttothecity #europe #eurocities #smartcities #cocreation #cities #creativespaces #futureofwork #newwork #

Watch out! Something’s cooking in the Actors kitchen… 🤩⠀ We’re getting ready to launch the next call for applications very soon! Make sure you don’t miss it — sign up right now on our website (link in bio) to receive it in your inbox as soon as it’s out! 🔥
Photo by @panosgeorgiou
#urbanchange #actorsofurbanchange #citymakers #urbanists #urbanism #changemakers #citiestothepeople

An intense 18-month journey has come to an end! ✨ Thank you @halllohalllohalllo and @kraftwerk_bille for being such fantastic hosts of our final meeting 🔥and thank you to our guests and experts from Hamburg and beyond for joining us to think and talk about new ways of working together to make our cities better places. 👩🏻‍🎨👨🏽‍🏫👩🏽‍🌾👨🏽‍🍳👷🏼‍♀️
Last but not least, thank you Actors of Urban Change for co-creating such a beautiful community. This chapter ended, but the adventure continues! 💛
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Photos by @panosgeorgiou
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#urbanchange #actorsofurbanchange #urbanism #placemaking #changemakers #citymakers #wemakethecity #citiesforpeople

Walking the streets and green corridors of East Hamburg on a beautiful spring day… experiencing the city with all of our senses. 🙈👂🏽👃🏾
Thank you @halllohalllohalllo for guiding us and @panosgeorgiou for the photos!

#urbanchange #citymakers #placemaking #publicspaces #citiesforpeople #greencities #Hamburg #walkability #greencorridors #urbanplanning

Last week, #TeamChisinau inaugurated #CasaMicle, a pavillion and meeting space where people can learn more about their vision to turn Veronica Micle Street into a pedestrian zone. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏾‍♀️
During the Sidewalk Forum, Architects, experts in urbanism and civic activists participated expressing their own ideas and views regarding pedestrian streets and public spaces. The adults, alongside with children, valued this amazing opportunity to have, at least for a day, the street as a pedestrian space. They played on it, engaged in long walks and conversations and drew with colored chalk on asphalt. .
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#placemaking #urbanchange #mobility #citiesforpeople #greencities #walkability #actorsofurbanchange #chisinau #publicplaces #urbanplanning

Yesterday, we explored the port city of Rijeka and learned from @rijeka2020 and @deltalab_rijeka about an area called “Sweet and Salt” where the river meets the sea, an industrial area with many abandoned spaces that they are now reclaiming for the local community. One of their plans is to restore access for residents to the seaside and riverside for swimming, leisure and more — through simple and cheap interventions, using mostly what is already there. Here are some impressions of the day by the best ever @panosgeorgiou ⛵️🌊
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#actorsonthemove #abandonedspaces #rijeka2020 #urbanchange #citymakers #publicspaces #placemaking #tacticalurbanism

Oh what a ride! 🚞🚞🚞
Rolling through beautiful forests, villages, and mountains all the way to the sea from Zagreb to Rijeka would have already been enough. But we did it Actors style: had a wagon just for us and took the time to reconnect, reflect and find out what all the teams have been up to in the past few months. All with a good dose of humor. What a great bunch of people! 🤩🙌
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#actorsonthemove #urbanchange #citymakers #ActorsAcademy

We’re counting down the days until we meet our Actors again in beautiful #Rijeka next week! We’ll be hosted by our own #TeamRijeka as well as the @rijeka2020 campaign, to see the preparations for the European Capital of Culture year and to have a conversation with the local community on the legacy they want and hope for their city. .
📷: @vladfran.croatia . .
#urbanchange #actorsonthemove #rijeka2020 #rihub #rijekacity #visitrijeka #capitalofculture

How to turn #foodwaste into (social) energy in a super dense urban environment? Exploring new ways of consuming and producing in London’s East during a last supper with @rurban_poplar_london, @poplar.harca, @publicworks_uk and #quantumwaste at their anaerobic digester in the midst of #Poplar.
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Thanks to #TeamLondon for hosting our Actors and to @publicworks_uk for the awesome pictures!
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#actorsonthemove #circulareconomy #urbanchange #wastereduction #urbanintervention #London #citymakers

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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#Berlin #communityactivation #creativespaces #culture #placemaking #resilientcities #sustainablearchitecture #urbanchange

Sebastian and Naomi were just in #Hamburg on a (not so) secret mission. Great things are in the works and we’re excited to explore with @halllohalllohalllo and @kreativgesellschaft and Kraftwerk Bille to see what can happen in this space!⠀
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#actorsonthemove #urbanchange #teamhamburg #hamburg #kraftwerkbille #hallofestspiele #creativespaces #postindustrialspaces #placemaking

We’re delighted that #TeamTimisoara’s Healing Grid project won the BETA 2018 prize in the Initiatives, Experiments and Vision section! 👏 🙌 💪 The team enrolled in the regional Architecture Biennale competition in order to promote Timisoara’s opportunity to turn the drainage channels into ecological corridors that bring nature to the city. The members of the international Jury have praised the concept for its simplicity and potential of impact on multiple aspects: from increased resilience to flooding risks and improving urban life quality to providing a nature-based solution for linking the city with its peripheries and the larger region.⠀
Congrats to our Actors and their local team on the well-deserved win!⠀

#urbanchange #resilientcities #greencities #naturebasedsolutions #healinggrid #Timisoara

#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⠀
#urbanchange #diversecities #inclusion #foodculture

“Speisekino” had its premiere at the Kypseli market in Athens last night! It was a beautiful evening, lots of people came around to eat a lovely meal by @madamegingercom watch two movies about urban markets and the challenges they face today, socialize and shop at the shops of the newly inaugurated market. Now, @citytoolbox and @impacthubathens will continue developing this format as well as the Gütermarkt format so that it fits the local context and the community’s specific needs. ⠀
photos by @panosgeorgiou #urbanchange #citytoolbox #changeityourself #ctblab_athens #ctb_lab

Oh what a day! On the first day of the #Lecce Academy Meeting, we explored the countryside around the city, turning an organic farm into our outdoor classroom, experiencing first-hand the benefits of access to rural areas to our urban lives. We saw and learned about Team Lecce’s project in the botanical garden, made lamps out of the reeds that grow there, and saw the place come alive in the evening with a beautiful performance and a fantastic community of supporters and volunteers.
Thank you again to all at @ortijanub for making the magic happen!
Photos by @panosgeorgiou
#urbanchange #urbanrurallink #urbangarden #gooutside

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