SHARED CITIES: Creative Momentum is on a mission to improve the quality of life in European cities. By exploring aspects of sharing and urban design we are creating new ways of living in our cities. Together.
Working With the City: Engaging a Variety of Urban Actors on Multiple Scales, Shared Cities Diaries #7
We are well into the second year of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum. Finally, it feels like the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. The puzzle is a manifestation of adaptable best practices and alternative tool boxes triggering enduring public participation to shape our Central-Eastern European cities.
BINA has launched an experimental Urban Hub programme enhancing open urban spaces through cooperation with local communities. The goal is to explore ways of putting a "right to the city" into practice on the outskirts of Belgrade.
Bus stops, city toilets, benches, trash cans, info stands. Urban furniture and advertising have been determining metropolitan public space for more than 30 years. Join a 10-day exhibition and meet artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers and explore the potential of urban public service design with them.
Questions Raised by a Data-Driven Approach – Interview with Karin van Es
After her lecture at the Data (for) culture conference organized as part of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum conference in December 2017 Katowice, we interviewed Karin van Es (Utrecht Data School) on data-driven research and visualization.
Belgrade International Architectural Week 2018 – from Communis to Communication
The theme of the 13th BINA Festival is dedicated to the communication in architecture, through architecture and to spreading of the ideas about urban space. Communis means "common, community and sharing" and communicare "to do something in common". Architecture and architects representing public interest, improving communities and communicativeness stimulate the development of space, social processes and cities.
Research Publication on Exhibiting on Sharing in Architecture
The workshop Exhibiting on Sharing in Architecture was the third in a series of three curatorial-practice-oriented workshops (publications, data, exhibitions), organized by the Curatorial Lab of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, in order to explore innovative approaches to the sharing of knowledge in architecture, design and urban planning. The workshop on exhibiting explored the staging of architecture sharing and urbanism in contemporary practice with the objective to find the most suitable presentation formats for the project Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM). The two-day workshop took place in Berlin and was organized by reSITE in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Prague. The design-thinking session of the workshop helped us formulate the SCCM final exhibition concept, that should be further discussed with invited international curators with extensive experience in curating transnational projects and exhibitions.
Developing Cultural Formats Through a Community of Inquiry, Miodrag Kuč
The recent revival of 'communities’ and of ways of reaching them has started to exert an influence on the urban planning level, as evidenced in the striving for more inclusion and integration. All this feels like a repetition of the old mantra of urban renewal, only this time in an over-accelerated society.
Central and Eastern European municipalities often face the same challenges. One common issue is that city governments work with limited budgets and - at the same time - typically underuse resources available to them. Read more about a case study tackling this problem in Bratislava in the 6th edition of the Shared Cities Diaries. Written by Jan Mazur from Aliancia Stara Trznica.
Deconstruction and Material Circulation as a Way to Build – Interview with Lionel Billet
If you express the recycling rate in terms of value (the residual value of recirculated products in relation to the initial value of all building products being discarded), it equals approximately 1%. That's the way we look at it. We think that next to the logistics of waste management, we need a system that allows us to maintain circulation elements with a value – this value being technical, cultural, or economic.
Normative properties of street furniture – Mary Dellenbaugh
Public space, in particular in cities, is an important backdrop for gatherings and everyday social life. The organization of public space and the objects in it, most notably street furniture such as benches, bus stop shelters, advertising pollards, and public restrooms, determine who will use them and help create and confirm norms about which people should use publioc space and how. In this essay, two aspects of the norming function of street furniture will be discussed: its provision by various entities (public authorities, private contractors and developers) and its physical structure and arrangement.
What information can Facebook reveal about organizing cultural events? Who are their participants? How does culture energize our cities? Medialab, an experimental platform from Katowice, presents the results of a unique research study which crunched large amounts of data from field research as well as social media and websites. A complex network that interweaves through the cultural ecosystem of a city was revealed. Join our panel discussion and learn more about how data can be used to develop culture in your city and how to communicate effectively in today’s data culture!
Research Publication on New Media and Infographics
The workshop New Media and Infographics was the second in a series of three curatorial-practice-oriented workshops (publications, data, exhibitions). Organized by the Curatorial Lab of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, they aim to explore innovative approaches to the sharing of knowledge in architecture, design and urban planning.
The Curatorial Lab Workshop on New Media and Infographics featured data visualization and data-driven analysis that represent architecture, urban spaces and culture in an innovative way. This two-day workshop took place in Katowice and was organized by reSITE in collaboration with Medialab Katowice.
Download an issue of the Slovak Architectural Review magazine: Projekt 3-4, 2017 dedicated to the topic of Iconic Ruins. The monothematic double issue deals with iconic architecture choosing transformation, rather than demolition or historically true reconstruction as an approach. The magazine displays the extensive research and work of established architects and students on selected iconic buildings in Berlin, Prague, Katowice and Bratislava conducted under the scope of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum.
Scales of Sharing: Berlin – Katowice, Shared Cities Diaries #5
What happens when a fan of inclusive cities, consumer of exhibitions and publications on architecture and one of the authors of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project feels the politics of the region kick in?