From Privatisation to Community Use

We are witnessing an emergence of different strategies to counter corporate ownership, real estate speculation and privatization through community ownership models and cooperative land use schemes. Will civic spaces in Central Europe be a competition for public spaces or an extension of them?

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Time for Us!

The idea of sharing more power over the cities with their residents is here to stay. The experiment with Polish urban politics has shown the extent to which it possible and the elasticity of its implementation

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High-Rise Revitalised

How will high-rise housing estates transform in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw – cities where demand on the real estate market still overweighs supply, which means that even houses made of precast concrete enjoy unwavering popularity?

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Our Hot Future Is Here

Parks and trees can keep cities cool and help manage the effects of climate change; additional challenges specific for Central European cities, however, might be of a technical nature. Simply, our cities are not as rich as cities in Western Europe!

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Bratislava – Iconic Ruins

Let's value symbolic buildings of Central Europe‘s post-war socialist architecture and find a new way to use them for our society. The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava designed different ideas for that in their project “Iconic Ruins”.

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IMAGINE A CITY, WHERE MONEY RULES AND WHERE EVERYONE IS A CELEBRITY…

The Virtual Ritual performance premiered on 2nd October 2019 in the Archa Theatre as part of the Shared Cities Finale. The performance takes place in a fictional city. In what ways does it resemble a real city? What problems do virtual cities have? And is it easier for people to share and be part of a community in the virtual world? Find the answers in the interview with Jan Mocek and Táňa Švehlová from SixHouses in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Iconic Ruins? Exhibition Catalogue #ONLINE

The ICONIC RUINS? exhibition seeks to reveal the parallels to be found in the architecture of the four Visegrad countries’ shared state-socialist past and to initiate a broader discussion of the immediate future of the critically at risk cultural heritage of late modernism. Download the exhibition catalogue to find out more about Post-war Socialist Architecture in the Visegrad Countries.

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Belgrade – Urban Hub

Local initiatives in Belgrade took responsibility and started cleaning a local square with the help of the Association of Belgrade Architects in the project “Urban Hub”.

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Shared Cities: The Finale at Divadlo Archa and CAMP

02I10 - 03I10I2019 PRAGUE: Photo Reportage

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“IN THE SHARED CITIES PERFORMANCE, THERE IS A LOT OF BLOOD, AS THERE IS IN URBAN PLANNING”

What is the driving force behind urban sharing? And how can citizens shape their own cities? Find the answers in the interview with Osamu Okamura, a Prague-based urbanist and curator of the Shared Cities Finale in Prague, Czech Republic.

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