Since ancient times, Belgrade has been an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe. For centuries - as a result of its tumultuous history - the city has been offering a home to many nationalities. Today, a capital with a population of around 1.6 million, Belgrade remains to be an epicenter of many different interests which significantly influence its diverse urban development.

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Shared Cities: Creative Momentum activities in Belgrade aim to redraw its citizens’ relationships to the city, developing a new urban identity based on the citizens’ right to their city. The public spaces act as a place for economic, social and cultural exchange. SCCM supports citizens’ initiatives by facilitating processes of participation in creating urban interventions for neglected public spaces, giving urban development back into the hands of Belgrade’s citizens. The main goal is to provide a new model for managing urban development where authorities, experts, citizens and developers share responsibilities for the benefit of everyone.

Project Partners in Belgrade

Association of Belgrade Architects (ABA)

Since its foundation in 1960, ABA has been focused on promoting the architectural profession and implementing contemporary scientific and cultural and professional knowledge. ABA applies a creative approach in the field of architecture and urban planning by organizing competitions, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, publishing and cooperating with international architectural and cultural organizations.

ABA takes part in SCCM in the form of its Belgrade International Week of Architecture (BINA). Founded in 2006, BINA encourages intercultural dialogue, trans-national cooperation and mobility. The festival brings together experts from Serbia and other European countries and Americas, enabling an exchange of ideas and experiences and providing a link between the international and the local creative scene in Serbia which is still recovering from years of isolation.

Past and ongoing projects Urban Hub #1, Park Keepers, Urban Hub #2.

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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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A group of three young mothers initiated the change of public space. How did they manage to develop the Plato, a housing estate courtyard in Belgrade’s central district Vračar, into a lively urban hub? And do people feel more responsible for their surroundings now? Find the answers in the interview with Tatjana Vukosavljević from Association of Belgrade Architects, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Shared Cities: Creative Momentum at BINA 2019

We are inviting you to the Shared Cities section of BINA 2019 festival in Belgrade

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Urban Hub #2 – Schoolaboratory 002

From 8th till 12th of August 2018 team Škograd organized the second summer school called Schoolaboratory 002 in the schoolyard of OŠ “Vlada Obradović Kameni”. The programme of the summer school aimed at children of Ledine. About thirty children participated in the workshops every day.

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Belgrade Urban Hub #2 launches with Škograd

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.

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Young Mothers Changing Their Neighbourhood. Urban Hub – a Case Study from Belgrade

Passivity and apathy are significant (e)motions in Central and Eastern European societies. For decades our cities were managed, decided and maintained by centrally driven mechanisms. Design and maintenance of public space as well. ´ Today, important landmarks, plazas and boulevards are winning better treatment – nice furniture, greenery, maintenance and navigation systems. In the rest of our cities, however, we are left with vast spaces with no maintenance.

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Beyond A Unified Europe: Imagining Eurasia with Kyong Park / Shared Cities Diaries #3

Is transnational cultural collaboration possible? Is the pan-European political project viable? Do we, as Europeans, share similar cultural values and goals for the future? These are some of the questions discussed in our daily conversations and in local media.

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From Republik to KUNSTrePUBLIK / Shared Cities Diaries #2

Four years ago, my good friend Marjetica Potrc took me to ZK/U, Center for Art and Urbanism in Berlin. We got out of the S-Bahn and walked along the street with the faceless residential houses with the backyard oriented to the waste railway corridor. In the distance, behind the rails, we could see mystical silhouettes of huge storages of Westahaven. It was during sunset and this entire scene made up of suburban irrelevancies and naked infrastructures that transformed into uncanny romance...

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