Ideas Bank

Csepel Művek – Csepel Works

Csepel Művek or Csepel Works is a project of our Hungarian partner KÉK. It is based on a series of workshops and presentations that explore and discuss the possibilities of common development strategies for the hundreds of companies and businesses that formed during and after the privatization process of the Csepel Works plant since the 1990s

Budapest Permanent link

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.

Belgrade Permanent link

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.

Budapest Permanent link

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.

Prague Permanent link

Vivid Square, Bratislava. Shared Cities Diaries #6

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.

Bratislava Permanent link

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.

Berlin Permanent link

Iconic Ruins Online Publication: available now!

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.

Bratislava Permanent link

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.

Belgrade Permanent link

Data (For) Culture: Conference

Unlike their counterparts in the business world, cultural institutions and event organisers rarely use data to underpin their decision making. What can we learn about the event goers? Can data help understand how culture influences the development of the city? How can you make communication effective in a data culture? Get inspired at the Data For Culture Conference: lectures, expert discussions and hands-on workshops will offer insight!

Katowice Permanent link

Rakoczisquaring in practice, Budapest. Shared Cities Diaries #4

For four days in September, the Rákóczi square hosted workshops, pop-up stores, idea-generating presentations and international guests reflecting on the effects the construction of Budapest’s 4th metro line station has had on the square itself and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Budapest Permanent link

Shared Cities Magazine #1/17

City Magazine # 1/17 Special Issue

Warsaw Permanent link

Hacking Urban Furniture

The Berlin study deals with the relative uniformity and monopoly of street furniture controlled by a few companies who have cornered the market in European cities.

Berlin Permanent link

Expert Public

In search of new models of cooperation between municipalities and the cultural sector, the Bratislava case study tests open data crowdsourcing as a means of gathering reliable data.

Bratislava Permanent link

Urban Hubs: Building Urban Collectives

Empowering citizens and urban collectives in the Serbian capital. Our partner organization ABA runs an open call for locals.

Belgrade Permanent link

Shared Responsibility

The Budapest study explores platforms that enable and enhance civic, institutional and private stakeholder participation in urban governance on a collaborative basis.

Budapest Permanent link