B-SITES / ICONIC RUINS

B-sites are abandoned, derelict or underused areas that have become B-category space.

B-sites are abandoned, derelict or underused areas that have become B-category space. Iconic Ruins are high quality architecture that lost their ideological and programmatic meaning, and have become a modern-day ruin,

e.g. the socialist palaces of culture are very typical in Central and Eastern Europe, located in lucrative city centres adjoining public spaces that, nowadays, are meant for demolition.

How can they become vital spots in the urban fabric again?

Over two years, four studios for Masters students of Architecture and Urbanism will act in parallel collaborations with all project cities to execute case study research comparing existing strategies (Berlin, Prague) with speculative proposals developed by students as their studio projects in Katowice, Bratislava, Belgrade, and Budapest. The devised strategies will be tested on several buildings simultaneously.

City: Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, Berlin, Prague, Katowice
partner: Vysoka Skola Vytvarnych Umeni
cooperation: Miasto Ogordow, KeK, Association of Belgrade Architects, KUNSTrePUBLIK
Duration: June 2016 – June 2019

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MICHIEL DE LANGE: Strengthening public values through data

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Launch of the Shared Cities Magazine #2 & Party

JUNE 15, 2018, PRAGUE: What sharing practices are currently employed in Central and Eastern Europe? Do we still want to live together? Is it even possible?Join our discussion and the launch of the second international issue of the acclaimed Magazyn Miasta/ Cities Magazine on sharing in post-communist cities.

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SHARED CITIES: against grey reality

Prague, May 16th, 2018: web portal Protisedi.cz has interviewed Osamu Okamura on topic of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum and his attitudes to sharing. You have a unique opportunity to find out what has brought Osamu Okamura to the topic of sharing and what he thinks about sharing in Prague!

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SHARED CITIES at reSITE 2018 ACCOMMODATE

Prague, Forum Karlin, June 14–15, 2018: extra SHARED CITIES: CREATIVE MOMENTUM free events

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BINA 2018

+++ SCCM events: 19 - 20th MAY, 2018, Belgrade +++ Join our Shared Cities events at the Belgrade International Architecture Week - inspiring lectures, workshops, discussions, case studies!

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