Shared Responsibility

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

The Budapest study explores platforms that enable and enhance civic, institutional and private stakeholder participation in urban governance on a collaborative basis. Activities involve 3 key programs complementing each other by providing a digital infrastructure for citizen involvement, helping cultural institutions connect with urban issues, and developing an actionable network of private stakeholders for the sustainable redevelopment of a former industrial site.

The Better Budapest platform (civic element) will be an online platform for public participation. Expansion to other partner cities is ensured by cooperation with partners Aliancia Stara Trznica and Miasto Ogrodow.

Working with the City Festival (institutional element), there will be 2 annual festivals that will engage various actors in cultural and creative fields to create programs, which are directly connected to issues of urban development and public space. Our Budapest partners will work with NGOs, institutions and small businesses whose work is valuable for a shared vision of the city, but are currently not active in this area.

Csepel Works Program (private element) ) targets a network of local businesses, tenants and associated organizations who see themselves as caretakers of the former brownfields’ heritage to develop models that help them use the brand to benefit their businesses and livelihood in the area.

City: Budapest
Partners: KéK, Mindspace
Cooperation: reSITE, Aliancia Stara Trnica, Miasto Ogrodow, Curatorial Lab
Duration: June 2016 – June 2019

Must Reads

Developing Cultural Formats Through a Community of Inquiry, Miodrag Kuč

The recent revival of the importance of 'communities’ and of ways of reaching them has started to exert an influence on the urban planning level, as evidenced in a striving to engender more inclusion and integration. All of which sounds like a repetition of the old mantra of urban renewal, but this time in an over-accelerated society.

Berlin Permanent link

Vivid Square, Bratislava. Shared Cities Diaries #6

In Central and Eastern Europe we often find common challenges on the municipal level; municipalities work with limited budgets, but typically underuse available resources. In practice, this means that municipalities do not have an abundance of resources to build new public infrastructure or even to reconstruct and maintain the existing one, but they own generous public spaces and other property that requires fixing.

Bratislava Permanent link

Deconstruction and Material Circulation as Ways to Build, interview with Lionel Billet, Rotor, Brussels

If you express the recycling rate in terms of value (the residual value of the recirculated products in relation to the initial value of all building products being discarded), it would be equal to approximately 1%. And 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 in circulation elements with a value – this value being of technical, cultural, or economic

Bratislava Permanent link

The physical and social 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 which uses are possible or allowed and help to create and confirm norms about how we should move through and use space and which persons or groups are welcome there. In this essay, two aspects of street furniture’s norming function will be discussed: its provision by various entities (public authorities, private contractors and developers) and its physical structure and arrangement.

Berlin Permanent link

Shared Cities Ideas Yard: Data pro kulturu | Data for Culture – Public Panel Discussion

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!

Prague Permanent link

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 the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, in order 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.

Prague Permanent link