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Urban Commons | Urban Open Source

Emerging out of Crises, Building Community


Czech Centre Wilhelmstraße 44 / Entrance Mohrenstraße 10117 Berlin



Panel Discussion

Renegotiating the Urban Commons: as a reaction to the global economic crisis, new urban initiatives and strategies have emerged around European cities as alternative ways to envision urban planning development. Highly innovative concepts for communities founded on urban resilience cycles are being built from the ground up. How does civic empowerment of this kind shape the new urban commons? From the political to the final product: what is the limit to community driven design and how does it work?

Social Life: Nicola Bacon (UK) Founder and Director, Local Projects from 2006 to August 2012 works on social innovation.
Dessau Institute of Architecture: Ivan Kucina (SRB) Architect and Guest Professor at Dessau Institute of Architecture, HS Anhalt, co-founder of the Savamala Urban Transformation in Belgrade.
Actors of Urban Change: Amalia Zepou (GR) Elected member of the Athens Municipality City Council in 2014, Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization.
Zuloark-Collective: Juan Chacon (ES) Among their numerous actions, Zuloark is actively involved in el Campo de Cebada (Madrid) a common space in the city center designed, regulated and animated by the local community.
Fabulous Urban: Fabienne Hoelzel (CH) Works on large scale projects in developing regions with an emphasis on civic empowerment and community based design.
Atelier d’architecture autogérée: Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou (FR) The Colombes development project (Paris, since 2011) focuses on the revitalization of a socially marginal area through community engagement through living, cultivating and recycling.
Ministry of Space: Iva Cukic and Partners (SRB) Reflecting on the future of cities. Focused on the formal creation and defense of public space, using the DIY philosophy and participative processes.
Adam Gebrian (CZ) Architect, journalist and co-founder of many projects and initiatives such as "For a New Prague", an organisation that aims to present quality architecture and improve the quality of the architectural milieu in the Czech Republic.
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