ADAPTABLE CITY EXHIBITION

On 27th October at the Timisoara Architecture Biennale  The exhibition Adaptable City, first presented in KÉK Budapest, gives an introduction to the logics of temporary use and adaptive reuse, discussing its fundamental questions as well as the organisational, economic, legal and architectural conditions of the reutilization of vacant buildings and sites.

Rounding Off Screening

On 4th October at the Czech Architecture Days A 22′ video by Zsolt Keserue, Levente Polyak and Ágnes Dénes about the transformation of the interiors of prefabricated housing estates. Through interviews and research, the video documents attempts and practices to domesticate and alter radically planned spaces.

Architect’s Backstage

Models of collaboration between architecture and other disciplines. On 29th October at the Timisoara Architecture Biennale  The workshop aims at supporting workshop participants in developing new business models for their architecture practice, exploring possibilities arising from new forms of collaboration with other disciplines.

Funding the Cooperative City – Rome video

The Funding the Cooperative City workshop series arrived in Rome, exploring new economic models of community spaces and bringing together many local initiatives together with ones from Berlin, Halle, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Want to know more? ù    

Young Older Spirit animation!

How can social media improve our urban governance? How to explain to your local stakeholders what you are doing within the Interactive Cities network? Tell them your story! The animation explains the ambition of the City of Murcia, who would like to use social media to involve local inhabitants in the urban regeneration processes of Read More …

Presenting Funding the Cooperative City in Berlin

Levente joined the Berlin meeting of the Seismic network by presenting the Funding the Cooperative City project. What are the economic models that civic organisations are developing to make their actions sustainable in time? The SEiSMiC project (Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual Learning in Cities) helps tackle Europe’s biggest urban problems by engaging citizens, identifying social Read More …

Podcast on Markets in Rome

Eutropian joined the Radio Impegno (the community radio in Rome against the Mafia) issue on Markets in Rome with a podcast containing many of the interviews we did around Europe over the last years. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE!  (the podcast is mixed Italian and English) We spoke about Young Market Lab in Bari, of Markthalle Neun in Berlin, of Stará Read More …

Community Capital in Action: New Financial Models for Resilient Cities – in the IABR Magazine

In the past decade, with the economic crisis and the transformation of welfare societies, NGOs, community organisations and civic developers – City Makers – established some of the most important services and spaces in formerly vacant buildings, underused areas and neglected neighborhoods. Consolidating their presence in the regenerated spaces, these initiatives are increasingly looking into Read More …

Funding the Coop City: Bratislava Workshop

During the Bratislava  workshop, we visited cultural and community initiatives in the Slovak capital that are creating a new scene for the creative sector together with their local communities, such as Cvernovka incubator, Obchodna ulica to be Business Improvement District and the Stara trznica market.

Funding the Coop City: Prague Workshop

In the frame of the Prague workshop, we visited cultural and community initiatives in Prague’s rapidly transforming Holesovice neighborhood, including Jatka78, the Center for Contemporary Arts Prague and  Paralelní Polis, and discussed the modalities of cooperation between citizens and municipalities.

SEiSMiC on New Urban Economy

In Brussels on 31st May various stakeholders of the Seismic network met to share experiences on the emerging economic models in our cities. How can all this feed into to European policy making? Further information

Community Finance Workshop

Communities for co-housing or social enterprises often face difficulty accessing finance, but some succeeded in raising money within the community. The dilemmas seem to focus on creating balance between individual energy and profits, communal needs and returns. Further information available.  

WE MAKE EUROPE: The (Im)Pact of Amsterdam

We organised together with City Makers, URBACT and Committee of the Regions an occasion for Cities and Makers to discuss about the Urban Agenda, providing the perspective of who works on the ground to the ongoing Partnership working groups. Report soon available. More information here.

FUNDING THE COOPERATIVE CITY in Rotterdam

The workshop in Rotterdam presented cases of emerging community-led real estate development projects from various cities of Europe by bringing together experiences from Lisbon, Berlin, Belgrade, Rome, Budapest and various Dutch cities. Soon the publication will be available!

JUNE 15. Funding the Cooperative City – Prague

Funding the Cooperative City – Prague June 15, 2016   The event is part of the Funding the Cooperative City in Central Europe series that explores, promotes and assists experiments in organising and establishing new community spaces and services in Central European cities. By focusing on Central European cities with emerging entrepreneurial skills and a Read More …

JUNE 6 @Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam

Eutropian will be joining the “Connecting communities through urban design” discussion by presenting the work on Markets in Rome. This is the first event of the new series Public Space. At this event we will focus on the ways public spaces connect the physical and social layers of the city. We will discuss the role Read More …