A workshop at the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam on May 28 to discover new economic models for community-led urban development with initiatives from around Europe.

BUDAPEST Workshop  –  MADRID workshop  –  ROME Workshop  –

ROTTERDAM workshop  –  CENTRAL EUROPE workshops

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28 MAY, 2016 17:30 – 19:00

Funding the Cooperative City explores experiments in community-led real estate development in European cities. The event in the framework of the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam brings together protagonists to exchange models of property development based on community-driven initiatives, civic economic models and cooperative ownership.

How do City Makers access and develop spaces in various European regions? What is their relationship with public administrations and private financial actors? What are the legal frameworks, organisational formats and economic models they employ? How do they access capital for their development projects? What are the regional differences in how civic economy and community-led urban development are unfolding in Europe?

Initiated by the Rome-Vienna-Budapest-based Eutropian, Funding the Cooperative City presents cases of emerging community-led real estate development projects from various cities of Europe. Based on a series of workshops (Rotterdam, Berlin and Paris in 2014 and Budapest, Madrid and Rome in 2016) as well as investigative reports and video portraits, the event highlights new urban development tendencies and emerging actors in contemporary European societies. The Rotterdam event brings together experiences from Lisbon, Berlin, Belgrade, Rome, Budapest and various Dutch cities.

Read the event’s report here.

Jeroen Laven (Stipo, Rotterdam)
Tiago Mota Saraiva (Ateliermob, Lisbon)
Marc Neelen (Ko gradi grad, Belgrade)
Mariska Vogel (Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative, Rotterdam)
Martine Zoeteman (De Besturing, The Hague)

Timothy Duin (welovethecity, Rotterdam)
Christian Grauvogel (Ex-Mörchenpark / Holzmarkt, Berlin)
Piet Vollaard (City in the Making, Rotterdam)

Moderation: Daniela Patti and Levente Polyak (Eutropian, Rome-Vienna-Budapest)

Language: English
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.
More information via: info@eutropian.org