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CityToolBox is a learning platform encouraging young people to take action in the city. It provides them with the practical ‘know-how’ to become the protagonists in transforming the city.

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TOOLS

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Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.

Keywords

Diversity / Food / Park / Repair / Music / Neighborhood / Bikes / Craftmenship / Social / Affordable

Gütermarkt

Berlin, DE Market

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Walking stories of the citizens of Lublin. Extraordinary tours around different districts, guided by the citizens. The tours are based on personal experiences of using the city, sentimental maps and situations where historical contexts effected everyday routines.

Keywords

Active inhabitants / Alternative city / Architectural heritage / City tour / Urban explorer / Lublin

Stroller

Lublin, PL Tours

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Museum helps to incorporate controversial modernist heritage into individual myths and build up common agonistic identity.

Keywords

Alternative city / Day touring / Exhibition / Neighbourhood / Placemaking / Non-commercial meeting places / Public participation / Community activation / Socialist heritage / Rethinking social housing

Museum of Housing Estates

Lublin, PL Archive

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'City Twinning' has traditionally been used to highlight the cultural and economic achievements of the official city. By twinning wastelands new sets of users, citizens and non-citizens are reflected in the cities overall ecology.

Keywords

Acitivism / Bottom-up / Cross-sector dialogue / Social (tension) / Sound Archive / Urban Wastelands / Interdisciplinary / Interviews / Treasure / Zwischernutzung

Wasteland Twinning

Nottingham, GB Neighborhood Platform

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Art Spin Berlin is a community based, interactive bike and art tour of creative venues, art performances and site-specific installations throughout various Berlin neighborhoods.

Keywords

Alternative city / Art / Berlin / Bike / City tour / Collective creativity / Community / Neighbourhood / Public participation / Summer

Art Spin Berlin

Berlin, DE Festival

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Running a RISO printing space as an semi-open workshop that the bigger community can be part of.

Keywords

Alternative city / Art / Do it together / Sunset / Urban space / Printing / Lunch / Self-Publishing / RISO / Berlin

Penthaus für schöne Formate

Berlin, DE Workshops

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Urban voids co-design & co-built regeneration

Keywords

Community / Participation / Placemaking / Urban Voids / Capacity building / Collaborative design / Hands-on approach / Public space / Urban Regeneration / Do it together

Micro-scale urban regeneration

Aveiro, PT Action

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A creative and dynamic dialogue about city’s challenges, between citizens and local stakeholders with designers and researchers!

Keywords

Urbanism / Urban space / Placemaking / Public participation / Bottom-up initiative / Exhibition / Collective creativity / Greece / Imagine / Cross-sector dialogue

imagine the city

Chalkida, GR Exhibition

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Reviving the historic town centre through culture, public involvement and placemaking. The Living Courtyards become places for socio-cultural exchange and a melting pot for creative ideas.

Keywords

Bottom-up initiative / Urban space / Old city centre / Collective creativity / Abandoned courtyards / Intimate cultural events / Placemaking / DIY / Urban picnic / Active inhabitants

The Living Courtyards

Maribor, SI Action

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Turning the popular format of ‘public viewing’ of sports into an educational and community-building event.

Keywords

Berlin / Urbanism / Football / Neighbourhood / Alternative public viewing / CRT displays / Hacking soccer worldcup / Sit in the park / Moabit / Summer

Fußballaballa

Berlin, DE Screening

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Combining open air independent cinema with food, cooked by local cooks and volunteers. Cinematic-gastronomic experience bridging diverse local communities.

Keywords

Public viewing / Food / Urbanism / Movies / Critical cinema / Sunset / Dinner / Life cooking / Berlin

Speisekino / Food & Footage

Berlin, DE Screening

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Guided walking tours used for an in-depth exploration of the urban environment.

Keywords

Architectural heritage / Day touring / Night touring / Walking / Guided / Free / Alternative city / City tour / Urban explorer / Thematic walks

Keep on walkin'

Zagreb, HR Tours

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Light art installations are used to showcase the potential of neglected urban spots and encourage artistic, performing, participatory interventions.

Keywords

Alternative city / Alternative Zagreb / Architectural heritage / Art / Collaboration / Free / Installation / Light / Urban Revival / Urban space

LIGHT IT UP!

Zagreb, HR Installation