Symposium of european initiatives operating in urban space.

The symposium asks what the nonprofit organizations are today and questions their role in the creation of city space. Are they nonelected groups of interest promoting their own interpretation of public good? Or do they represent a litmus paper of the level of democracy in the society?Invited organizations transform the city space on different levels – from local to the whole-city projects, with a narrow or global point of view.

On the ground of this symposium a documentation of such organizations from whole Europe will take place. The creation of a unifying web database will enable to have an overview of the status quo, but mainly to have a mutual interconnection among the organizations with similar aims and sharing of their experiences.

 Detailed program 


22.05.2012 SYMPOSIUM

National Technical Library, 
Balling Hall, Technická 6, Praha – Dejvice

10:00 - 11:30   Independence Today
moderated by Igor Kovačević
Lieven De Cauter (Belgium)
Nahid Majid (Design Council Cabe, United Kingdom)
Alena Novotná (Forum 2000, Czech Republic)
Anna Hult (CITIES Stockholm, Sweden)
Martin Joseph Barry (reSITE, USA + Czech Republic)

11:45 - 13:15   NGO Mission
moderated by Regina Loukotová
Gabu Heindl (ÖGFA, Austria)
Maria Theodorou (SARCHA, Greece)
Šárka Svobodová (4AM, Czech Republic)
Nuno Sampaio (Estrategia Urbana, Portugal)
Jakub Szczesny (Bęc Zmiana/Centrala, Poland)

14:15 – 15:45   Activism and Urban Space
moderated by Adam Gebrian
Yaël Raffner (Robins des villes, France)
Artur Celiński and Wojciech Przybylski (Res Publica Nowa, Poland)
Constantin Goagea (Zeppelin revista, Romania)
Alessandro Grella and Pasquale Onofrio (IZMO, Italy)
Francesca Miazzo (CITIES Amsterdam, Netherlands)

16:00 – 17:30   Periphery in Focus
moderated by Samu Szemerey
Danilo Capasso (n.est, Italy)
Håkon Iversen (Nordic Urban Design Association, Norway)
Jakob Hurrle (Praguewatch, Czech Republic)
Tatjana Rajic (EXPEDITIO, Montenegro)

19:00 -20:30   Form of Act - BAVO , Stealth, Stalker
moderated by Lieven de Cauter
conclusion and debate

The symposium is a part of resite festival.

The symposium is supported by Österreichisches Kulturforum Prag, Goethe Institut Prag and the Embassy of Sweden, Embassy od Netherlands
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