Open Central Europe Final Conference

Lectures, roundtable discussions

7-9. April 2016.

7-9 April, 2016
KÉK, Bartók Béla út 10-12. 1111 Budapest

Open Central Europe aims to address urban vacancy by the temporary use of vacant spaces and by understanding and discussing the mechanisms of these practices. Our goal is to generate debate about the newest practices of interim use in Central Europe, and make their lessons learned more accessible, applicable by transforming them into a practical guide for Central European citizens, urban communities, public and private property owners. Open Central Warsaw is the first event of the Open Central Europe series.

The Final Conference with our Central European partners aims to exchange experiences and knowledge in the field of temporary use of urban properties. During the conference we make a guided tour at the sites of the festival, where participants can meet the projects and shop owners.

7th April
11-13h Site visit Open! Festival
14-18h Closed workshop
19-21h Roundtable discussions at KÉK (1111 Budapest Bartók Béla út 10-12.)

19h New Players in Urban Development: City Makers and the Cooperative City
Roundtable with Jedlé Mesto (Bratislava), Stara Trznica (Bratislava), Stipo (Rotterdam), GuK (Berlin), Make a Point (Bucharest)
Who are the City Makers? What gives their legitimacy in urban development processes? What change do they bring into the neighborhoods they work in? What kind of values do they create? Why do they answer challenges better than municipalities or traditional urban developers? What are the new forms of cooperation in inclusive urban development?

20h From initiative to movement: Local and international networks
Roundtable discussion with Fundacja Bęc Zmiana (Warsaw), Open Jazdow (Warsaw), Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam), Largo Residencias / Ateliermob (Lisbon), VIC (Madrid)
How can you create networks around community spaces? What’s the role of local and international networks in cooperative urban development? How can the new EU Urban Agenda help community initiatives? What are the new forms of cooperation between community organizations, architecture firms, developers, investors and municipalities?

8th April
11-13h Site visits
14-18h Closed workshop
19h- Site visits Open! Festival

Program

7th April
11-13h Site visit Open! Festival
14-18h Closed workshop
19-21h Roundtable discussions at KÉK

8th April
11-13h Site visits
14-18h Closed workshop
19h- Site visits Open! Festival

The programme is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

Project partners: KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Jedlé Mesto, 4AM

Photo by KÉK, Warsaw 2014