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Prague: Shared Cities Atlas – Post-Socialist Cities and Active Citizenship in Central Europe
October 2, 2019 - October 3, 2019
SHARED CITIES: THE FINALE
The growing urban population faces various challenges. How can we find creative answers for that? This is just one of many questions and topics which have been discussed during the international project Shared Cities: Creative Momentum in the past four years. Now the time has come to present the accomplishments.
The two-day festival Shared Cities: The Finale will not only bring together skilled urbanists, curators or theorists of architecture. It will also be open to the public, since sharing of information, knowledge, governance, space and infrastructure has become the new imperative in the architectural and cultural discourse.
The Shared Cities Atlas applies the new global ‘sharing paradigm’ lodged in architecture and the public sphere to a site-specific situation in seven cities in Central Europe. The ideas of a ‘right to the city’, of common resources, or ‘the urban commons’ illustrate the paradigm shift towards a sharing perspective. In ‘sharing cities’ the emphasis lies in the right to remake the cities as a form of urban social contract with a specific creative or critical agenda. Mapping current practices of sharing and new fields of action in case studies, the book presents creative forms of sharing driven by idealistic positions and collective actions, thus offering new approaches to sharing of spaces and architecture, experience and knowledge, data, and collective histories. Published by nai010 publishers.
The publication forms the conclusion of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, an international cultural project that has brought together eleven partners from seven major European cities over the past four years. How to support creative answers to current and future challenges the constantly growing population of urban areas will face in the near future? This is just one of many questions and topics which have been discussed during the project, whose accomplishments will be presented from 2–3 October during the international festival Shared Cities: The Finale in Prague.