URBANITY Twenty Years Later

  • Cultural Project Supported byVisegradfund, European Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Deutsch-Tschechische Zukunftsfonds, City Distric Prague 1
  • Timeline2010-2011
  • City Partners / Particpating CitiesBerlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Warsaw, Vienna
  • Co-OrganizersCentre of Community Development , DAZ Berlin, KÉK, Miastosfera, SOHO in Ottakring
  • Research initiatorsYvette Vašourková Igor Kovačević
  • CoordinatorLucie Stejskalová
  • Project PartnersCzech Technical University In Prague, Academy of Fine Arts And Design Bratislava, Budapest University of Technology And Economics, University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Warsaw University of Technology, Berlin University of Technology
  • TutorsJan Jehlík, Michal Kohout, Radek olařík, Imro Vaško, Martin sandtner, György Alföldi, Bálint ádár, Tadej Glažar, Maruša Zorec, tefan Gruber, Slawomir Gzell, Birgit lauck and Thomas Arnold
  • StudentsVeronika Kommová, Tomáš Lindovský, Martin Stára, Petr Vavřina, Cséfalvayová Anna, Grešková Terézia, Lüley Marek, Majzlanová Daniela, Trnovská Veronika, Gálová Eliška, Zaiček Martin, Gašparová Valéria, Václavík Martin, Hodulík Filip, Bartko Ladislav, Silva Daniel, Mihaľák Peter, Attila Fábri, János Fekete, Zoltán Kincses , Zsolt Szendrei, Katalin Wéber, Aidan Cerar, Jure Grohar, Urban Jeriha, Uroš Rustja, Rok Velinkoja, Balćinović Adnan, Hasler Clemens, Irxenmayer Christina, Pazmandy Lukas, Radway Adina, Stolz Roland, Soeparno Philipp, Weber Mechtild, Wonisch Michaela, Werner Marc, Aleksandra Malion, Dorota Nagowska, Joanna Koszewska, Piotr Kilanowski, Marcin Brzeski, Matthias Frimberger, Sarah Borg, Alisha Baker, Anna Pas and Ana Vogelsang

URBANITY Twenty Years Later is a research project, organized by CCEA, focusing on critical analysis of the transformation, which took a place within Central European region in the last twenty years. We share opinion, that there is a lack of communication and cooperation between countries within this region, which leads to the repetition of same mistakes.

Project houses different activities from exhibitions in public space to lectures, student projects and conferences, round tables, symposia’s. Architects, politicians, photographers, anthropologists, sociologists and philosophers from seven European capitals /Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Prague, Warsaw and Vienna/ are trying to point out their contemporary urban problems and develop a platform which would enable future cooperation between the cities and experts.

The city is a mirror of social changes and their reasons. But what does the national capital mean in today’s Europe? What is the representation of power in cities today? How have Central European capitals changed under the power of the transforming structure of society? What was the effect of the changes which happened in the last twenty years? What is the role of an architect nowadays and who decides about the city?

URBANITY student projects are focusing on developing new concepts for Central European capitals, which would be flexible enough to take into account the different speed of social, demographic and political changes.

URBANITY large scale photographs in busy public spaces should activate the public and question the negative impact of contemporary development strategies and tactics.

URBANITY Twenty Years Later
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