A case study of Urban hub 2 will be developed and managed in Belgrade by BINA together with the partner project team Škograd.
An exhibition “A table for Plato, Plato for everyone” (“Sto za Plato, Plato za sve”) will take place at the “Urban HUB 1” (“Gradsko čvorište 1”), a project realized by Park Keepers (“Čuvari parka”) in a public space in the Vračar Municipality and supported by the Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA) and Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM).
Current calls for participation are based on the assumption, that people are able and willing to invest time for a common political goal or a planning project and to share goods, places, expertise, and power. But since the benefit is never fairly distributed amongst all, some will never join – and others leave the process. Participation today is often misused as a tool for sedation and pacification of many, while serving the interest of a few.
Sharing is more than dividing common resources. It is about making common good. We are making it by working together. By working together we are exchanging private and public interests for shared values. By working together we are changing our city into shared spaces. Shared spaces are not given to us but determined by sharing. They are not our property but the way we are appropriating. Instead of boundaries we are making thresholds where we meet and talk to agree on what to do. In the forefront of our personal involvements there are sparkles of revolving commonality – our generosity.
Student workshop at Faculty of Arts and Design ‘Megatrend’ University 'Encouraging sustainable development through participatory urban design' is organized within the Bachelor course Urban Design, led research associate Nataša Čolić. The main goal of this workshop is to enable students to develop a better understanding of the problematic of the local context through communication with the users of the space. Hence, student proposals for urban design intervention should be directed towards fostering social, economic and environmental aspect of sustainable development.