On 19-21st Nov UrbCultural Planning Interreg BSR project partner – Pomorskie Region will organise a conference, where 1st day will concentrate on the „Cities and Citizenship. How do inclusive models for participation offer novel ways to engage citizens in their communities?”. There will be three breakout sessions:
16.30 – 17.30: Breakout 1: Is active citizenship prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive development? A Baltic City Perspective.
16.30 – 17.30: Breakout 2: How do you create a participation model for your context and your city?
16.30 – 17.30: Breakout 3: What can we learn from different models of participatory budgeting?
Please see the full conference info below, as well as the link to registration – you can join only on the 19th for the sessions on PB, which is very in line with our activities in EmPaci project, but also stay for the whole, 3-day event, that we highly recommend!
Taking place from 19 – 21 NOVEMBER 2020 and hosted by the Pomorskie Voivodeship/Regional Authority in Poland, the conference will gather urbanists, city planners, artists, researchers, and academics, as well as students, community organizers, politicians and activists to explore culture perspectives in urban strategies and practice.
With help of keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops, the aim of the three-day event will be to experience, sense, and feel how urban transformation can be triggered by participation through a cultural planning approach.
- CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP: Presenting models to reinterpret new challenges and the possibilities of participatory decision making, participatory budgeting, participatory visioning. How do inclusive models for participation offer novel ways to engage citizens in their communities? Keynote by Christelle Lahoud, UN Habitat.
- BUILDING COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS: Reflecting on engaging, identifying cultural planning as a force in urban capacity building and empowering communities. How can we change places through ‘the local’ as the focus? Keynote by Lia Ghilardi, international expert in Cultural Planning.
- DIRECT PARTICIPATION THROUGH ARTS AND CULTURE: Exploring how cities can include artivism/activism, youth, and alternative strategies from civil society. How should cultural practices and the arts transform and stimulate direct engagement within cities and neighborhoods? Keynote by Marcin Gerwin, PhD, activist and specialist in deliberative democracy.
- DIRECT PARTICIPATION THROUGH GAMIFICATION: Illustrating how Urban Gamification and elements of playfulness within urban environment can offer strategic cultural interventions in city planning. How can we use games, gamification and forms of directed play to engage citizens and key communities in urban planning? Keynote by Mattia Thibault, PhD, Expert in Urban Gamification.