BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK BECOMES PART OF “HUMAN CITIES / CHALLENGING THE CITY SCALE” EUROPEAN PROJECT

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On 21st and 22nd November the Cité du design will host the kick-off meeting of the European project “Human Cities, Challenging the City Scale”.

This project is one of the 21 of 74 selected by the European Program Creative2020/Culture. With the Cité du design Saint-Etienne as leader and coordinator, it gathers 11 partners from various fields: universities, design centres and design weeks, ICT platforms, service design and creative design consultancies.

 

Over a period of four years (2014-2018) they will share their know-how in innovating with people in the urban space using design as a creative and sustainable tool. The partners will work on a continuous human-driven and cultural programme questioning the position and status of people in relation to their city and ever-changing flow space(s) : How to design urban spaces with people taking into account their perception and interaction with the contemporary ‘flow space’?

Partners
1. La Cité du design, Saint-Etienne [FR] – Coordinator
2. University Politecnico di Milano, Milan [IT]
3. Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana [SI]
4. Clear Village, London [UK]
5. Zamek Cieszyn (design center), Cieszyn [PL]
6. Association Design Week Belgrad [RS]
7. Pro Materia, Brussels [BE]
8. Aalto University, Helsinki
9. FH Joanneum University, Graz [AT]
10. Association of Estonian designers, Tallinn [EST]
11. BEAZ/Bilbao-Bizkaia Design&Creativity Council, Bilbao [ES]

The official and public launch of the project will take place during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015 (12th March- 12th April 2015)

http://www.biennale-design.com/saint-etienne/2015/

http://www.citedudesign.com/fr/actualites/051114-programme-europeen-human-cities

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My BDW began in Milan, having a crazy meeting with Jovan at the design library in ZONA TORTONA. 09:15 A short espresso with Mauricio Ribotti: "Are you sure you have a meeting with Jovan this time in the morning? It must be a mistake!" 09:40 a man with a small black suitcase enters the café: "Hi CARO!" both man hug. "Oh! Galit, you are also here?" We sit down and immediately start to talk "design”. After 3 espressos I know I have found my partner for the next revolution! Coming to BDW was wonderful, like meeting old friends. BDW is the most passionate conference, full of amazing designpeople that share impossible designdreams. I was honored to be a part of this group  - and would love to see you all again!

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