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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It was great for xarchitekten to be invited to BDW as Austrian Architects We were expecting a great time by experiencing all this different thinking’s on design issues. At first there was the road movie from Vienna to Belgrade: 600 Kilometers of flat land, an immense impression of wideness - like riding on a green ocean. Arriving Belgrade we were hosted by the perfect Organization and accompanied by very nice people of BDW. The most valuable element of BDW´s Performing, Discussing, Lecturing in the Theater, Visiting the Clubs and Restaurants of Belgrade has been the linking excellent thinking and facing experts coming from different fields of design as well as different regions of Europe. xarchitekten are convinced about the great role of BDW as an Place for multidisciplinary Evolution, therefore BDW is facing a great future. Hopefully xarchitekten will be connected to BDW again.

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