This platform seeks to fertilize discussions and exchanges over the coming two years, as well as to present local solutions and perspectives, on the topics presented in the Commons & Communities exhibition presented here. It will involve a wide range of local actors in Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in an accumulative process culminating in a multimedia exhibition at the 28th UIA World Congress of Architecture in 2023 in Copenhagen.
How can art drive community building? How can art empower communities? And more crucially: how can art, architecture, and design meet the challenges facing our communities today?
With this exhibition, we seek answers. Artists and architects, sociologists and city planners, and theorists and practitioners across disciplines explore new projects, strategies, and tools for understanding and using common goods, values, places, and spaces we share.
Tina Ratzer has specialized in color workshops as a way to engage the community in creative processes.
Artist Thomas Wolsing has created a garden for the senses on an empty site in a village in Thy.
The Commons & Communities Platform will feature five local editions, each one containing the online exposition, print version and a platform for local collaborations, projects and exchanges in the following countries: Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey and one for the three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).
Brazilian local projects opened September 2021, and Chinese, Turkish, Russian and Baltic local projects open in March 2022.
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