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An invitation from the Goethe-Institut and Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM.
“City of Future - Making Heimat” is the name of a project initiated jointly by the Goethe-Institut and Deutsches Architekturmuesum.
In the cities of Central and Eastern Europe, the presence of a kind of countervailing urban development is often clear to see. While historical city centers develop into attractive areas to live, full of urban diversity, in marginal areas – often due to their loss of function – basic public services and leisure facilities and thus opportunities for social interaction fall by the wayside.
This project aims to set an example in the development of small-scale strategies to counteract such trends and work towards ecological and socially sustainable urban regeneration. It aims to analyze specific functional problems of public spaces, whether in city districts or peripheral areas, and subsequently develop an appropriate course of action. This could be the systematic revitalization or conversion of designated areas, the transformation of former wasteland into a new cityscape or a site-specific urban intervention.
These efforts aim to create a specific public space that also allows for diverse usage and ultimately constitutes a “heimat”, a home, for residents. It is for this reason that the project also seeks to support residents and citizens in creating more local public spaces in their city themselves.
The first phase of the project will constitute a conference with accompanying workshops, which will take place at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt/Main on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November 2011. Here, architecture studios from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary will gather with architects from Germany as well as other experts in the field. A brief introductory lecture will lay out the particularly problematic areas. Finally, the participating architects will present a summarized version of their own studio’s sample plans.
In workshops, to be held on the following day, the initial blueprints will be developed for possible courses of action, specific to each area. Our guests from countries in Central and Eastern Europe will provide introductions to the project areas. Together with an architect from Germany and possibly additional local experts, they will form the workshop teams. The resulting plans will be discussed at a group closing plenary session with architects and moderating experts.