Wed 6 Apr 2016 until Fri 8 Apr 2016 KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest

Funding the Cooperative City – Budapest

New models for community spaces
Wed 6 Apr 2016 until Fri 8 Apr 2016
KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre
Bartók Béla út 10-12 , 1111 Budapest
Free admission, reservation required

From the 6th of April until the 8th of April, the first edition of ‘Funding the Cooperative City’ will take place. Registration is free, however, to participate in the afternoon workshops, a motivational letter is required. Find more information about the event below or on the website of Eutropian.

The self-organization of new spaces of work, culture and social welfare has been made possible by various socio-economic circumstances: unemployment, solidarity networks, changing real estate prices and ownership patters created opportunities for stepping out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development. In some cases, cooperative ownership structures exclude the possibility of real estate speculation, in others, new welfare services are integrated in local economic tissues, relying on unused resources and capacities. The new cooperative development processes also witnessed the emergence of new types of investors, operating along principles of ethics or sustainability.

Funding the Cooperative City – Budapest is part of the Funding the Cooperative City series, bringing together protagonists of emerging community-led real estate development projects from all over Europe in a series of workshops and joint research. The project’s objective is to highlight the potentials of new, community-based logics of urban development, and to inspire new commitments and frameworks enabling similar experiments to unfold. The Budapest workshop aims at establishing an expert network to facilitate experimentation in alternative finance and community investment in the revitalisation of vacant properties. The event is also an element of the Lakatlan Budapest programme of the KÉK- Contemporary Architecture Centre, a meeting of the internationalre:Kreators and Seismic networks and part of the Budapest Activated programme financed by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

The Funding the Cooperative City – Budapest workshop brings together protagonists to help shaping a new European culture of urban development based on community investment, cooperative ownership and civic economic models.

Preliminary schedule

Wednesday April 6
16-18h What are the potentials of community-led urban development in Budapest? / Stakeholder workshop – in Hungarian
19h Civic economy and urban development – in Hungarian
20h Crowdfunding, alternative finance and community spaces – in Hungarian

Thursday April 7 
10-13h Site visits / Művelődési Szint + Open! Festival
14-17h How to build meaningful partnerships in community-led urban development / Stakeholder workshop – in English
18h Cooperative City Development / Roundtable discussion with Pakhuis de Zwijger(Amsterdam), Stipo (Rotterdam), Holzmarkt / Mörchernpark (Berlin), Make a Point(Bucharest), Stealth / Who Builds the City (Amsterdam/Belgrade), Largo Residencias /Ateliermob (Lisbon), VIC (Madrid) Open Jazdow (Warsaw), KÉK (Budapest)

Friday April 8
10-13h Site visits / Jurányi Inkubátorház + Átrium Film-Színház
14-17h How to create sustainable economic models? / Stakeholder workshop – in English
18h Funding the Cooperative City / Roundtable discussion with Shuffle(London), ExRotaprint (Berlin), Stara Trznica (Bratislava), Packhaus (Vienna), Nod Makerspace (Bucharest), Stiftung Trias (Hattingen), space&matter (Amsterdam), Granby Four Streets CLT (Liverpool)

Involved city makers
Levente Polyak
KÉK, Budapest
Daniela Patti
Architect and planner at Eutropian, Rome
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