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The Praxis of Planning in Unequal Cities at AESOP2018

On July 12  the case of BMINCOME UIA Barcelona was presented by Laura Colini at  at the “Making Space for Hope” AESOP conference 2018  in Gothenburg. The case was discussed   with Ananya Roy, Oren Yiftachel and Ali Madanipour during the roundtable “The Praxis of Planning in Unequal Cities” organized by Daniela de Leo.     photo by Simone Tulumello […]

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The Maré Museum Project _ Rio de Janeiro

Museu da Maré is a community project born out of the desire to preserve memory and identity in a context of poverty and social exclusion. Photo from: www.brasildefato.com.br The Maré Museum is an set of actions aimed at recording, preserving and disseminating the history of the Maré communities, in their various aspects, be they cultural, social or economic. […]

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Urban Reconnaissance in Rio de Janeiro

Since June 28 a team of researchers including Manuela and Sergio is in Rio de Janeiro for a 6 week secondment of the Cocreation project in collaboration with PUC University. They are preparing a methodological contribution to the international workshop that will take place in Santa Marta from July 30th to August 5th, and  carrying field research  for a possible […]

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Urban reconnaissance at Oxford Brookes

Concluding a one month secondment in Oxford in the frame of the Marie Curie RISE Cocreation project, on June 21-22 Lorenzo coordinated in collaboration with Sue Brownill and Ben Spencer a workshop at Brookes University introducing Tesserae’s toolset of participative methodologies to the researchers of the hosting Unversity. Following the exchange initiated in the workshop in Bath we examined the possible application […]

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IN SUPPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN SOCIAL HEALTH CENTRE OF ELLINIKO (MKIE)

UPDATE  June 26, 2018  – Good news!  After the mobilizations that took place inside and outside Greece, the Metropolitan Social Health Center of Hellinikon (MKIE) is able to continue without obstacles its function in its premises where it is located since the end of 2011.  The government has promised in writing that it will take […]

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Bath Co-Creation workshop: Creativity-Based Methods to Engage with Communities

24th May 2018, University of Bath, 6E 2.1 Event aimed at professionals who work with different audiences and seek to use art as a means to co-produce shared understanding and knowledge about communities with those living in them. It seeks to familiarise practitioners with ‘co-creation’ methodologies and is particularly suitable for community researchers, museum professionals, […]

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Henri Lefevbre – Le Droit à la Ville

Next April 4 and 5  will take place in Paris the conference 1968 Le Droit à la Ville de Henri Lefebvre organised by La Ville en Commun. Laura Colini representing URBACT will chair the session: Face aux migrations internationales, quel droit à la ville ? Tesserae will be present to collect interviews to the speakers and suggestions for a project […]

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Exercises in Urban Reconnaissance – updated version!

The long-awaited new version of the Urban Reconnaissance platform is live on internet. As the consequence of an intense workshop and exploration activity done during last couple of years, the hypertext has been almost totally rewritten with a new index and several new definitions. Improvements were made in the user interface, and more are in the go. […]

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Dom Novogo Byta online

Dom Novogo Byta is online. The second RCP film shot in Moscow between 2009  and 2011 and issued in 2013 is now fully accessible from the Re>centering Periphery website and from oginoknauss’ Vimeo channel.

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Switch On Mehringplatz 30.11.2017 @Bauhutte

Switch On Mehringplatz – Closing discussion and book presentation Thursday November 30, 18h Bauhutte Südliche Friedrichstadt, Besselstraße 1, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland From October 2016 to July 2017 the Erasmus + program EULER has developed a series of laboratories in Mehringplatz and the Südliche Friedrichstadt investigating the potentiality of the neighbourhood, its history and current transformations. […]

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Economy and Skills: EULER publication in London

On Thursday 9 November ,  7 pm  th  final publication of the EULER project is presented  in London by the coordinator City Mine(d) together with the partner organisations NDVR, Transít and Tesserae.   The publication explains the reasoning behind experiments conducted over the past 18 months in Barcelona, Berlin, Antwerp and London and captures valuable lessons […]

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Learning from Context – Day one: presentations

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Learning from Context – Day two: workshops

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Learning from Context – conference program

Building social competence from local knowledge 22-23 September 2017 Berlin, Aquarium Skalitzer Str. 6, 10999 Berlin Berlin DE EULER_Program in PDF format. EULER_Conference_Practical information in PDF format Conference program DAY 1, Friday September 22 8:30-9:15 Registration at Aquarium Session 1 09:15 – 09:45   Welcome & Program What Are we doing here – Lorenzo Tripodi The EULER project […]

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B-MINCOME Urban Innovative Actions

Combining guaranteed minimum income and active social policies in deprived urban areas. Laura Colini is the EU UIA expert supporting Barcelona for B-MINCOME Urban Innovative Action. The project is based on the City’s decision to implement a guaranteed minimum income (GMI) to supplement income in the most deprived and poor areas or the City. It is expected that […]

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Learning from Context

Building social competence from local knowledge 22-23 September 2017 Berlin, Aquarium Skalitzer Str. 6, 10999 Berlin Berlin DE   Traditional forms of education and training for employment are increasingly focused on chasing job market demand through specialisation. Meanwhile, a multiplicity of voluntary, self-organised, citizen-based initiatives is breaking new ground in experimenting with skills and competences. Local […]

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URLab #4 – Representing the Neighbourhood

  Starting from the exercise Represented City, this urban reconnaissance laboratory will draw on the explorative practice made during the previous months to reconnect different places and stories of Südliche Friedrichstadt in a narrative path. The workshop will be completed by a walking tour open to the public. URLab #4 Saturday 15 July 2017, 10am – […]

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Mehringplatz StoryLab #4 – Urban Sketches

A digital storytelling workshop dedicated to the production of personal narratives based on impressions and memories of Mehringplatz – Südliche Friedrichstadt.  Participants will be invited to follow their inclination or favourite languages employing writing, photography, video, music and sound, drawing, graphic design, performance etc. Professional technical notions or artistic competences are not necessary. The laboratory […]

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Mehringplatz StoryLab #3 – Collecting Stories

How do we capture different voices of a community in a shared narrative framework? Next Mehringplatz StoryLab “Collecting Stories“ will take place Saturday April 22 at SUPERMARKT.  We will introduce a new tool, the Mehringplatz Card Set, to trigger the collection and recomposition of narratives about the neighbourhood. —— Saturday 22 April, 2pm SUPERMARKT, Mehringplatz 9 10969 […]

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Satellites and Aliens. Exploding Cities exhibition in Hamburg

Oginoknauss’ works from the Recentering Periphery project, including pictures and video,  are part of the exhibition Satellites and Aliens that will open in Hamburg  on March 31 at Kulturbotshaft. The exhibition has been formerly showed in Quito during the UN Habitat III event, and in Berlin and Frankfurt. The event is curated by Anke Rico Johnsallee […]

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3 years full-time funded PhD Studentship in Oxford

 Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment School of the Built Environment  Spatial Planning Research Group Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship Eligibility: Home/EU and International Students  Bursary: £14,000 in Year 1, £11,000 per year in Years 2 and 3 (with no inflationary increase) In addition, in Years 2 and 3, €2,000 per month for travel and […]

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Mehringplatz MapLab #3 – Connecting Layers

For the MapLab#3 we invited the social designers Jan Lindenberg and Stefan Göllner of place/making to coordinate a neighbourhood mapping workshop.

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Strategies for Change

Public conversation with Kathrin Wildner, Christian Hanussek and Erwin Riedmann of metroZones.   The next public conversation of the Switch On Mehringplatz program presents the manifold experience of the metroZones collective in urban research, art and education. metroZones will present some of their recent projects on urban peripheries as „Hellersdorfer Tapete“ and „metroZapp“ on Moritzplatz, […]

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Exploring Creativity in Disadvantaged Urban Areas

Interdisciplinary Conference 14-15 September 2017 University of Bath Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Creative projects shape cities. They have the power to challenge negative connotations attached to disadvantaged neighbourhoods, transform the cityscape and residents’ lives for the better, and create opportunities for dialogue between various urban actors including artists, residents and decision makers. Artist-led […]

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ReGeneration KickOff meeting in San Lazzaro di Savena

On February 27/28 the Kick Off meeting of the  ReGeneration URBACT  III Implementation Network  has taken place in San Lazzaro di Savena.  The lead partner city has presented the project to regenerate a central area of the city into a multifunctional open campus comprising schools, sport facilities heater and public space. The stakeholders involved in the […]

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Prinzessinnen garten

A visit to Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin meeting Marco Clausen. Recorded during the Urban Reconnaissance Lab #3 Spontaneous City. Part of Switch On Mehringplatz – EULER, EU Erasmus plus project.   Here an article about Prinzessinnengarten  by Laura Colini published on the URBACT website.

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CoCreation Kick off in Oxford

January 16-18 at Brookes University in Oxford took part the first operative meeting of the new CoCreation project led by dr. Juliet Carpenter at Brookes and dr. Christine Horvath of Bath University. The CoCreation project will develop a collaboration between four Universities and three non-academic organisations,  including Tesserae. As Dr Juliet Carpenter said: “The project […]

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Mehringplatz MapLab #2 – Mapping Actors and Economies

     

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Mehringplatz StoryLab #2 – Place Narrative

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European Commons Assembly

On  November 15 2016  we were invited to attend the first European Commons Assembly in Brussels. This has been a great opportunity to meet people that from different perspectives, practices and political approaches understand the commons as an essential battlefield for a more sustainable and just society. You can read here Laura Colini’s notes for the URBACT website.

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