The Funding the Cooperative City series’s next event takes place in the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, Budapest between 6-8 April. Those interested are provided with the opportunity to attend exlusive workshops and public discussions.
The Funding the Cooperative City – Budapest workshop brings together City-Makers and various financial actors from across Europe to help shaping a new culture of urban development based on community investment, cooperative ownership and civic economic models.
The self-organisation 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. 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 KÉK’s Lakatlan programme, a meeting of the international re:Kreators and Seismic networks and part of the Budapest Activated programme financed by the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Date: 6-8 April 2016
Location: KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (Budapest 1111 Bartók Béla út 10-12.)
Organizer: Eutropian (Rome – Vienna – Budapest) http://eutropian.org/
Partners: Estudio SIC, Urbanita, KÉK, Wonderland Platform for European Architecture
Supported by: Advocate Europe, World Urban Campaign, Visegrad Fund, Re:Kreators, Creative Industries Fund NL, Seismic, Polish Institute, Goethe Institut, Austrian Cultural Forumó
Photos: Levente Polyák