Urban cultural pop up space

In October 2016 Mindspace officially opened a cultural pop up space in small Lumen, at Mikszáth tér as part of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM) project. The pop up space welcomes citizens and experts for a vivid, professional discussion and exchanging of ideas. The aim of the cultural pop-up space is to map the past and the present of an area in District VIII bordered by Rákóczi-Üllői-Fiumei streets and to plan its future in a reasonable and sustainable way based on common interest. The area defined in this project will serve as a plot.

How the cultural pop-up space will function?
In the past few year several interesting research were carried out, cultural and infrastructure development project were implemented regarding the District VIII of Budapest. In the beginning Mindspace aims to get to know the experiences and best practices deriving from previous projects and share them with anyone interested through workshops in every two weeks. Further to this Mindspace plans to broaden the investigation in order to get to know the plot as deeply as possible from various aspects with the help of experts. After, Mindspace and its partners will blend the gained knowledge and their ideas of a smart city with the active involvement of the citizens. The purpose is to create a framework for alternative city planning which is based on knowledge and consciousness and which could be adopted for other districts or for other cities. At the cultural pop up space a huge map helps the visualization and the thinking about the research area. It is opened from 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursdays. Besides the pop up space Mindspace and Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK) will organize several events within the project: urban games, exhibitions, professional workshops, and urban festival.

The photos were taken during the opening night, on 13 October 2016. Photo credit: Győző Horváth

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is a European cultural platform addressing the urban challenges of contemporary European cities. In an international cooperation of 11 partners from six different countries numerous events, programmes and researches will be implemented between 2016 and 2019. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Hungarian partners are Contemporary Architecture Centre and Mindspace.