Shared cities: Creative momentum

SHARED CITIES: Creative Momentum (SCCM) is on a mission to improve the quality of life in European cities. By exploring aspects of sharing and urban design we are creating new ways of living in our cities. Together.

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is a seminal four-year cultural project that brings together eleven partners from seven major European cities: Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Katowice, Prague and Warsaw. SCCM establishes an international network for a creative discourse at the intersection of architecture, art, urbanism and the sharing economy to contribute to the transformation of urban spaces. From 2016 to 2020 more than 150 activities will take place, encompassing festivals, films, exhibitions, artists’ residencies or case studies. The project’s ambition is to show urban citizens that their participation and cooperation is essential for creating a pleasant and valuable urban environment. The project’s creative centre is Prague where the Goethe-Institut, Czech Centres and the reSITE organisation form its core team.

Who: 11 partners from 6 countries
Domains: Architecture, urbanism, art and design, participation
Activities: Festivals, films, exhibitions, workshops, residencies, research and case studies
When: June 2016 – February 2020

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Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM) is a European cultural platform addressing the contemporary urban challenges of European cities. SCCM is a joint project of Goethe-Institut (DE), Czech Centres (CZ), reSITE (CZ), Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (SK), Association of Belgrade Architects (RS), Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre – KÉK (HU), Katowice City of Gardens (PL), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Mindspace (HU), Old Market Hall Alliance (SK), Res Publica – Cities Magazine (PL). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Activities in Budapest by Mindspace

+ Urban cultural Pop-up space 
+ Professional meetings and discussions
+ Urban games
+ Knowledge transfer
+ Workshops | Better Budapest e-democracy platform

Better Budapest platforms

We are working on a better city with citizens, who wants to add knowledge, ideas and time for it. We discuss, share experiences and act together. We edit together a shared document to collect best practices and write a common action plan focuses on the VIII. district of Budapest based on the smart city concept. 

If you are interested in check the Better Budapest document (English) and share and discuss about city development ideas on our Better Budapest e-democracy platform (Hungarian). 

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Short summary about our one and a half years activities in Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project. What is the meaning of "Shared" for us?

Four days of workshops, conference and happenings about the Rakoczi square, on the Rakoczi square, with people from the Rakoczi square. In mid-September for four days we moved in the Rakoczi Market Hall to fulfil our plans. 

 The goal of this research is to map out the different types, the location and the other statistics of the nightlife facilities in this area and figure out what sort of difficulties these enterprises face in running their businesses.

As part of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, I am researching the attractions of public life.

To understand processes and changes in your neighbourhood, it can be helpful to dive into these problems in order to change them in your own neighbourhood. 

Mindspace team met and discussed with Margarita Gomez and Pablo Ignacio about Public Policy Lab.

Old and badly maintained buildings were packed in between buildings that were already restored to their formal state. 

This only is not enough to change the world, but gave some ideas to kick-start and start acivities in spring.

Frank Meijer and Daan Sanders are two Urban Planning students from the NHTV university in the Netherlands, located in Breda. 

We were interested in the future of cities, the trend of individual and community involvement and in what the main challenges are that in general the population, and in smaller scale the inhabitants of Budapest has to face with.

Márton Berki gave a presentation on the gentrifying District VIII of Budapest from a critical point of view.

There has been a growing interest in the role and application of service design in the public sector and in policy making. 

Working with you for a better city - this is the aim of Mindpsace’s launched initiative and online platform, Better Budapest.

For the second SCCM discussion Zoli Erdős, one of the active members of the Civils for the Palace District Association was invited to share his experiences.

For the first Shared Cities:Cretive Momentum (SCCM) discussion Mindspace invited Gabor Szohr, landscape architect, co-founding member of Újirany

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.