2012 - Participation by Architecture
Participation by Architecture Studio was dedicated to the opening up of public urban spaces by architectural intervention. The development of a participatory society was to be supported in selected urban neighborhoods and provided with the necessary space.
Architectural ´Best Practice´ projects in Tirana (Polis University), Belgrade (University of Belgrade) and Dessau (Anhalt University) based on comparative analysis and participation of the inhabitants in the lokal areas were developed during the duration of the project. In Dessau, studio elaborated concepts for transforming parts of the "Volksbank" building situated in the center of Dessau to a community center (See "Melting Pot of Creativity", "Urban Rubik´s Cube" or "Urban Living Room" as examples).
The project was supported within the "DAAD Sonderprogramm Akademischer Neuaufbau Südosteuropa“. This included a funding for the conference ´Balcony to the Balkans´ in Dessau on July 11. It focused on new architectural developments in South-East Europe, strongly affected by the still ongoing political shifts in recent history