Collaborative Spatial Practices: Grassroots and Urban Development

Institute for Spatial Practices is organising a symposium about collaborative spatial practices. The symposium aims to look at grassroots initiatives and urban development from a broader perspective. A cross-cultural comparison of diverse local initiatives, which are usually embedded in particular historic, social, economic, cultural and institutional frameworks, can, namely, shed a new light on how collaborative spatial practices as possible ways to socially just and sustainable urban development.

The symposium wants to compare different cases of collaborative spatial practices in Slovenia and Ljubljana to similar cases in Vienna, Austria and Seoul, South Korea. Vienna is known for its high quality of life, which is to an important extent a result of a socially engaged local government, actively responding to different local initiatives. Due to its geographic proximity, shared history and certain social, cultural and institutional similarities, Vienna is also often considered in Slovenia as a successful example of urban development as well as local initiatives.

Slovenia and South Korea, on the other hand, do not seem to have much in common. A closer comparison, however, shows similarities related to their peripheral social, economic and political position in the past. Slovene and Korean civic society used to be excluded from decision-making process on national and local level, which recently led to emergence of numerous local initiatives, struggling to protect their shared interests and affect urban development. Contrary to many Slovene cities, Seoul has recently become widely known for its successful partnership between local government and civic society, which is also reflected in higher civic participation in decision-making process and management of the city.

The symposium Collaborative Spatial Practices: Grassroots and Urban Development will take place in Slovene language. No registration is required.

10:00 Grassroots and Urban Development, Marko Peterlin (IPoP)
10:15 Collaborative Spatial Practices: the case of Vienna, Matevž Straus (Idrija2020)
10:45 Collaborative Spatial Practices: the case of Seoul in South Korea, Blaž Križnik (Hanyang University)
11:15 Presentation: Spaces of Collaboration, Urban Jeriha (IPoP)
11:30 Break
11:45 Community-driven Urban Regeneration, Alenka Korenjak (prostoRož)
12:00 Urban Gardening – a tradition with a potential, Maja Simoneti (IPoP, LUZ)
12:15 Alternative Consumption Practices in Public Space, Zala Velkavrh (prostoRož)
12:30 Temporary Land Use, Urška Jurman (Kud Obrat)
12:45 Co-mobility and Collaborative Spatial Practices, Tadej Žaucer (IPoP)
13:00 Discussion, moderated by Maja Simoneti (IPoP, LUZ)

Organised by:
Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana

Organising committee:
Blaž Križnik, Marko Peterlin and Tadej Žaucer

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