Urbego together with local partners and many willing citizens, have undertaken a series of activities during 2014, such as mapping, surveying, gaming, creating and working with citizens in Belgrade, Tirana or even Skopje. The experimentation ended successfully with the implementation of a community pocket park in the Albanian capital, achieved during January 2015.
These accomplishments, in part financed by The Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC), were only a starting point of a lengthy process of participatory urban methodology building. Our definite goal is to enlarge the built experience in order to explore the methodology in new contexts in need. Our project proposes a strategy of intervention in small-scale open spaces such as neighbourhood gardens, courtyards, leftovers, redundant spaces or even streetscapes. Based on a co-creation process, it aims to revitalize neighbourhoods by changing mistreated open spaces into community hubs. To this intent, Urbego operates in-situ with local partners and communities of residents under the umbrella of the International Platform for Planning Professionals.
BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE IN ROME