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Stay informed with the latest news about workshops, events, publications and specific articles from Pro Materia’s different key projects.

The Walled Garden – London

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February, 02 2016

The Walled Garden The Walled Garden story started for Clear Village in 2011, when Clear Village founder Thomas Ermacora visited the site and was struck by its potential. At the time the garden had been derelict for many years,

THINKtent Beograd Human City – Belgrade

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February, 02 2016

THINKtent Beograd Human City – THINKtent Belgrade Human City THINKtent Beograd Human City aims to offer the people of Belgrade an intimate, beautiful and safe space for them to come together for conversation and reflection.

Mjehur Na Mrezi – MNM – Belgrade

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February, 02 2016

Mjehur Na Mrezi – MNM – The Blop on the Net BON https://www.mixcloud.com/MjehurNaMre%C5%BEi/ Mjehur Na Mrezi currently operates as podcast, produced and distributed weekly. Content is distributed and promoted only through social networks / MixCloud,

«Les vieux beaux» – Saint-Etienne

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February, 01 2016

«Les vieux beaux» Where are the old municipal furniture elements ? Abraded, damaged or broked, they remain an excellent material. By repairing and transforming them, the ETC Collective create new objects,

La Cartonnerie – Saint-Etienne

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February, 01 2016

La Cartonnerie http://carton-plein.org/ CARTON PLEIN association was formed at the instigation of EPASE in October 2010, around the conception by episode of temporary and experimental public space of 2000m2 : La Cartonnerie.

Chez Albert – Marseille

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February, 01 2016

Chez Albert Chez Albert project is carried out on a proposal of La Semeuse in the context of a residence at the Laboratoires d’ Aubervilliers. Key actors Main promoters: – Yes We Camp was born during the Camping Marseille 2013 project (an artistic and alternative project of ephemeral base camp that was built in 2013 […]

Safety navigation for Senior citizens – Oulu

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February, 01 2016

Safety navigation for Senior Citizens A smart phone based navigation system with easy-to-use interface to be used by senior citizens and their relatives. The number of elderly is increasing in the future.

Place au changement ! – Saint-Etienne

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February, 01 2016

Place au changement! – Place of change! The Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne (EPASE) launched a call for projects « Défrichez-là » to design a temporary public space located near the Châteaucreux train station and the Chappe-Ferdinand area.

Place It! de James Rojas

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February, 01 2016

Place It! de James Rojas – Place It! by James Rojas http://www.placeit.org From his experience as an urban planner during 20 years, James Rojas realized how difficult it was to make unprofessionals participate to urban planning of their city.

Garage Moderne – Bordeaux

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February, 01 2016

Garage moderne – Modern garage Le Garage Moderne has been one of the first solidarity-based garages in France. From 1990 to 2010 motorists have spent between 4500 and 5500 euros per year.

Lisää kaupunkia Helsinkiin – Helsinki

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February, 01 2016

Lisää kaupunkia Helsinkiin – More city to Helsinki http://www.sarela.fi/english In 2009 Mikko Särelä started a group on Facebook called Lisää kaupunkia Helsinkiin. The aim was to create an easily approachable forum for people with the same interest,

Haringey Warehouse Community – London

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February, 01 2016

Haringey Warehouse Community http://haringeyarts.co.uk/ The “project” is more like a range of initiatives to develop a deeper sense of community and solidarity among warehouse residents. Haringey Arts, a resident-led organisation, is the “spider in the web” of these initiatives.

Canning Town Caravanserai – London

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February, 01 2016

Canning Town Caravanserai http://caravanserai.org.uk/ The on-site facilities of the Caravanserai were built over two years, with more than 50 volunteer trainees working alongside experienced tradespeople. Everything was constructed without prefabricated systems.

Linnaruumiprojekt – Tallinn

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February, 01 2016

Linnaruumiprojekt – Urban project http://www.jazzkaar.ee The initiative started in 2010 as a try-out for 2011 when Tallinn was the cultural capital of Europe. It has gradually grown every year and is a very strong part of Jazzkaar festival.

TEEME ÄRA! – Estonia

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February, 01 2016

TEEME ÄRA! – Let’s do it ! www.letsdoitworld.org It’s the day of collective action that has been taking place in different forms all over Estonia since the year 2008. In 2008 people gathered together to clean Estonia from illegal garbage,

Il Mercato della Terra di Milano – Milan

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February, 01 2016

Il Mercato della Terra di Milano- Milan Earth Market http://www.earthmarkets.net/network/milan The Milan Earth Market opened for the first time on Saturday December 12, 2009, in Largo Marinai d’Italia (Zone 4). It was the second Slow Food market in Italy to be held in a major city,

Critical City – Milan

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February, 01 2016

Critical City http://hof.criticalcity.org CriticalCity was established in 2007 thanks to the passion and the efforts of four young friends who had the idea of creating a new type of urban game aiming at transforming the public space trough creative actions run by the citizens.

Wypożycz sobie local – Katowice

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February, 01 2016

Wypożycz sobie local – Rent the Place DIY http://naprawsobiemiasto.eu/ For the first time, the Foundation addressed the issue of empty buildings in 2013, during the realisation of the project Vacant Central Europe: Mapping and recycling empty urban properties.

Ogródki bez granic – Cieszyn

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January, 29 2016

Ogródki bez granic – Garden without borders http://www.laja.pl/fundacja-laja/ In the current society young people are more and more attached to social media communication losing their connections in real life. Also their activity within the field of active citizenship moves to the platform of social media.

Živa dvorišča Maribora (projekt Društvo Hiša) – Maribor

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January, 29 2016

Živa dvorišča Maribora (projekt Društvo Hiša) – Living Courtyards of Maribor (project of society Hisa!/House!) http://www.ziva-dvorisca.si/en In 2012, Maribor was the European Capital of Culture. That is why it was important to promote personal and bottom up initiatives in order to make them bigger.

Knjižnica pod krošnjami – Ljubljana

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January, 29 2016

Knjižnica pod krošnjami – Library Under the treetops http://www.knjiznicapodkrosnjami.si/ Tina Popovic and a friend were waiting for a concert in line in a boring space. They noticed that when you are in a public space there is not that many thing to do.

Les composteurs de quartier – Nantes

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January, 29 2016

Les composteurs de quartier – Neighbourhoods composters Discouraged by the industrial world which was not prepared to change the way of producing and advertising products, the Faltazi design studio started a new project named les Ekovores.