HUMAN CITIES Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, founded by Pro Materia, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, now led by Cité du Design from Saint-Etienne, is significantly different in scale compared to the previous editions.
In the Spring of 2012, Pro Materia curated a second Human Cities festival in Brussels. In Human Cities Festival 2012 Reclaiming Public Space scientific and cultural actors stressed bottom-up initiatives set up by citizens,
Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is a unique place to be for Human Cities when you take into account the geographical location and cultural heritage. This growing megalopolis linking two continents,