INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER - From 28 September to 4 October 2015, ‪‎Idea Camp‬ participant Laura Pana took over our Instagram account to welcome you into "The Living Room" and to introduce you to the diverse cultural activities she is working on with migrationlab.

She has posted stories from the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK where migrationlab welcomes the audience in a public living room co-created with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds in Favoriten, Vienna's largest urban district with a predominant immigrant population. You can look back at her stories on ECF's Instagram account. 

ECF is proud to support the School of Kyiv, starting in Ukraine this week and taking place until 1 November. Curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber & Georg Schöllhammer, this biennial will take place in a variety of settings in the city of Kiev. 

The School of Kiev unites the efforts of artists, intellectuals, civil society initiatives and institutions in Ukraine, Europe and beyond, and has been initiated and organised by 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture Laureate Visual Culture Research Centre (VCRC). 

from our library

BOOK - Published in the frame of ECF's Idea Camp 2015Build the City: perspectives on commons and culture rediscovers, reframes and reconsiders previously published historical, artistic, participatory and theoretical perspectives on the subject by a wide variety of authors from different geographical and professional backgrounds. 

This publication presents a range of texts, studies, interviews and cultural examples of what we see happening in our cities and their wider regions across Europe: a powerful bottom-up movement led by citizens themselves, developing new participatory democratic practices that shape our cities and empower us to govern them in a different, collaborative way.