One of the participants in the 2014 Idea Camp aligned with international partners and receives an EU grant of 3.3 million euros. After congratulating Antonija Eremut Erceg, we took the time to unravel her success story.Read More
Reem Khedr took part in the 2015 Idea Camp with an idea called “City Castles / Invisible Shadows”, with which she proposed tackling two challenges: using unused and sometimes decaying buildings as platforms for young artists to practice and perform their art. We took the opportunity to catch up with Reem when she was in Amsterdam in June to take part in a public discussion on How to keep the public space public? In this featured people, Reem tells us about her work in Egypt, on the prototype toolkit for organising community art projects and on her memories on the Idea Camp.Read More
Nicky Crabb, Senior Associate at Apples and Snakes, has received an ECF R&D grant following the Idea Camp 2014, towards their Library Takeover programme; a bespoke training programme for library staff and young people in two different London boroughs. Nicky tells us more about the important community role of libraries.Read More
Our Connected Action for the Commons Programme officer Charles Beckett talks to David Juarez and Ale González about their project, Public Space Tools: a toolkit for activating and sharing public space. They discuss the importance of sharing tools on how people can use public space, the concept of Agora, skaters acting as archeologists and more. Listen to the audio interview and read further information about this exciting project.Read More
Following an open call from The Guardian Witness, looking for stories of involvement or demonstrations to protect public space, our Doc Next Network partner MODE Istanbul has sent their contribution entitled "Imagine it into being", which is now showcased on The Guardian Witness's website. MODE Istanbul has produced this video with Sokak Bizim, a Turkish NGO dedicated to making cities more liveable, as part of the Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons project of Doc Next Network.Read More
On Wednesday, 9 July, we hosted our first online Q&A, #askECF, to get closer to our audiences and to make the application process for the forthcoming Idea Camp as accessible as possible. The Q&A has been conducted through our social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. We are now publishing all the questions and answers on the #PublicSpaceis ECF Labs.Read More
Inspired by the 2014 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureates Teatro Valle Occupato and Teodor Celakosi, Agnieszka Wiśniewska reflects on the purpose of culture and the meaning of public space. She also discusses what we should expect from cultural institutions and initiatives, voicing the need for culture to be "made in touch with people, in collaboration with them, together; accessible to as many as possible."
You are our featured people. We want to know what your vision of public space is.
As part of our open call to submit an innovative, daring idea for cross-sectoral collaboration that engages people in re-defining and shaping “public space”, we are also organising an online campaign for people across Europe and beyond to share their vision of what public space is. Join now and share your #PublicSpaceisRead More