Belgrade (Serbia), 2013
Students, experts, artists, activists and local residents temporarily take over a ruined building and work together to improve the Savamala neighbourhood.
Tallinn (Estonia), 2012
Renovating an old seaplane hangar has made space for the Estonian Maritime Museum collection and opened up to citizens a section of the Kalamaja waterfront.
Wrocław (Poland), 2012
The new Municipal Stadium tram and train transport hub, an open porch without air-conditioning, has become an elegant landmark in a setting of large-scale infrastructure.
This short video by the American comedians “College Humor” explains how, one century ago, cars started taking over streets that had previously been spaces open to the public. In spite of the popular protests against the dangers of the motorized vehicles, corporate marketing strategies managed to convince urban dwellers that they no longer owned the streets.
This illustration by the artist Karl Jilg, commissioned by the Swedish Road Administration, expresses how far public space in our cities is surrendered to the hegemony of private car.
Miera Street, Riga (Latvia). Cyclists and pedestrians must comply with narrow sidewalks as cars occupy most of the street. But, what if the street was once again a space for effective mobility and social life? "Mierīgi!" (Silence!), a performance by Fine Young Urbanists.