The final event of the INTRANSIT project organized by the Goethe Institut Stockholm was following the theme somewhere else today is already tomorrow – What can we learn from co-productive, user-led forms of urban development in northwestern Europe? It took place in Erfurt/Germany from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th of April of 2016.

The first day was outlined as an introduction to the various local initiatives in the North of Erfurt. Until recently, this part of the city was facing a strong trend of depopulation. The local initiatives take the share in reviving this part of the city and thereby caused a threat for their own existence.

On the second and third day of the conference participants were invited to discuss the question of what we can learn from co-productive, user-led forms of urban development in Northwestern Europe in the format of an Open Space, facilitated/curated by Susanne Bosch. During the two days, the meeting discussed various approaches of community engagement and audience development, among others. The Open Space was documented by photographers, illustrators and a team of publishers compiling a series of booklets surrounding various aspects of this question.

Read more about Pikene and the INTRANSIT project on our previous post

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