The landscape design festival MAGENTA will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, 9-25 September 2022.
MAGENTA aims at actualising landscape design and environmental art, enhancing the role of green spaces in shaping our urban environment, and promoting interdisciplinary public art. The 2022 edition of the festival is dedicated to tactical urbanism.
Tactical urbanism means short-term green interventions into urban life and environment that invite us to consider long-term effects and a need for complex and socially significant actions. Tactical urbanism interventions can creatively and playfully enliven urban spaces, while actively involving citizens in various activities related to environment, plants and urban elements. It’s one of the most effective ways to accommodate new and revitalise old public spaces, to regenerate them or to reveal their potential. This is even more relevant in current COVID-19 situation as the viral pandemic and mobility restrictions made global urban populations strive for more fresh air and open, spacious and healthy public zones.
Announcing tactical urbanism as the topic of the festival, the organisers want to attract creators who promote socially sensitive and sustainable creativity through various community-based and artistic forms, including visual arts, design, installations, music and different interdisciplinary connections.
Aimed at forgotten ‘dead’ or problematic places, tactical urbanism reveals a need for creativity in our everyday environment: streets, squares, yards of apartment buildings, alleys, parking lots, slopes, parks, riversides and other places in Kaunas City.
Costs should not exceed €5000 for smaller-scale projects and €15,000 for larger scale projects.