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Open Call for International Design Lab ‘Reimagine Your City’ (Germany, Georgia / Online)

Re-imagine your city.

The international design lab ‘reimagine your city’ is a two-year (2022-2023) educational programme for 100 multidisciplinary professionals residing in Georgia, Poland, Ukraine and Germany. It aims at youth empowerment and participation in the socio-cultural transformation of neighbourhoods via interactive digital and creative practices.

The hybrid programme begins on 2 November 2022 with a 5-week research module, design masterclasses, an offline winter school in Berlin, extensive group work, and grants for the implementation of small-scale projects, ending with a summer school in Georgia in the summer of 2023. The work is organised in groups of 25 interdisciplinary participants from the fields of youth work, design, architecture, urban design, art, sociology, activism, journalism, cultural studies, and other related areas. The start of webinars: 16:00 CET, on weekdays, approx. duration of 1.5 hours. The working schedule during the first module is not fixed and will be arranged with a mentor.

During the programme you will:

  • Gain deeper knowledge about city exploration tools and participatory creative strategies for youth empowerment and socio-cultural transformation of neighbourhoods.
  • Learn to develop the best solutions to problems that arise depending on the context of public spaces and the successful implementation of projects.
  • Get hands-on experience in project implementation, including communication in a team, crisis management, budgeting, and evaluation.
  • Kickstart and implement local urban projects with financial and mentoring support such as installations, pop-up exhibitions, mapping projects, community building events, creation of zines and comics, and development of visual identity for neighbourhoods.
  • Expand a network of inspiring city makers by collaborating closely in an international team with experts and multidisciplinary professionals in Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany.

There are no fees to participate and the programme covers expenses during offline educational activities.


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