Baltic Audience Links Partner meeting and public seminar Gdańsk, 17-20 May.

The final gathering of Baltic Audience Links  is going to take place in  Gdansk, starting on 17th May  and finishing on 20th May.

The  “Urban Participation” event is hosted by the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdansk, a member of River//Cities Platform, and overseen by Magdalena Zakrzewska – Duda.

Presentation on the 18th of May and workshop on the 19th of May are going to take place in BSCC headquarters, which are located in a stunning 16th-century Renaissance building, which was once home to the office of Hevelius in his role as an Old Town Council Lord.
More about BSCC and the historic Old Town Hall Here.

In the seminar and workshop are going to take part the representatives of NGO´s from Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Romania, UK and Poland.
You can read about our guest speakers and experts Here.

The title and the subject of the seminar is “Urban Participation“.

The meeting in Gdansk will be, among others, devoted to the presentation of  the Baltic Audience Links research findings. Our research is focused on developing a Baltic network of cultural actors that apply participatory approach in developing urban spaces and contributing into development of the local communities.

The research has been conducted by our Lithuanian partner, Laboratory for Urban Games and Research: Laimikis.Lt, and will be presented by Jekaterina Lavrinec.
During the seminar is going to take place a discussion (“Participatory urban culture and non-formal education: Baltic Audience Development”) on the experiences of cultural organisations from the Baltic Sea Region that developed cultural formats for fostering local participatory processes as well as to the workshop dedicated to public participation in the urban planning context.

The workshop on the 19th of May will be based on the case study of the post shipyard area, the owner of which has changed again, thus allowing for the potentially bigger involvement of citizen’s in the new district’s development plans. To give you some insights into this space and its unusual history we are planning a study visit to Gdańsk’s shipyards.
The workshop is going to be moderated by Roman Sebastyanski, an urban planner who has been engaged with Gdansk Shipyard regeneration process for over 15 years.

There is part of the program which is open to public, details can be found Here.

You can register Here.

The BAL conference will be held in English.

Project coordinator: Intercult, Stockholm, Sweden.
Project partners: River//Cities Platform Foundation, Warsaw, Poland;, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The project is co financed by the Baltic Sea Unit at Swedish Institute in Stockholm.

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