20.06.2023Ro3kvit Team

Open Call: UREHERIT Urban Forums in Zhytomyr for participants and team leads

This public open call is for architects, urbanists, urban activists, visual artists, local residents and architecture students or other interested parties that would like to contribute to the urban rejuvenation and heritage protection in Ukraine by participating in a series of participatory “Urban Forums” in the city of Zhytomyr on 28-29.09.2024 and 4-5.10.2024.
The Forums will focus on two distinct areas in the city: the area surrounding the building of the “Kosmos” cinema, and the Sokolivskyi Quarry. The Urban Forums will be organized by the Estonian Association of Architects and NGO Ro3kvit Urban Coalition for Ukraine in cooperation with the city of Zhytomyr. The Forums are funded by the European Union as a part of an international cultural project titled “UREHERIT”.
We are looking for architects, urbanists, urban activists, visual artists, Zhytomyr locals, architecture students or anyone who’s interested that would serve as participants and team leads for each Urban Forum and are inspired to try out this inclusive method for urban planning. In addition, for every team, we are looking for someone with visualization skills that can do magic with pen and paper, computer renderings or even collage. 
Participation in the Urban Forum is voluntary and participants’ possible expenses are not reimbursed, but there are options to find funding for participating. Please note that in the application form! But participants will get a weekend full of great discussions, new professional contacts and a say in the future of the city and its neighborhoods. The application must be submitted by 30 July 2024 at 23:59 Ukranian time. The application must contain a short motivation letter explaining why you want to participate in the Urban Forums in Zhytomyr. Participants will be selected and assigned to their teams by a committee of experts.

«UREHERIT. Architects for heritage in Ukraine: recreating identity and memory» - is a three-year-long European cultural project which aims to build competence in the fields of heritage protection, regeneration of culturally meaningful sites and projects in Ukraine. The project addresses heritage as a resource for sustainable cultural, social, environmental, and economic recovery, while solving challenges of preservation, re-definition and highlighting the national and local cultural identity in Ukraine. The broader goal of the project is to encourage the local communities of Ukraine to build a new, democratic, and sustainable Ukraine with a unique yet European cultural DNA. Within UREHERIT a total of four Urban Forums will take place in Ukraine in the period between 2024-2025, with the first two Forums serving as pilots.

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