Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Graz will run Experimentation Labs to involve citizens, local actors and some representatives of the 11 partners to “challenge the city scale”.
In Graz the first steps have already taken place in March 2016. Students of Exhibition Design and Information Design have started a community survey and public space observation by using Jan Gehl´s research methods, such as counting, mapping, tracing, … In addition there have been made interviews with passers-by.
Step two will be an experimentation week in May starting with a symposion followed by three experimentations/ workshops. The national and international experts zweintopf, osa-office for subversive architecture and interACT will explore the experimentation labs question:
(How) can we transform a transition space into a common space, where people like to stay and to meet without being forced to consume?
Some of the concepts of the workshops will be realised and tested in the following weeks.