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Conference Exhibition

State of the Art book launch and Human Cities Exibition re-opening in Ljubljana

  • Date: 06.06.2018 – 06.09.2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
  • Location: Dessa gallery , Zidovska steza 4 , Ljubljana

Human Cities partners from Ljubljana, London and Saint Etienne will present the first common publication of Human Cities Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 project to the Slovenian and wider regional publics. The book is a result of an extensive research of all partners and maps and analyses the already established  participatory practices of urban public space provision. The presentation will take place in one of the architectural galleries in central part of Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, a cosy Dessa gallery. The invited speakers will present and discuss the Human Cities international mission (Josyane Franc, Cite du design, lead of the project), Human Cities activities in Ljubljana (Matej Niksic, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, lead of Slovenian part of the project), and offer deeper insights into the contents of the book (Isabelle Daeron, France based editorial coordinator; Robin Houterman, UK based contributor ; Audrey Templier, France based designer). The event aims in bringing into the discussion local initiatives too to form a space of dialog on the issues and challenges of participatory practices in contemporary Europe. The event will also relaunch the exibition PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE – SHARED VALUES. The exibition highlights some best practices of participatory reclamation of urban public space in Europe and stresses the need for cooperation among local actors to reach truly sociable local public spaces in European city.