Shared Cities: Creative Momentum


Budapest100 is a weekend festival of open houses in Budapest, summoned to life year by year by proud locals and dedicated volunteers. Working With the City, the urban festival of institutions organized for the first time from 24 to 28 April, supplements this bottom-up initiative with a series of workshops and events that focus on the institutions located along the Danube riverbank.

The workshops and public events address the relationships between often invisible, yet deeply embedded institutions and their locations, neighborhoods and communities, and the ways they might affect local economies and culture.

During the workshops, partner institutions will work together with researchers, consultants and local stakeholders in order to develop new ways for connecting their institutional profiles and activities with their local communities.

Projektpartners: Goethe-Institut (DE), Czech Centres (CZ), reSITE (CZ), Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (SK), Association of Belgrade Architects (RS), Katowice City of Gardens (PL), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Old Market Hall Alliance (SK), Res Publica – Cities Magazine (PL) #SharedCities

The festival is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Opening symposium – April 24, Monday 15:00-18:00
Venue: Contemporary Architecture Centre (1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla Road 10-12.)

The Budapest waterfront is home to several cultural, public and scientific institutions with national and international significance. Many of these have long histories, often having been located in the same place for decades. Although their presence is important, most of them rarely connect to their neighborhoods, local communities or businesses.

How can institutions negotiate their missions and programs with neighborhood activities? What are the best tools and possibilities for cooperating with local communities? How can local and locally positioned but outward oriented stakeholders make each other stronger?

These questions will be explored through presentations and interactive group discussions, involving the audience and the institutions.

Several partners of the Shared Cities – Creative Momentum program will participate at the event, including Stara Tržnica from Bratislava and reSite from Prague.

Registration: (max. 80 person, 1 person/email)


Institutional programs (in Hungarian)

Workshops – April 25-28. Tuesday, wednesday, thursday – 15:00-17:00

Registration: (max. 12 ppl/workshop, 1 ppl/email)

A three-day workshop series with our institutional and professional partners, where two different groups will parallely work on a specific set of problems.

  1. Locational problems of the institutions and their relationship with local communities: accessibility, use of land and property, visibility, attractiveness and ties to the neighborhood, cooperation with other institutions and economic actors, circular economies
  2. role of digital and new media in content development: digital curation, interactive possibilities, making use of ICT tools to attract broader audiences

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is a seminal four-year cultural project that brings together eleven partners from seven major European cities: Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Katowice, Prague and Warsaw. SCCM establishes an international network for a creative discourse at the intersection of architecture, art, urbanism and the sharing economy to contribute to the transformation of urban spaces. From 2016 to 2020 more than 150 activities will take place, encompassing festivals, films, exhibitions, artists’ residencies or case studies. The project’s ambition is to show urban citizens that their participation and cooperation is essential for creating a pleasant and valuable urban environment.