In close collaboration with urban geography professor Brigitte Wotha, from Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences we are proud to organize the study trip exploring the topic of informality in the city and its potential for being included into inclusive formal planning. This trip should enable the students to think beyond the narrow limits of formal planning. They should learn to work out the possibilities and limits of informal planning, to evaluate the impact of space appropriation as part of the participation of the civil society in urban development and to examine their observations comparatively between Prague and Braunschweig. The project is part of the study programme for the winter semester.
For the first time in the history of modern Slovakia since the fall of socialism and the rise of capitalism, both regimes that did not favour communities much, we are witnessing the rise of lively groups and collectives that are laying the foundations for building new communities.
Many young people, professionals and enthusiasts are bringing home their experiences from abroad and actively contribute to the building of civil society in Slovakia. They are more and more engaged in the discussions about the urban development. There are many positive examples of such projects - Mestské zásahy, Aliancia Stará Tržnica, Dobrý trh or Nová Cvernovka - they all show us that communities have a power to actively transform public spaces or set the rules of public policies.
Be part of autumnal edition of unusual conference WhatCity? organized by well known team of female architects, landscape architects, urbanists, photographers, community managers and artists from Slovak based ngo Punkt.
Book Launch_Bratislava: Restless Cities, Lessons from Central Europe. Milota Sidorova, Zdenka Lammelova
Restless Cities: Lessons from Central Europe is a publication that reflects a year-long training programme of the Prague office of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation focusing on understanding the political aspects of urban planning in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. It consists of four thematic chapters that offer introductions into social housing in Brno, participatory processes in Prague, urban development of Bratislava or influencing strategies in Budapest.
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the monograph of Elsa Prochazka, one of the most influential contemporary creators of Vienna. The focus of the architect, who has been active for more than 40 years, lies in school buildings, residential quarters and urban planning projects, praised by architecture journalist Otto Kapfinger for their "unpathetic elegance and ingenious usefulness". As an exhibition designer, Prochazka has made appearance by designing the musicians' apartments of the Wien Museum.
Cities are places where global environmental challenges are focused, but at the same time they serve as centers for innovation. Fortunately, the care for the condition of the natural environment is becoming more and more often recognized as an important aspect of urban development, that is capable of contributing to both economic development and the growing satisfaction of residents. Good condition of the environment is one of the pillars of sustainable development, which was treated inadequately in cities for many years.
We are inviting you to the Central European Fearless Cities Municipalist Summit. We are meeting in Warsaw, to discuss the most pressing issues that our cities have in common. We will put the focus on actionable skills, workshops and learning form the experience of the greatest municipalist doers.
Bratislava based gallery Transit would like to invite you to our event Susedenie na Šanci (#1) on 28th June from 6 pm till 8.30 pm in tranzit_sk in Beskydská 12, as part of exhibition ‘Start and Finish’, which you can see here until middle of July. Placemaker Dominika Belanska and artist Mads Floor Anderson will be discussing what can be done by neighbors and for neighbors in thriving neighborhood of Slovak capital.
Peace Sofas is a campaign by the European Network for Nonviolence and Dialogue to inspire people to talk together. We found pairs of people with opposing opinions, cut their sofas in half, merged them together, and sat them down to talk. In our hyper-polarized society, talking to people with different viewpoints is one of the most important things an individual can do.
International Conference_MoMoWo Symposium 2018: Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018)_Torino
After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment "from the spoon to the city", and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design.
Join the 9th year of the Festival of Arab Culture – ARABFEST! The program of this year will revolve around lives of women in cities. In interdisciplinary panels you will hear specialists who will be discussing women in indoor or outdoor public spaces, not only in Arabic cities. The main program will be held in the week of 4 - 8 April in Pilsen.
Take part in expert seminar that will introduce a concept of gender mainstreaming and examples of its practical implementation into public participatory processes. The seminar is designed for architects, urban planners and other experts dealing with public participatory processes.
The goal of the cross-disciplinary conference is to highlight and research the phenomenon of violence in architecture and urban space. Besides, the conference aims at stimulating an active interaction between scientists, activists, students, lecturers, and people professionally engaged in architecture and urban planning: the attendees will exchange experience in resolving the issues of spatial discrimination and ensuring the rights that different social groups have for the urban space. Additionally, the conference will serve as a platform for building the culture of sisterhood in the hands-on female architects’ community, and search for the mechanisms of reacting against the urban violence by means of urban planning, which should foster democracy, diversity, and equality.
Conference_Vienna_Femcities 2017_Women’s rights, religion and refugees, European cities between welcome culture and rejection
Women and human rights are a central concern for us as women and gender equality departments in the FemCities network. What are the discussions about women and women's rights in (European) cities in connection with refugees? Who is included, who is excluded and who is silent? What are the positions of gender experts and why? What are difficult topics that we as feminists come across, what are our blind spots?
We cordially invite you to the first networking and experience-sharing event organized by prominent Czech and international organizations working and rising awareness on the topics of gender equality, architecture and urban planning. How to Design a Fair-Shared City? What is gender mainstreaming? How can we use its principles to enhance quality of architecture and urban planning, thus increase the quality of life in our cities?
This event is intended for architects, urban planners, politicians, anthropologists and a wider public with an interest in urban design. We hope it will spark a deeper understanding of gender aspects in design and architecture in our everyday lives.
How do women feel in Prague? Hello, how do you feel here? Is it the city for everyone? Is it friendly for children, seniors, people without home? Is it really possible to create ideal city?How is norwegian city Kristiansand doing through the eyes of the youngest City Councillor Helene Knudsen. And how is Vienna seen by Miloty Sidorova from Women Public Space. Breakfast discussion is coorganized within the framework - Dejme (že)nám šanci by Foundation OSF Prague. The event will happen in the great hall of Hybernská 4.
In the framework of III International Festival of Queer Culture DOTYK, Social and Sports Projects Together with the Minsk Urban Platform are inviting you to attend the two-day workshop "Represent Sport in a Different Way: Gender-Sensitive Playgrounds"
At the workshop we will try to actualize the problem of unavailability of playgrounds for women, girls and elders, consider the experience from the other countries in the design of parks and playgrounds, learn and develop criteria for gender-sensitive redesign of the case site: Zakharova, 58, gymnasium №7 Stadium in Minsk. The workshop is intended for: students and young practitioners architects, teachers, aktivists, those who like to play sports, representatives of sport companies.
The first publication of WPS Prague, How to Design a Fair Shared City? offers 8 simple and captivating stories of different heroes representing wider user groups of our population. Stories of a girl, a mother, an elderly woman or a couple, kids or common visitors using high profile urban areas remind us of daily situations when design by default can be a significant obstacle. On the other hand, it offers solutions on how thoughtful design can significantly improve the quality of urban life - with no extra costs necessary.
This publication has been developed in close cooperation with Heinrich Boll Foundation in Prague and is dedicated to architects, urban planners, politicians, anthropologists and a wider public with an interest in urban design. We hope it will spark a deeper understanding of design impacts in our everyday lives...
In cooperation with Heinrich Boll Stiftung Prague, NKC, Prague Institute of Planning and Forum 50% we will select 15-17 influential architects, urban planners, politicians from Prague, Bratislava, Budapest who will participate on 3-day study trip to Vienna where they will deepen and widen understanding of gender mainstreaming on realized projects of different types of public spaces, housing and mobility.
For its second historical conference-workshop to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 3 rd-5 th October 2016 project Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement - MoMoWo welcomes papers addressing themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, architects and civil engineers between 1946 and 1968. The historical conference-workshop will provide the opportunity to share and discuss the professional experiences of European women active within various fields of design. The workshop is addressed to both, scholars and students.
The program of Green Academy in Batumi, Georgia organized by Heinrich Boll Stiftung South Caucasus focus on the following big thematic frameworks: Green Economy and Politics; Gender and Economy; Urbanism and Gender. WPS Prague will join in preparation of the program as well as participants in the section Gender and Urban Planning.
Public space should be a fair space for everyone. But are we all equal when it comes to the use of public space? How different are the needs among men, women and other groups in public space? And how we can create public space that is fair to everyone?
Women’s Leadership Breakfast_Prague: Role of Women in Building Successful Companies in Real-Estate and Development Industry
Czech Green Building Council in cooperation with WPS Prague invite you to the breakfast discussion and networking event on Women in Real Estate and Development Industry. Three women top managers Jana Musilová (Liko-S), Naďa Ptáčková (Skanska Reality) a Viktorie Součková (Bogle Architects) will share their experiences on:
- Role of Women in strategic management and business development in real-estate and development companies
- Challenges and obstacles in professional life of a woman in architecture and real-estate development
- Personal success story - to be a woman in tech world
ERA21 and 4AM Forum for architecture and media invite you to the launch party of the new issue of ERA21 #01/2016 OSVOBOZENÝ PROSTOR (Liberated Space) and a discussion on the topic of gender sensitive urban planning. Some of the authors and contributors of the issue.
The international conference Gender issues in art, architecture and urban planning. Modernist Females took place in Zabolotny State Scientific Library of Architecture and Construction 11-12 March in Kyiv, Ukraine. The conference was attended by Ukrainian, Russian and European experts, researchers in art, architecture and urban planning. To represent WPS Prague we presented our research Successful Woman Architect, Urban planner.
Early March we attended the international workshop focused on equality of women in public spaces in Tbilisi Georgia. We met with experts on gender equality, activists, academics, lawyers from Poland, Armenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia. And we presented our research on Successful Women Architects. More in the report by Heinrich Boll Stiftung.