How do City Makers access and develop spaces in various European regions? What is their relationship with public administrations and private financial actors? What are the legal frameworks, organisational formats and economic models they employ? How do they access capital for their development projects? What are the regional differences in how civic economy and community-led urban development are unfolding in Europe?
Funding the Cooperative City explores experiments in community-led real estate development in European cities. The event in the framework of the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam and the New Europe City Makers Summit brings together protagonists from Lisbon, Berlin, Belgrade, Rome, Budapest and from various Dutch cities to exchange experiences of property development based on community-driven initiatives, civic economic models and cooperative ownership.
Jeroen Laven (Stipo, Rotterdam)
Tiago Mota Saraiva (Ateliermob, Lisbon)
Marc Neelen (Ko gradi grad, Belgrade)
Annet van Otterloo (Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative, Rotterdam)
Martine Zoeteman (De Besturing, The Hague)
Timothy Duin (welovethecity, Rotterdam) (TBC)
Christian Grauvogel (Ex-Mörchenpark / Holzmarkt, Berlin)
Piet Vollaard (City in the Making, Rotterdam)
SATURDAY 28 MAY
Tijd: 5.30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.