Urban Lab in Gdansk Brings together City Planners and Activists

On March 25 – 27 the first Urban Lab was organized in Gdansk to prepare local project leaders to work with the cultural planning methods.

The workshop program included the presentation of Local Areas in Gdańsk by Agnieszka Rózga-Micewicz and Anna Fikus-Wójcik from the Gdańsk Development Bureau (Poland) as well as Warsaw Square research project presentation by Aleksandra Litorowicz from the Bęc Zmiana Foundation (Poland). Kasparas Lielgalvis brought in the Free Riga (Latvia) ideas and Liene Jurgelane informed about the Kometa Festival (Latvia) initiative. Introduction to the cultural planning method was done by Lia Ghilardi with Noema Culture and Place Mapping (UK). Participants heard about Medialab Katowice experiment in visualizing the local history using data and mapping the neighborhood from an artistic perspective in a presentation by Grete Aagaard and Aleksandra Księżopolska from the Łaźnia Contemporary Art Centre (Poland).