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25 · 10 · 2016

Talk by Chief City Architect Tina Saaby at Community-powered Urban Commons – conference in Warsaw

Copenhagen Chief City Architect, Tina Saaby, will speak at a conference and workshop on cross-sectoral management of public spaces arranged by the community of ‘Open Jazdów – Partnership for the Jazdów Settlement’  located in Warsaw’s central district.


The conference takes place on 27th – 29th of October, 2016, at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle – Laboratory in Warsaw.


For several months the team have been researching on a sustainable model of co-management (or civic-management) of urban commons. They have studied more than 100 cases of urban autonomies, cooperatives, etc. in Europe and elsewhere, as well as legal, organizational and spatial solutions related to sustainable urban planning and civic-management.


The Community-powered Urban Commons conference and workshop will give an opportunity to discuss the collected material and evaluate it with representatives of most relevant initiatives, as selected cases. It will be an opportunity to summarize and discuss the results, as well as exchange experience and knowledge among initiatives across Europe.


The goal is to find a practical formula to tackle social, ecological, economical and spatial challenges. The organizers would like to develop this formula, taking the Jazdów Settlement located in Warsaw’s central district as a starting point and then to transform it into more general model.


Guests: Transition Town Totnes (England), Holzmarkt25 (Germany), Copenhagen city architect Tina Saaby (City of Copenhagen, Denmark), Cooperativa Integral Catalana (Spain), Puu-Käpylä (Finland), Municipality of Bologna (Italy).


The conference is organised by Otwarty Jazdów – Jazdów Partnership as a part of the project Community management model for the Jazdów Settlement, which is supported by the European Cultural Foundation. Danish Cultural Institute in Warsaw is partner of the project.


Program of the conference


The history of the estate Jazdów goes back to the end of World War II. Finnish cottages, brought here in 1945, served as housing for employees of the Reconstruction Office of the Capital City. Today, Open Jazdów combines the functions of housing and public service. In the 27 wooden houses and the adjacent gardens there live and work residents, NGOs, municipal gardeners and beekeepers, academics and students, artists and employees of companies, co-operatives, embassies and public institutions.


The Community-powered Urban Commons

October 27th-29th 2016

Zamek Ujazdowski, Laboratorium, sala kolebkowa

Jazdów 2, Warsaw


Otwarty Jazdów – Partnerstwo dla Osiedla Jazdów
Pracownia Dóbr Wspólnych
Stowarzyszenie Kulturotwórcze Miastodwa
Biuro Obsługi Inicjatyw Społecznych BORIS
Wydział Architektury Wnętrz ASP (Faculty of Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)


European Cultural Fundation
Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa
Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski
Warszawa Lokalnie
Dom Kultury Śródmieście
Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wspierania Aktywności Lokalnej CAL
British Council Polska
Goethe-Institut Warschau
Duński Instytut Kultury
Oddział Warszawski SARP (Stowarzyszenie Architektów Polskich)


Katedra Sztuki Krajobrazu SGGW (Landscape Art Department, Warsaw University of Life Sciences)
Instytut Stosowanych Nauk Społecznych, Uniwersytet Warszawski (Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw)


Magazyn Miasta
Magazyn Kontakt