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workshop: Spaces of Collectivity

with Spolka Collective (architects, urbanists and sociologists) 

in English

How can we act collectively when each of us brings their own perspective, values, assumptions and also own language? How do the many become one? And what compromises does one need to agree to on their way? We will explore these questions with you through a practical exercise of mapping existing and potential spaces for collectivity at Malzfabrik. The aim of the workshop is thus twofold: to reflect together on the spatial aspects of collectivity and also on the mechanisms that can activate them.

Spolka is a collective of architects, urbanists and sociologists dealing with the production of space and engaging the public in the collective making of our cities. Focusing on the Central and Eastern Europe their aim is to cultivate the public realm through educational activities, artistic and architectural interventions, and institutional and public dialogue. Spolka’s projects address issues related to the city, public spaces, participation, co-creation, (in)equality and communication. Officially started in 2015, Spolka’s activities are until now mainly centered on Košice, Slovakia, the hometown of its members, who currently live in Berlin, Prague, Brno and Košice. More at