Network of partners from four Balkan cities: Belgrade, Podgorica, Skopje and Banja Luka; exploring innovative, participatory solutions to improve urban public space and the use of commons for creative intervention. With the support of local citizens, artists and creative professionals as well as representatives of the city administration, project seeks to establish models of good practice and network for the experience exchange throughout the Balkan region. An important part of the project and the campaign is an interactive web platform www.nasgrad.org. digital channel that allows users to map the city spots of interest, as well as to make proposals for their improvement. Data obtained through the platform is available on maps of four partner cities, allowing visibility of initiatives to interested parties and at the same time making them easier to articulate and gain significant support for the implementation. In the first cycle of the project the most successful civic initiatives will get creative, logistical and financial support for realization of the initiatives. The project is funded by the Balkans Arts and Culture Fund – BAC. BAC is supported by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).
Belgrade Flower Festival explores, develops and promotes urban regeneration based on the creative participation of communities and individuals; using tools of implemented architecture, urban, landscape and public space design for better social and cultural integration. Through public events and campaigns, education, information exchange on good practice BFC cooperates with various stakeholders – organizations, public institutions, citizens and public and private companies – whose actions directly affect the creation and maintenance of open public spaces.