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Landscape design festival "Magenta", open call for creators

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Landscape design festival Magenta and its’ partner “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” have announced an open call for participation in the 2022 edition of the festival and are inviting creators from various fields to propose their ideas for projects to be implemented in Kaunas City in 2022.

Landscape design festival “Magenta” aims at actualizing landscape design and environmental art, enhancing the role of green spaces in shaping our urban environment, and promoting interdisciplinary public art. The 2022 edition of the festival is dedicated to “tactical urbanism”.

“Tactical urbanism” means short-term green interventions into urban life and environment that invite us to consider long-term effects and a need for complex and socially significant actions. “Tactical urbanism” interventions can creatively and playfully enliven urban spaces, while actively involving citizens in various activities related to environment, plants and urban elements. It’s one of the most effective ways to accommodate new and revitalize old public spaces, to regenerate them or to reveal their potential. This is even more relevant in current Covid-19 situation as the viral pandemic and mobility restrictions made global urban population strive for more fresh air and open, spacious and healthy public zones in densely urbanized areas.

Announcing “tactical urbanism” as the topic of the festival, they expect to attract creators who promote socially sensitive and sustainable creativity through various community-based and artistical forms, including visual arts, design, installations, music and different interdisciplinary connections.

Aimed at forgotten, “dead” or problematic places, tactical urbanism reveals a need for creativity in their everyday environment: streets, squares, yards of apartment buildings, alleys, parking lots, slopes, parks, riversides and other places in Kaunas City.

Therefore, they invite creators from various fields to present their proposals for projects to be implemented in Kaunas City in 2022.

They are looking for creators or groups of creators from various fields that have creative ideas how to mobilize groups of citizens, individual residents, authorities, businesses and non-profit organizations ant to reach any of the following targets: raising awareness of the value and importance of green urban fabric; properly spotlighting shortcomings in urban design of the city and revealing potential of public spaces; increasing active engagement of the public in urban planning; establishing connections between inhabitants and decision makers or creating a model for their collaboration; contributing to better understanding of the needs of people living in a neighbourhood, a block or a street; testing changes in public spaces by applying short-time solutions, before resorting to long-term ones.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 18/04/2021.

 All information here.

 

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Last modified on Thursday, 08 April 2021 17:50

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