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Projektom “UPGRADE – prema održivoj prostornoj infrastrukturi” namjera je bila uspostaviti platformu organizacija s ciljem iznalaženja sistemskih rješenja za problem neadekvatne prostorne infrastrukture za djelovanje neovisne kulture i civilnog društva u Zagrebu. Platforma ima za cilj dosadašnja nastojanja u tom području nadograditi konceptualizacijom inovativnog modela, utvrđivanjem recentnih potreba i osiguravnjem uvjeta za uspostavljanje društveno-kulturnog centra kao integralnog modela koji odgovara na potrebe šireg civilnog društva i lokalne zajednice. Ovo je dugoročan proces koji podrazumijeva s jedne strane jačanje lokalnih aktera i same platforme za zagovaranje promjene, a s druge strane utjecanje na kreiranje pozitivnog društvenog i političkog konteksta za njezinu realizaciju. U tu svrhu platforma je u svoje djelovanje uključila nove članice te osmislila aktivnosti koje će utjecati na vanjski kontekst a koje se prije svega odnose na zagovaračke aktivnosti kroz organizaciju javnih događanja i kampanja te daljnji rad na modelu upravljanja i korištenja budućeg društveno-kulturnog centra.

Više o aktivnostima možete naći na http://www.zagrebotvorenigrad.hr

Description of the project

The intention of the project “UPGRADE – toward sustainable spatial infrastructurewas to create a platform of organizations which would search for systemic solutions for the issues of inadequate spatial infrastructure faced by independent culture and civil society organizations in Zagreb.

The Platform’s aim is to upgrade its past activities in this field by conceptualizing an innovative model, defining current needs and providing conditions for instituting a socio-cultural center as an integral model that would meet the needs of wider civil society and local community.

This is a long term process which implies on the one hand strengthening local actors and the platform itself for advocating the change and on the other hand influencing the creation of a positive social and political context for its implementation.

For that purpose the Platform included in its operation new members and designed activities which will influence the external context. The activities primarily refer to advocacy implemented through organization of public events and campaigns, mapping and studying the potential of unused city spatial resources as well as further work on the model of governance and use of the future socio-cultural center.

Joint work of the organizations in the Platform has led to the concept of socio-cultural center in Zagreb which would have a prominent intercultural element. It thus created the Intercultural social center on whose model and way of governance it currently works. In order to inform and include the public and citizens in this process, the Platform initiated the campaign “Zagreb: open city?” which, through numerous media activities and cultural, artistic and social events, examines openness of the city and imagines it in the future

You can find more on the mapping of spatial resources in Mapping and on the campaign in Zagreb: open city? – Campaign for intercultural social center? You can find future activities in the News as well as on Facebook page.