“Waterfront” 2020. Results
Dear friends! We would like to share a summary of the “Waterfront: Neighbourhood & Community” project activities from last year. That’s what we’ve done!
The third stage of the project “Waterfront: tools & networks. Vol. 2” has started in February 2020. The previous 3 years have shown good results: in 2017 we made a large exhibition at “Sevkabel Port”, in 2018 we arranged a very interesting Urban Forum and in 2019 four teams worked with us to explore four waterfront locations in St. Petersburg. During this time, the project has gathered a lot of engaged people. Last year was also fruitful and interesting.
In February, we held an open discussion to outline plans for 2020. Then suddenly we all were isolated at homes, but we managed to stay active and make the project more public. We turned it into an open online discussion forum. We have been striving for this for two years and now we are pleased to have an active community around the Waterfront project.
Who participated in our meetings? Officials, urban planners, architects and urbanists, artists, businessmen and citizens. During open online discussions with experts, we talked about challenges with embankments of St. Petersburg and other regions.
Another important topic is legal issues of work with embankments. For example: how and with whom to coordinate the installation of art objects? We faced this problem in 2019 and want to find out all the nuances.
Here are the links to our online discussions (in Russian):
“Waterfronts and coastal areas: we need a plan!” (how to cooperate with various projects related to water in St. Petersburg): https://vk.com/wall-152592839_546
“Living Shores” (waterfront development in several Russian regions): https://vk.com/wall-152592839_614