projects

Infrablue

Blue infrastructures as natural, social and cultural devices to enhance urban potential.

EUROPEAN PROJECT

The aim of the project is to identify and analyse a blue infrastructure in each of the three partner cities (Torino, Lisbon, Belgrade) and to enhance their potential as natural, social and cultural devices.

The blue element is considered as a natural resource for its capacity to address the more and more urgent need for a green transition, as a social resource for its ability to bring communities together and as a cultural resource for creating a sense of identity and belonging. In other words, rivers, canals, urban waterways can embody and reaffirm the principles of beauty, sustainability and inclusiveness at the core of the New European Bauhaus.

Starting from the territorial analysis and a dialogue with the communities and the people that daily approach the river, the project partners organise co-creation labs and involve the local creative communities to reactivate previously neglected areas through original artistic productions.

The whole process is narrated by local videomakers in order to produce a documentary witnessing these experiences. Eventually they can inspire those cities that, throughout Europe, intend to create urban, social and cultural value by enhancing their natural resources.

PROJECT

TOTAL BUDGET OF THE PROJECT

249.799,00 €

FINANCING PROGRAM

Creative Europe

LEAD PARTNER

Urban Lab (IT)

partners

Lisboa E-Nova (PT); GRAD – European Centre for Culture and Debate (RS); Istituto di Scienze Sociali dell’Università di Lisbona (PT).

duration

36 months (January 2023 – December 2025)