This Could Be the Space - Mediactivism Hackcamp in Zagreb
Elven Sicard & Nina Coupat Haye, 2020 | Les Têtes de l'Art (France)
However diverse they may be, many European cities today face similar issues: disappearance of public spaces, favoring private over the common interest and marginalization of those for whom life in the city became unattainable. On the other side of these processes is the idea that the city belongs to those who live in it and it is up to them to decide on its future. Recognizing the importance of citizen participation in creating a social fabric that brings cities back into their own hands, Kurziv’s hackcamp This Could Be the Space focused on reimagining the city and the processes of collective decision-making in their future development. The two-part hackcamp gathered, on the one hand, local students and young professionals interested in engaged journalism and, in the second part, participants from different European cities and different professional backgrounds, brought together to reflect on the future of cities and the challenges they face.