Series of events and urban interventions aimed at exploration and discussion.
DIY-urbanism engages local communities and administrative units into discussion of opportunities and mechanisms of participation of Kaliningraders in the appropriation and development of urban space. Organizers encourage participants to search for ways to transform urban spaces powered by citizens themselves and the development of DIY culture. The event included a basic workshop, seminars, presentations, discussions, an exhibition and a final round table.
The aim was to promote DIY urbanism as a tool for development of urban culture and improvement of urban spaces by the citizens themselves in areas with lack of communities' involvement. Taking part in planned events was supposed to strengthen their competences in the field of public participation and urban studies.
Through the event, participants and organizers created proposals for the improvement of abandoned city locations (under-places) and tested possible planning solutions for selected locations (prototyping).
DIY urbanism helped also to expand the students-sociologists’ experience in research work and their experience in participatory design projects. The event established cooperation of urban activists with educational institutions (university).
The lack of spaces for the presentation of such projects (exhibitions) for a long time.