How can we co.create the city we want to live in?

co.city lab started in 2016 as a collaboration between Laura Popplow & Carolin Holzer. We joined our interest and expertise in participatory processes and design for urban networks and build a mobile workshop lab, both quite literaly as a tool and as a platform to work with different partners.

Our main focus is to enable mixed stakeholdergroups to actively take part in processes of change within their own urban environment. Our understanding of participation or public engagment is that of collaboration – for us everyone is a partner in a common change process. We are co.creating spaces and situations that enable collaborative processes.

 


Wie können wir gemeinsam die Stadt gestalten in der wir leben wollen?

Das co.city lab startete 2016 als Kollaboration zwischen Laura Popplow & Carolin Holzer. Wir bauten ein mobiles Workshop Lab, als ganz konkreten Werkzeugkasten aber auch als Plattform um mit verschiedenen Partnern zu arbeiten. Im co.city lab bringen wir unser gemeinsames Interesse und unsere Expertise zu partizipativen Prozessen und Design für urbane Netzwerke zusammen.

Unser Hauptfokus ist es, gemischte Beteiligungsgruppen zu befähigen, aktiv an Veränderungsprozessen in ihrem eigenen städtischen Umfeld teilzunehmen. Unser Verständnis von Partizipation oder Bürgerbeteiligung ist Kollaboration – für uns sind alle Partner in einem gemeinsamen Wandlungsprozess. Wir co.kreieren Räume und Situationen, die solche kollaborativen Prozesse ermöglichen.

 


Partners & Support

The project co.city lab started as a research project in the framework "Connected Action for the Commons", funded by the European Cultural Foundation and in collaboration with the University of Art and Design Linz. In April/May 2016 Laura Popplow was invited by the Media Lab Prado – the residency was a great opportunity to meet the network of city makers in Madrid and beyond and to become part of that network. From July 2016 – March 2017 we were also supported through coaching and a coworking place by the Social Impact Lab Frankfurt in the program "AndersGründer".