Developing smart and sustainable transformation pathways requires technical and conceptual innovation. The project CAPA.CITY starts from the hypothesis that these innovations can only be implemented in a durable way if they are supported by a process of capacity building. In particular, the aim of CAPA.CITY is to develop a theoretical and operational framework on how to reinforce the capabilities of a collective, consisting of citizens, local stakeholders and organisations, to reflect over and steer spatial transformations taking place in its daily environment. CAPA.CITY specifically focuses on residential subdivisions located in Belgium, Denmark and France and explores location based experiential learning methods, Telling, Enacting and Making, as approaches to support capacity building.
innovations can only be implemented in a durable way if they are supported by a process of capacity building
Telling is explored as an approach to trigger residents of residential subdivisions to imagine alternative futures for their own property and to then support a debate over the quality of these futures for the collective as a whole. The focus lies on the densification of residential subdivisions.
Academic Partner: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille (Marion Serre)
Professional Partner: In Vivo (Rémy Vigneron, Denis Caraire, David Miet)
Enacting is explored as an approach to involve a diversity of actors in the retrofitting of residential subdivisions. The organization of events invite these actors to enact (and thus collectively experience) possible futures. The focus lies on societal issues such as social segregation and the access to services.
Academic Partner: Roskilde University (Majken Toftager Larsen, John Andersen)
Professional Partner: GivRum (Jasper Koefoed Melson)
Making is explored as a method to collectively reflect on the criticality of contemporary ways of dwelling the private realm of the house as well as the shared one of the neighbourhood and envision alternative pathways to live together. The focus lies on underused residential subdivisions.
Academic Partners: University of Hasselt
, Faculty of Architecture (Oswald Devisch, Teresa Palmieri)
Professional Partner: OpenStructures (Thomas Lommée)
experiential learning methods, Telling, Enacting and Making, as approaches to support capacity building.