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Public-Art Project “Hostility/Hospitality”

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Volgograd and other Russian cities instigated a drive to construct hospitality facilities based on high international standards, but it also posed new challenges to the life of urban communities, occasioning dispute and disruption. The city of Volgograd was significantly rebuilt for the event, with new hotels popping up in places that were once home to parks and recreational areas. Citizens of Volgograd were concerned that the FIFA infrastructure would destroy the city’s public spaces. The negative effects of hospitality gave cause for serious discussions.
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Open Spaces – Open Society

Supporting and strengthening European civil society actors is of high significance for the RBCM Network. Smaller NGOs often work under precarious conditions with limited finances. At the same time, they are doing important work for their cities and local areas and are a substantial pull for young, well-educated people to stay in their region.
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Vektor Provinz

The project ‘Vektor Provinz’ was created by a group of former Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Russian Federation and their partners and host institutions. The project began in the northern Russian town of Arkhangelsk and focused on significant regional cultural developments in Russia and Germany.
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Urbanautica – Searching for Habitable Spaces

The history of the East Ukrainian metropolis Dnipropetrovsk is a history of cosmonautics, a close relation that continues to influence the development of the cityscape to this very day. Dnipropetrovsk was known as the ‘rocket city’ during the Soviet era. The third-largest city in Ukraine underwent numerous changes during the Orange Revolution and the recent turmoil. Nowadays, the city is one of the most important industrial areas in the country and is the centre of space-related research.
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Re-Opening the Public

Five teams from different Russian cities participated in this forum: Archangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, and Astrakhan. The teams were composed of people from many different sectors and included curators, artists, cultural managers, city planners, representatives of the administration, and NGOs.
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