The 3rd Project Development workshop was scheduled to be held in Warsaw on 16/17th June 2016 at the premises of The Praga Museum of Warsaw in Praga district.
This workshop focused on public space design in Baltic Sea Region and gathered participants from all Baltic Sea Region countries, representing the PA Culture flagships and potential further partners plus small organizations experienced in creating and revitalizing public spaces.
In the right environment with creative and innovative people, we'll manage to strengthen the cultural and creative sectors in the #BALTICSEAREGION together. Picture above taken during most recent Project Development Workshop in Copenhagen in December 2015. © PA CULTURE
Even though not all flagships deal with these issues, it became apparent how relevant public space design is for cultural and creative sector projects. The workshop took place in the Praga Museum of Warsaw, itself an outstanding example of how public space design is approached in Warsaw. Representatives of five PA Culture flagships were present, in addition to two local flagships and one project from Lithuania, all of whom introduced and discussed their projects. The workshop also provided the opportunity to consult with funding experts from the Creative Europe Desk Poland, Interreg South Baltic Programme and Interreg Lithuania-Poland. Finally, a local team of architects, artists and sociologists introduced their ideas about how to encourage and involve residents of the Praga district to use and design public space close to them.
The workshop provided a unique opportunity for the twenty-seven participants to have a practical experience, along with bringing PA Culture flagships together with local cultural players. The sharing of different ideas allowed for wider inspiration and reflection upon the projects.