Since 2013 the local Transition Town Initiative organizes Transition Day(s) at the Lendwirbel Festival together with the Forum Urbanes Gärtnern. The main focus is to raise awareness on sustainability issues and the creation of an open space resp. a focal point where people can meet. The Vorstadtgarten, which are raised beds and bed-seat-table combinations mostly made of recycled wood, invites people during the first week in May to come together - in the most of the years the beds are in the public space until autumn.
A critical mass is a regularly-happening non-violent direct-action event of bikers to reclaim the streets whereby a big number of people meet to have a bike tour especially using the space dedicated for cars. It aims to reconquer rights and space for bike(r)s and people and address issues e.g. regarding traffic security, the priority of different modes of transport (cars overs bikes), space consumption of cars and also health and environmental issues. It happens in many cities worldwide.
ACTIONDAY «WHO OWNS THE PUBLIC SPACE»
on 14. Sep 2017 at 11:00
Questions such as, how should the public space look like or how can an extended living room, a discourse space and meeting space be created, or how do you proceed with places that cannot be afforded by all? In cooperation with the HOUSE of ARCHITECTURE Graz, the MANAGERIE & the district project ANNENVIERTEL and the theater of Graz, urban policy will be questioned, discussed and ways will be demonstrated on how to shape the public space.
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