The time of the ARTS project has come to an end. The last papers are written, the last public sessions have been concluded and the last articles are being typed. Where will all the people involved in the project disperse to? Which seed planted during these three years will grow? And where?
Which way to the future? This was the question asked by the 4th Informed Cities Forum that was held in Rotterdam from 26th-27th of March. Over 150 participants from 22 European countries were exploring new ways of bridging the gaps between civil servants, scientists and citizens.
Although this event is a long while ago, the aim of bringing together unlike people and trying to make them understand each other is a reoccuring topic of my year it seems. My observations from March still resonate in me when I visit current events. So I decided to post this one despite the delay.
End of June there was a meeting of interested folks with the initiators of a regional currency in Dresden called the Elbtaler. They met in the new Lose store, which only sells produce without plastic packaging. Here they discussed the benefits and limitations of the Elbtaler.
On the 6th of February representatives from the community gardens in the city came together for a meeting of the Gartennetzwerk Dresden to exchange news and to make plans for the new season of 2015 .