Citizen-powered Urban Commons
Thursday 27 October 2016 to Saturday 29 October 2016
The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle – Laboratory, Warsaw

Citizen-powered Urban Commons – conference

Open Jazdów is a community managing public cultural, social and educational activities in Warsaw. 

It is searching for a model of a sustainable co-management of the urban space, in the realm of a project Community Management Model for Jazdów Settlement supported by the European Cultural Foundation. For this purpose different entities were researched, e.g. allotment gardens, housing co-operatives, municipal autonomies (Holzmarkt and ExRotaPrint in Berlin, Darwin Eco-system in Bordeaux) and public programs.

Analysed issues are related to the structure of decision-making (internal and external), the introduction of the principles in the planning, financing, design and the objectives of a sustainable development.

As a result, the researched model could be implemented as a prototype within Jazdów community. The long-term goal, however, is to develop common solutions for the urban space to become a cooperation of the residents, research centres, public administration and social economy entities.

The conference in Warsaw will be a presentation of the management model and a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses, as well as a presentation of other European good practices. 

A publication summarizing the conclusions of the conference will be prepared by the end of 2016.

The event will be open to the public.


The application forms will be collected until 12 October under the link:, where you can also find a detailed programme of the conference.

NB: Places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of a large number of the applications, the decision will be taken on the basis of a candidate’s motivation to participate.

Contact: Andrzej Górz –, tel. 888 068 086.


British Council is engaged in this project as it supports the involvement of local communities in creating a sustainable urban development.