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Surface for Urban Innovation: The Politics of Designing Poverty in Colombia and Czechia

Project description

Social innovations tackle poverty

The social innovation in architecture, art, and design (AAD) is used by collectives to assist poor communities of the global South and North by innovating their material environment. Social innovations have played an increasingly significant role alongside world and national social policies. However, they are often decontextualised and isolated from the urban and cultural policies causing poverty. The EU-funded SURBANIN project will establish a new understanding of how innovations globally emerge and move, are locally applied, and what is their impact. The project will compare slums in Colombia with homelessness in the Czech Republic, focusing on a range of heterogeneous social innovations like cable cars in Colombia and design innovations in homeless encampments in Czech cities.

Coordinator

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 246 669,12
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92