Rákóczi square days

Four-day workshops conferences and happenings about Rákóczi square, at Rákóczi square with people from Rákóczi square in every half years.

The construction of the 4th metro line started in 2006. Due to the prolonged works, the neighbourhood lost plenty of its liveability, the market hall became abandoned and square was only used for bypassing. Finally the construction ended and it turned out that the exit of the metro fully covers the view of the market hall so it became almost invisible from the boulevard.

In the last couple years, bottom-up initiatives started to give momentum to the neigbourhood. A unique blend of African hairdressers and bars, creative small enterprises, galleries, shops, underground cafes and the endless line of local craftstores give it a special local taste. In September we will make an attempt to use creative small scale interventions to make Rákóczi square a better place. For four days we will operate a pop-up print shop, a serigraph workshop, organize an exhibition in the hall where the map of the neighbourhood, apron of the butchers and the boxes of the farmers will be created. The workshops will be crowned with a professional conference and an evening event session, happening at the hall. Here we will present the creations of the week, what happens in other parts of the world with other spaces, halls and altogether how is space defined and how does it sound.

The events are organised by Mindspace and Climate Embassy Association in the frame of Smart City Budapest Initiative and funded by the Visegrad Fund.

Working with the city (cooperation with institutions) program is part of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, which is a European cultural platform addressing the urban challenges of contemporary European cities. In an international cooperation of 11 partners from six different countries numerous events, programmes and researches will be implemented between 2016 and 2019. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Hungarian partners are Contemporary Architecture Centre and Mindspace.

Rákóczisquaring 2017-2019

Four days of workshops, conference and happenings about the Rakoczi square, on the Rakoczi square, with people from the Rakoczi square.

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