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SKOPJE

THE MAINSTREAM

CREATIVE

DEVELOPMENTS

HUB 2014

BY

BECAME A

REALISING

STRONG

THEIR

COMMUNITY OF

CREATIVE

YOUNG

AND

PEOPLE

ARTISTIC

THAT ARE

POTENTIALS.

How to make an initiative? All you need is an idea,

general public. We could grasp the importance and

dedication and people to support it.

richness of a community which was created by many different parts, each contributing and striving towards a positive change.

We invited the most relevant architects, designers, artists, thinkers, activists and academics to work on real problems and see real potentials in the city, using

Skopje Creative Hub 2014 is the beginning of a se-

a cross-disciplinary, critical and innovative approach

ries of projects, which are presented in this book. All

to urbanity. Our collaborators were immediately con-

projects are on-going and continue beyond the frame

vinced about the importance of a creative festival as

of SCH. They are aimed to become instigators of real,

an initiative for activating public space and at the

strategic change and establish a dialogue with the lo-

same time a reaction to the current developments in

cal authorities, and other interested parties in Skopje.

the city. Most of them were already acquainted with

Beyond this, our tendency is to establish a balance

the specificities of the city but also had a somewhat

between the national representative culture and an

exotic image of it. Once all domestic and international

alternative cultural production. We deploy strategic

participants were on-board and started working, the

scenarios for city development that generate new,

great energy and enthusiasm created an atmosphere

publicly accessible knowledge. This book is a data-

of uncompromised and significant artistic expression.

base for further collaborations.

The local/international coupling of tutors proved fruitful in addressing global trends and grounding them in the complex context of Skopje. The local tutors could benefit from the diverse experience, objective and systematic approach of the international tutors while the latter had the chance to experience and intervene

COMMITTED TO

in the problematic but spontaneous and socially rich public space of Skopje. We held daily public lectures and discussions on a wide range of topics which cre-

GO AGAINST

ated a critical discourse that was beneficial both to the participants of Skopje Creative Hub 2014 and the

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Profile for CITY CREATIVE NETWORK

SCH BOOK  

Digital version of our book about Skopje Creative Hub 2014 - new content in public space

SCH BOOK  

Digital version of our book about Skopje Creative Hub 2014 - new content in public space

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