Mest - ReCITYlize
5 years MEST, time for ReCITYlize
On Friday, September 28 2018, MEST a place making organisation in Brussels, celebrated their 5th anniversary with "ReCitylize", a half-day symposium for everyone active in urban temporary occupations, support for starters and creative professions, redevelopment projects and related initiatives.
The symposium brought together presentations from six fascinating speakers who each highlight their projects from their own perspective, thus contributing to an intense cross-pollination of ideas.
I was invited to present my work with Artspace LIfespace, Victoria Square project in Athens and share lessons learn on temporary use of empty spaces.
My talk was followed by an academic session that includes an inspiring keynote presentation by Charles Landry, the leading authority in the field of creative urban development.