Property owners can also reap the benefits of Temporary Uses initiatives. In contrast to municipalities, property owners are often more interested in the direct economical returns that Temporary Use brings about. Providing physical maintenance services Without some kind of maintenance and security, vacant buildings crumble and loose their value due to looting, vandalism and influenceContinue reading Temporary Use for maintenance and co-development of private property
Temporary Use can be an efficient tool for municipalities to redevelop abandoned, hard to develop areas and revitalize run down neighbourhoods. Hlubina, a huge abandoned coal mining and iron production industrial site in Ostrava (Czech Republic), a valuable industrial heritage site right next to the city centre, was standing empty for years while the ownerContinue reading Temporary Use for maintaining and revitalizing degraded streets and neighbourhoods
The City of Ghent turned to temporary use for planning and co-creating lively and engaging public spaces. The City bought for example a bankrupt workshop area in a densely populated neighborhood of Ledeberg to plan and develop a green, public meeting place for local people. During the planning process city opened the area to inabitants’Continue reading Temporary Use as a planning tool for more successful public spaces
Temporary Use projects are often successful in prototyping services that respond to community needs, as well as in adapting to the ever changing trends in technology, work-organization and society quicker than municipalities can. Additionally, Temporary Use can offer a way for municipalities to pool public and private resources in order to create social services. ParticularlyContinue reading Temporary Use creating social services
Just imagine: An artist trying to find a cheap studio space and entering into a limited time contract, which offers space nearly for free. The space is not in the best condition and the artist runs the risk of being thrown out with only a 30 day-notice because better terms cannot be asked for suchContinue reading Providing Temporary Use services
Since May, the old city library building at Ghent Zuid has been opened up to temporary users.
Looking for answers to some existential questions during the Cooltour site visit at our Transnational Meeting in Ostrava.
During our Transnational Meeting in Ostrava, Czechia, we meet with Marta Pilarova, founding member and director of Provoz Hlubina.
REFILL partners meet in Ostrava with Marek Pokorný, director of PLATO, a platform for contemporary art.Continue reading PLATO – the gift of a temporary place
On Sunday, September 10th 2017, many of Ghent’s heritage sites are open to the public as part of Open Monumentendag (Open Monument Day).