Seminar: Public Spaces and Participatory Design with the Creative Sector – Exploring Beyond the Urban

Topol at Medvode (source: UIRS photo-archives, foto by Simon Koblar)

Matej Nikšič from WG4 cordially invites all action members to a number of events organised by the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the international network Human Cities – Smoties ( between June 29 and July 1 2022 in Ljubljana and the wider area of Medvode:

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 14:00 – 17:30 Faculty of architecture of the University of Ljubljana, Plečnik Hall, Zoisova ulica 12, LjubljanaSeminar: PUBLIC SPACES AND PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WITH CREATIVE SECTOR – EXPLORING BEYOND THE URBAN Keynote Speaker: prof. Matthew Carmona, University College London Slovenian perspectives on participatorydesign of public spaces, creative sector activities and development of small places Review of best practices from  Austria, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenian and United Kingdom, which are presented in a book »Creative works in small and remote places: European best practices exploration«  
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:30 – 20:00 Guided tour with the organised transportation from Ljubljana  Study visits and workshops: VISITING SMALL PLACES IN MEDVODE MUNICIPALITY Smlednik: Village garden, a visit guided by Urška SešekTopol at Medvode: Welcome (UIRS, Medvode Municipality, local actors) Participatory workshop »The future of small places and their public spaces« (moderated by Natalija Vrhunc)Forests around Belo: Walk and artistic intervention at the homestead Pr’ Lenart: Zvonka Simčič, Mojca Senegačnik, Mojca SfiligojHomestead Pr’ Lenart, Belo: Opening of exhibition »Smoties – Small places. Big ideas.« and cultural program    
Friday, July 1, 2022, 8:30 – 10:00A walk around Ljubljana: MEETING PLEČNIK – HUMAN-CENTERED URBAN DESIGN (guided by Natalija Lapajne, Museum of architecture and design, Ljubljana)  

The official language of the international event is English. To facilitate the organization of the event, please register in advance at, registrations are possible until the vacancies are filled, no later than Monday, June 27, 2022. The official program will be published in mid-June at and Fb UIRS

You are kindly invited to participate in the whole or individual parts of the three-day program! Contact the local organizing committee for more information:

Matej Nikšič –,

Nina Goršič – or

Gurvan Seite –


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