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Walk Toward Your Vision: Join Our Online Visioning Walkshops for Wuppertal

Who knows better what a city needs or how to make it more liveable than its own citizens? Our project Day of the Good Life is exploring ways to motivate and empower Wuppertal citizens to take an active role in visioning and shaping their neighbourhoods. Through the concept of virtual walkshops, the project will create an encouraging space for citizens to come together and generate positive change. Join our walkshops on 10 January 2021 and 14 February 2021 to have a say in making your neighbourhood a place of the good life!

The Day of the Good Life in Wuppertal, during which citizens will design public space according to their needs and wishes, is scheduled for 16 May 2021. More than a just a day, the project is about a process aimed at engaging citizens as well as supporting and strengthening initiatives that work on promoting a sustainable, climate-friendly and socially-just life in Wuppertal.

To accompany citizens in the creative process of developing their own thoughts and ideas, visioning walkshops will be held each month. The walkshops will take place virtually. Join us, team up with your neighbours, and let’s make Wuppertal a sustainable and inclusive city for everyone!

The walkshops are inspired by the methods of urban design thinking and strollology, the science of taking a walk. By walking through the streets of Wuppertal, places with a potential for creative re-designing can be identified and visions for a better, more sustainable and inclusive city can be developed together with other residents. The implementation of the ideas – be it murals, benches, swings, high-beds or whatever people desire – will be carried out by local artists and craftspeople. In addition to the walkshops, neighbourhood meetings will be held to further shape the citizens’ visions for a long-term engagement toward the good life in Wuppertal. The ultimate goal is to enable citizens to bring their ideas to life by forming engaged local groups.

Date: 10 January and 14 February 2021
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Zoom (link will be sent after registration)
Language: German
Cost: Free
For whom?: Citizens of Wuppertal, Osterbaum Quarter

To register, please email the walkshop team at rosenbohm@nachbarschaftsheim-wuppertal.de

All visioning walkshops and neighbourhood meetings will be held according to current COVID-19 regulations to ensure everyone’s safety.

The Day of the Good Life is a joint project of the CSCP and its partners, the Nachbarschaftsheim Wuppertal, e.V., Idealwerk and the Forum für Soziale Innovation (FSI) gGmbH.

For further information, please contact Alexandra Kessler.