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Kuba Snopek (project director), Tomasz Świetlik (leading architect), NGO Kultura Medialna, Stage Dnipro Community

Kuba Snopek initiated and directed the project. He is the author of the crowdsourced model of design and development. Tomasz Świetlik is an architect, who integrated hundreds of crowdsourced ideas into a coherent architectural form. Kultura Medialna is a local NGO that initiated and enabled the project as a part of their festival “Construction”. Stage Dnipro Community is over 250 people, who financed Stage, participated in the process of its creation, and made Stage alive.

Stage


a prototype of a crowdsourced and crowdfunded public space

Stage


a prototype of a crowdsourced and crowdfunded public space
Crowdsourcing allows to activate spaces, by leveraging the energy and resources of their audiences
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  • Systemic changes

Stage is a space, where anyone can organize their own event.

We used crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to reactivate an abandoned park theater in Dnipro, Ukraine. We built a team of experts, who created the architectural vision. We built a big audience, reaching out to Dnipro's cultural communities. We leveraged their ideas, resources, and energy to collectively design and execute the vision.

Over 250 people participated in the process of design and development of Stage. This experience became a mechanism of social integration: in the summer of 2017, Stage hosted over 60 grassroots cultural events.

Stage represents a new model of development, which frees architecture from traditional power structures. Crowdfunding can be an alternative model for financing buildings, which gives communities more independence. Crowdsourcing, in turn, allows tailoring spaces for the specific needs of its audiences.


Stage. The main facade. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

Construction of Stage. Photo: Vlad Lemm

Stage. The riverview lounge. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

Stage. One of the grassroots cultural events. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

The structure consists of an event stage, storage space, lounge, and an acoustic tube – a mechanical amplifier of sound.

Stage


a prototype of a crowdsourced and crowdfunded public space

Stage


a prototype of a crowdsourced and crowdfunded public space
Crowdsourcing allows to activate spaces, by leveraging the energy and resources of their audiences
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Stage is a space, where anyone can organize their own event.

We used crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to reactivate an abandoned park theater in Dnipro, Ukraine. We built a team of experts, who created the architectural vision. We built a big audience, reaching out to Dnipro's cultural communities. We leveraged their ideas, resources, and energy to collectively design and execute the vision.

Over 250 people participated in the process of design and development of Stage. This experience became a mechanism of social integration: in the summer of 2017, Stage hosted over 60 grassroots cultural events.

Stage represents a new model of development, which frees architecture from traditional power structures. Crowdfunding can be an alternative model for financing buildings, which gives communities more independence. Crowdsourcing, in turn, allows tailoring spaces for the specific needs of its audiences.


Stage. The main facade. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

Construction of Stage. Photo: Vlad Lemm

Stage. The riverview lounge. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

Stage. One of the grassroots cultural events. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka

The structure consists of an event stage, storage space, lounge, and an acoustic tube – a mechanical amplifier of sound.


Idea by

Kuba Snopek (project director), Tomasz Świetlik (leading architect), NGO Kultura Medialna, Stage Dnipro Community
Kuba Snopek initiated and directed the project. He is the author of the crowdsourced model of design and development. Tomasz Świetlik is an architect, who integrated hundreds of crowdsourced ideas into a coherent architectural form. Kultura Medialna is a local NGO that initiated and enabled the project as a part of their festival “Construction”. Stage Dnipro Community is over 250 people, who financed Stage, participated in the process of its creation, and made Stage alive.