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Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement

Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement

http://jazdow.pl/pl

Jazdów 3/18, Warsaw, Poland
Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement is the community of the Warsaw settlement of wooden Finnish houses. The 27 houses, other buildings and adjacent gardens are the living and working places for the inhabitants, NGOs, informal groups, urban gardeners and beekeepers, academics and students, artists and cooperatives. Since 2015, the Open Jazdów group is present there as a local partnership supported by the BORIS association (The Office for Support of Social Initiatives).

Open Neighbourhood


Community development and management model for urban common spaces - Jazdów Finnish Houses in Warsaw

Open Neighbourhood


Community development and management model for urban common spaces - Jazdów Finnish Houses in Warsaw
Open space as a common space? How to empower communities in a bottom up city creation?

Nowadays different bottom-up initiatives are a direct response to ineffectiveness of forms of administration and spatial planning. How, in this context, will future urbanism look like? What if citizens will take part of responsibilities for developing and maintaining of spaces?

In the project we show how self-managed communities are a way to bridge the gap between municipalities and citizens. Jazdów in Warsaw is a green colony of wooden Finnish houses, which despite the rich history, barely avoided being demolished. As a consequence of protest social consultations were held and Jazdów started to be a socio-cultural hub.

The project is an idea for management and sustainable design model for Jazdów, where decisions are made in bottom–up, interdisciplinary groups. This process is based on Open Design theory of general ‘frames’ creation, in which spontaneous, grass-roots development can be done, being a continuation of 'generative architechture' history of Jazdów landscape.



SOCIAL CONSULTATIONS

In September 2011 the Association of the Dwellers of the Finnish Houses in Jazdów issued a request for social consultations with regard to the settlement area signed by more than 2,000 people. The city council accepted that request and started the social consultations process aimed at creating the spatial plan for the Jazdów settlement.

Design workshop “Urban acupuncture - Jazdów Finnish Houses”

Interdisciplinary, international students’ workshops was focused on Jazdów and its role as a space significant for the entire city according to an urban acupuncture theory .The goal was to find solutions reflecting the current area’s structure in the context of constant re-construction of the city. Results were presented as a part of „Warsaw Under Construction” exhibition organised by Museum of Modern Art

COMMUNITY-POWERED URBAN COMMONS CONFERENCE, part of European Cultural Foundation grant

Conference and workshops gave an opportunity to discuss the material collected during the project "Community Management Model for Jazdów Settlement" and evaluate it with guests from Poland and abroad, eg. Holzmarkt25 (Germany), Kopenhagen city architect Tina Saaby (Denmark), Cooperativa Integral Catalana (Spain), Puu-Käpylä (Finland), Municipality of Bologna (Italy).

Community Garden by Commons Lab
It is an open place of self-education and organic food production for more than 30 residents of Warsaw as well as space of many cultural events.
Since 2016 in the garden house leads Urban Gardeners’ School, an ongoing series of workshops and lectures on urban ecological agriculture.Also last year they have started a Book and Seed Library, food sharing program and Solatorium - reading room and space for winter recreation.

Urban beekeepers school

Open Neighbourhood


Community development and management model for urban common spaces - Jazdów Finnish Houses in Warsaw

Open Neighbourhood


Community development and management model for urban common spaces - Jazdów Finnish Houses in Warsaw
Open space as a common space? How to empower communities in a bottom up city creation?

Nowadays different bottom-up initiatives are a direct response to ineffectiveness of forms of administration and spatial planning. How, in this context, will future urbanism look like? What if citizens will take part of responsibilities for developing and maintaining of spaces?

In the project we show how self-managed communities are a way to bridge the gap between municipalities and citizens. Jazdów in Warsaw is a green colony of wooden Finnish houses, which despite the rich history, barely avoided being demolished. As a consequence of protest social consultations were held and Jazdów started to be a socio-cultural hub.

The project is an idea for management and sustainable design model for Jazdów, where decisions are made in bottom–up, interdisciplinary groups. This process is based on Open Design theory of general ‘frames’ creation, in which spontaneous, grass-roots development can be done, being a continuation of 'generative architechture' history of Jazdów landscape.



SOCIAL CONSULTATIONS

In September 2011 the Association of the Dwellers of the Finnish Houses in Jazdów issued a request for social consultations with regard to the settlement area signed by more than 2,000 people. The city council accepted that request and started the social consultations process aimed at creating the spatial plan for the Jazdów settlement.

Design workshop “Urban acupuncture - Jazdów Finnish Houses”

Interdisciplinary, international students’ workshops was focused on Jazdów and its role as a space significant for the entire city according to an urban acupuncture theory .The goal was to find solutions reflecting the current area’s structure in the context of constant re-construction of the city. Results were presented as a part of „Warsaw Under Construction” exhibition organised by Museum of Modern Art

COMMUNITY-POWERED URBAN COMMONS CONFERENCE, part of European Cultural Foundation grant

Conference and workshops gave an opportunity to discuss the material collected during the project "Community Management Model for Jazdów Settlement" and evaluate it with guests from Poland and abroad, eg. Holzmarkt25 (Germany), Kopenhagen city architect Tina Saaby (Denmark), Cooperativa Integral Catalana (Spain), Puu-Käpylä (Finland), Municipality of Bologna (Italy).

Community Garden by Commons Lab
It is an open place of self-education and organic food production for more than 30 residents of Warsaw as well as space of many cultural events.
Since 2016 in the garden house leads Urban Gardeners’ School, an ongoing series of workshops and lectures on urban ecological agriculture.Also last year they have started a Book and Seed Library, food sharing program and Solatorium - reading room and space for winter recreation.

Urban beekeepers school


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Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement
Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement
Jazdów 3/18
Warsaw
Poland
Open Jazdów – A Partnership For The Jazdów Settlement is the community of the Warsaw settlement of wooden Finnish houses. The 27 houses, other buildings and adjacent gardens are the living and working places for the inhabitants, NGOs, informal groups, urban gardeners and beekeepers, academics and students, artists and cooperatives. Since 2015, the Open Jazdów group is present there as a local partnership supported by the BORIS association (The Office for Support of Social Initiatives).