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small SCALE team

Center for Spatial Research

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Zdravka Dejanovica bb, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Centre for Spatial Research is initiated by the group of young architects, thanks to the enthusiasm and personal commitment. Its intention is enhancement of everyday life in BiH cities same as the wider understanding of architecture as a tool for change. By recognizing problems and needs, it experiments with development of new different models of action in processes of urban planning. It balances between science, practice and activism, pointing the need of interdisciplinary approach.

small SCALE


An open city lab focused on urban transformation by using collaborative approach

small SCALE


An open city lab focused on urban transformation by using collaborative approach
Co-creative small-scale projects as catalysts for urban change and triggers for social innovation
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Public space is where the society is visualized and the citizenship is being built. As a common good, public space is being endangered in post-socialist cities with population drastically changed. In order to preserve public space, enhance sense of belonging [to space and community] and encourage bottom-up initiatives, a series of urban interventions are launched in the city of Banja Luka by small-scale movement. The project aims to re-activate neglect public space through community engagement and implementation of low-cost and ready-made architectural designs. It is a long-lasting process of collective learning that involves wide range of actors and explores novel models of co-creation. Project is based upon the idea that strategically planned small urban interventions may provoke positive change on bigger scale. Three small interventions have been already completed, three new projects are ongoing and some future ones are planned to be also spread across different cities in BiH.



Banja Luka city map showing locations of realised small SCALE urban interventions as well as potential ones.

Poster announcing the call for public presentation of project draft with the sketch of future site development in the background.

Public presentation event for broader audience on the site of small scale urban intervention

Working atmosphere of co-creative process in researching and designing small urban intervention

Citizens, workers and students with mentors building the co-created small scale urban intervention within a multidisciplinary workshop

small SCALE


An open city lab focused on urban transformation by using collaborative approach

small SCALE


An open city lab focused on urban transformation by using collaborative approach
Co-creative small-scale projects as catalysts for urban change and triggers for social innovation
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Public space is where the society is visualized and the citizenship is being built. As a common good, public space is being endangered in post-socialist cities with population drastically changed. In order to preserve public space, enhance sense of belonging [to space and community] and encourage bottom-up initiatives, a series of urban interventions are launched in the city of Banja Luka by small-scale movement. The project aims to re-activate neglect public space through community engagement and implementation of low-cost and ready-made architectural designs. It is a long-lasting process of collective learning that involves wide range of actors and explores novel models of co-creation. Project is based upon the idea that strategically planned small urban interventions may provoke positive change on bigger scale. Three small interventions have been already completed, three new projects are ongoing and some future ones are planned to be also spread across different cities in BiH.



Banja Luka city map showing locations of realised small SCALE urban interventions as well as potential ones.

Poster announcing the call for public presentation of project draft with the sketch of future site development in the background.

Public presentation event for broader audience on the site of small scale urban intervention

Working atmosphere of co-creative process in researching and designing small urban intervention

Citizens, workers and students with mentors building the co-created small scale urban intervention within a multidisciplinary workshop


Idea by

small SCALE team
Center for Spatial Research
Zdravka Dejanovica bb
Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Centre for Spatial Research is initiated by the group of young architects, thanks to the enthusiasm and personal commitment. Its intention is enhancement of everyday life in BiH cities same as the wider understanding of architecture as a tool for change. By recognizing problems and needs, it experiments with development of new different models of action in processes of urban planning. It balances between science, practice and activism, pointing the need of interdisciplinary approach.