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Iza Rutkowska & the inhabitants

http://www.izarutkowska.com

Miernicza street, Wrocław, Poland
artist who integrate communities and introduce social change. She believes that pulling people out of their everyday routine, breaking stereotypes and continued work with a single community brings about real social changes. She conducts performative research. She designs interactive objects in order to catalyse the energy of a given community, and then cooperates with them for permanent transformation of spaces. She co-creates playgrounds with children, and backyards with residents.

Everyone's yard


What happens if 7-meter long hedgehog appeares on your yard

Everyone's yard


What happens if 7-meter long hedgehog appeares on your yard
How to rebuild the yard by involving its inhabitants
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Everyone’s yard is an example of how by encouraging inhabitants and collaborating with local authorities you may, not only rebuild the space, but also change it into integrational space.
The project had began in 2015 when the artist appeared on the backyard with interactive 7-meter long hedgehog. She nocked peoples doors and followed peoples ideas and needs. They crowdfunded to take the local kids for holidays with the hedgehog in 2016. They got determined to rebuild the yard after that. In 2018 they got founding by winning the participatory budget competition and together with the artist redesigned the yard. The local authorities made it formal. Artist created the School of Knocking on Doors to involve interdisciplinary team to study by practice in consultations with inhabitants. There were several performative consultations apart on professional design was made. There are the locals on visuals instead of „bodies from data base”.



Everyone's yard


What happens if 7-meter long hedgehog appeares on your yard

Everyone's yard


What happens if 7-meter long hedgehog appeares on your yard
How to rebuild the yard by involving its inhabitants
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Everyone’s yard is an example of how by encouraging inhabitants and collaborating with local authorities you may, not only rebuild the space, but also change it into integrational space.
The project had began in 2015 when the artist appeared on the backyard with interactive 7-meter long hedgehog. She nocked peoples doors and followed peoples ideas and needs. They crowdfunded to take the local kids for holidays with the hedgehog in 2016. They got determined to rebuild the yard after that. In 2018 they got founding by winning the participatory budget competition and together with the artist redesigned the yard. The local authorities made it formal. Artist created the School of Knocking on Doors to involve interdisciplinary team to study by practice in consultations with inhabitants. There were several performative consultations apart on professional design was made. There are the locals on visuals instead of „bodies from data base”.




Idea by

Iza Rutkowska & the inhabitants
Miernicza street
Wrocław
Poland
artist who integrate communities and introduce social change. She believes that pulling people out of their everyday routine, breaking stereotypes and continued work with a single community brings about real social changes. She conducts performative research. She designs interactive objects in order to catalyse the energy of a given community, and then cooperates with them for permanent transformation of spaces. She co-creates playgrounds with children, and backyards with residents.