As a group of young creative professionals we believe that raising awareness about citizens’ participation in public spaces is what cities of today need. To achieve this goal we are establishing an international network of young creative professionals - a place to meet> collaborate> create> act. We develop new concepts about alternative and creative use of public spaces together with the citizens. This responsive international collaboration stimulates and sustains citizens’ engagement. Our work is defined by cross- disciplinary, critical and innovative approach to urbanity.
Young creative people are fundamental for the development of a city and its identity. They must be involved in urban policies!
We set up and maintain City Creative Network (CCN) in Skopje, a multilayered center for development of new creative ideas and implementation strategies. It is a network that acts on local level but also addresses general problems in urban space on regional and European level. The main activities include hosting international project based collaborations and public discussions on current issues in urbanity and citizens’ participation. CCN is intended to grow into an idea-generating tank and an educational center with a shared database, a reservoir of fresh design proposals and relevant knowledge for alternative use of public space. CCN connects to the most groundbreaking creative tendencies currently existing in Skopje and expands their field of action.
As an initiating group, our strength comes from our personal experience within diverse creative and cultural fields. We are internationally local, originally from Skopje, with working experience in Zurich, Ljubljana, Vienna, Tokyo, Lisbon, Milan and Amsterdam.