The Urban Knowledge Collective
...wants socially just and sustainable cities
Many societal problems we face today (social inequality, shortage of affordable housing, etc.) manifest themselves in cities and can also be tackled there. Due to their multi-layered causes there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to urban issues. Accordingly, we empower urban actors to think and act internationally and beyond city boundaries. We believe that radical social change can only be achieved through collective action.
...co-produces and shares knowledge
As urban actors we have a direct impact on our environment. We learn from it and become experts of our city and its peculiarities. The urban knowledge we acquire is therefore bound to a concrete place. Unfortunately, transdisciplinary and international knowledge exchange rarely takes place. To counteract this we build physical and digital spaces where knowledge is collectivized and insights, experiences and practices are shared. By exchanging knowledge pools from research and practice we develop new strategies and approaches to promote social justice.
…is an open and experimental process
Like cities, the Urban Knowledge Collective has an open, transformable and processual form. The UKC is what you want it to be. Every urbanist, every urban actor and everyone who is interested in the urban realm is invited to collectivize knowledge about urban space. Join the cause!