Dominika Belansk is a placeWaker & aRtivist, passionate about making people realize their creative power and put it into common action. Since 2011 she has been involving local people in urban issues and advocating for the value of their experience and knowledge. She has been helping stakeholders from different sectors to navigate the processes of collaborative planning to make space for their needs and dreams.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
innovative placemaking methods; creative facilitation, lecturing and consultation;
participatory research&planning ; collaborative art projects; applied improvisation
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
gamification in placemaking and citizen participation; urban games; playful networking; creative & responsible use of mobile technology; collaborations for social innovation
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
Nomadic Arts Festival 2016: Neighbourhood and Territory. Site-specific social and cultural event in Bratislava, Slovakia. Co-directed together with founder Mads Floor Andersen. Created in close collaboration with the people living and working in one of the neighbourhoods of the city, as well as with the local cultural institutions, NGOs and initiatives. Through performances of local artists and guest performers from abroad, music and variety of social get-togethers the festival has connected local inhabitants and visitors of the quarter. Highlights included the portrayed performance of Jon ? Gruska that made the iconic ruin of fountain spill sound instead of water and filled it with hundreds of people, and the crowdsourced exhibition Neighbouring, that showcased diverse perspectives on what neighbourhood means through the objects contributed by neighbours, ex-residents, artists and "non-artists".