ARTS4CITY is the project studio aiming at developing urban culture. We bring new meanings and designs into open and closed urban spaces. We use multidisciplinary and contextual approach, based on research and citizens involvement in urban environment development. ARTS4CITY has started as «Arts for the City» project founded by the Centre for German and European Studies (St.Petersburg State University – Bielefeld University) and EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) and is nowadays supported by CGES.
We are working with different types of urban spaces – from city squares to public libraries – generating new visions and starting new communicative and creative processes there. We are developing and implementing various creative formats: urban games and city walks, cultural festivals and neighbourhood parties, urban furniture prototyping and art-interventions, urban masquerades and street kitchen.
We also organise educational events: public lectures, workshops, crush courses, and sessions at international conferences and forums with leading experts in the field of urban studies, participatory art and urban culture.
Our projects bring together Russian and European cities: artists and urbanists from Florence, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, Vilnius, Riga, Helsinki, Tallinn, Warsaw, Groningen, Moscow, and Kaliningrad have already participated in our events.