Urban Activism Worldwide: Cultural Empowerment
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  • Promoting Cultural Empowerment
  • Mintzalagunak Donostia Basque Country, Spain 1 of 12
  • Mintzalagunak is an association that provides everyday situations where people can speak Euskara, the oldest language of Europe, in order to increase its use.
  • Approximately 35% of Donostia’s population of 200,000 speaks Euskara. Mintzalagunak’s goals are to preserve the language and improve fluency.
  • Dashanzi Art Space Beijing, China 2 of 12
  • Dashanzi Art Space provides artists with a living place and gallery space.
  • Formerly an abandoned factory, Dashanzi is now a gathering space for artists, most of whom were previously homeless and estranged from society.
  • The Bag Factory Artist Residency Program Johannesburg, South Africa 3 of 12
  • The Bag Factory runs a residency program for artists to facilitate cultural exchange.
  • This non-profit organization rents affordable studios to local artists, providing an environment that encourages diversity and cross- fertilization of ideas and practices.
  • The Warehouse Cultural Center Blantyre, Malawi 4 of 12
  • The Warehouse Cultural Center was founded by a group involved in the production of the first entertainment series produced entirely in Malawi.
  • While the Warehouse focuses on more traditional cultural expressions such as music and performing arts, it also invests in forms of visual arts such as film and photography.
  • Açev Parents and Children Education Centre Istanbul, Turkey 5 of 12
  • Açev offers low-income families the opportunity for home-based, preschool education.
  • The organization provides courses that teach parents how to educate their children under the age of six.
  • Mahanagari Bandung, Indonesia 6 of 12
  • Mahanagari’s goal is to teach younger generations to have an appreciation of Bandungnese culture and traditions
  • The Mahanagari organization sells merchandise that represents local themes and traditional cultural values and beliefs.
  • Cafe Zoïde Playground Café Paris, France 7 of 12
  • Café Zoïde is a combination neighborhood workshop and café, independent from the school system, that provides an educational yet liberating environment for children.
  • The project offers a playground, art courses and exhibitions, support for foreign parents and children, a café based on exchange and participation, and a library of information.
  • Where is? Temporary Post-Industrial Museum Milan, Italy 8 of 12
  • Where is? sponsors temporary reuse of abandoned factories for urban art projects, performances, and live music.
  • Satvik Traditional Food Festival Ahmedabad, India 9 of 12
  • Satvik is a food festival aimed at stimulating the demand for local crops from in order to generate incentives for their conservation.
  • Satvik includes individuals, organizations, and farmers’ collectives that set up stalls at festivals to showcase and sell organic prepared food, vegetables, and fruits.
  • YG6 Gallery, Atelier, Club, Restaurant, Apartment and more Oslo, Norway 10 of 12
  • YG6 is a creative arena in Oslo that helps people connect with each other across fields of interest and creative disciplines.
  • Iparragirre Basque Country, Spain 11 of 12
  • Iparragirre offers rehearsal spaces and the promotion several local music bands.
  • Homeless Gallery Warsaw, Poland 12 of 12
  • Homeless Gallery is a cultural association that organizes photography exhibitions in abandoned buildings around Poland. Professionals as well as amateurs can take part in the exhibitions.
  • The gallery’s main goals are to support young and/or passionate photographers and to provide them with a place to exhibit their own work.