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UrbanA Community Conversation: Creating Peace Gardens in the Urban Realm
September 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+2
Presenters: Burcu Eke-Schneider (UrbanA fellow) + team from Wuppertal urban garden, Germany
Sep 15th 2020, 1500-1630 CEST
Peacebuilding is an invaluable method for promoting urban sustainability and justice that contributes to understanding the root causes of problems at the micro level and finding solutions. An important intervention for preventing violence, it works with inclusiveness to help enable emergence of a common understanding in three main ways:
First, it can support inclusive processes of just urban transition that respect diversity of cultural backgrounds and ethnicity.
Second, it can promote more environmentally friendly behaviour and attitudes among participants.
Third, it can convey new meanings of “collective struggle for a common future” in different languages, cultures and sacred places.
The conversation will include a presentation about the first Avantgardenist Peace Garden, located at the Aleviten Culture Center in the heart of Wuppertal city in Germany.