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DANUrB
Cultural and spatial strategy along Danube

DANUrB

The Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre as a project partner proudly announces the beginning of an interreg project financed by the Danube Transnational Programme:

DANUrB – DANube Urban Brand – a regional network building through tourism and education to strengthen the “Danube” cultural identity and solidarity.

Project period: 2017.01.01 – 2019.06.30.

The DANUrB cultural network aims to strengthen the Danube regional cultural identity and to create a common brand by fostering transnational cultural ties between the settlements along the Danube, and by exploring the unused or hidden cultural and social capital resources for a better economic and cultural return. The main goal of the project is to create a comprehensive spatio-cultural network, a “Danube Сultural Promenade” connecting all communities along the river, unifying these into one tourism destination brand, offering thematic routes and developing possibilities that can increase the number of visitors and can prolong their stay in the region. Project partners – relevant universities, research and development centres, regional municipalities, cultural NGOs, tourism boards and professional market based agencies – will create a network and platform to work along a sustainable cultural and tourism strategy, proving that a common Danube urban brand can bring social and economic benefits at once. Very important in this process is that international knowledge and practice will be implemented in local conditions. The closest cooperation with communities and regional stakeholders from Danube countries, creation of common strategy based on individual approach and site specific, can guaranty durability of the project results expressed in sustainable maintenance of Danube Cultural Promenade by local neighbors with economic independence on basis of boosted development of tourism and cultural industry.

DANUrB related programs coming up in KÉK!

http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danurb

danurb@kek.org.hu

Eszter Dávida

Eszter Dávida

Architect and project manager, graduated in the Budapest University of Technology and Ecomomics Faculty of Architecture in 2016. Beside architecture her points of interest are activism, commnity buliding and methodology research for creation of social platforms realted to common local issues. She founded several bottom-up organisations focusing on education of contemporary architecture, urban and design questions, also she has 10 years of experience in this field. She joined the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center in 2007 as a volunteer, currently she is leading the Pecha Kucha Night Budapest presentation event and the DANUrB (Interreg - Danube Urban Brand) program. Recently she has been working as an architect in an urban planning projects and in the activities in KEK she has been focusing on fostering local comminities to participate in urban issues in regional and international scale.

Monika Kertész

Monika Kertész

Founding member and curator of KÉK, she participates in its activities from the begining 2005. Educated as a cultural manager, interior designer and financial accountant. In KÉK she responsible for the operational and financial management of the Foundation. She believes in built environmental education, helped start the ArchiKids Festival Budapest, and is heading the Community gardens program. With her organizational, financial and problem-solving skills she leading KÉK’s operative and financial functioning. She regards social and environmental issues as inherently interrelated, and believes that active local communities may bring about fundamental changes in Hungary, while they learn about cooperation, solidarity and new forms of trust. With her activity in adaptation of methodology, legal background and models of community gardening to the Hungarian environment in the frame of the Community gardens program since 2010 she became a significant actor and expert of community gardening movement in Hungary.

Timea Szőke

Timea Szőke

Cultural manager, she studied art history and design and art management. She is interested in the challenges to understand the world of cross-cultural fusions by creating collaborative frameworks for cultural dialogue. She joined KÉK in 2018 as a project manager of the DANUrB (Interreg Danube Urban Brand) project and working on the local adaptations of the Budapest100 methodology within the DANurB and URBACT programs. Currently one of the project leaders of the Budapest100.

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