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Europe

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Bookstore’s Business Is Culture Towards A More Democratic City

The Tucholsky bookstore in Berlin sells more than just books. Over the years, its owner, Jörg Braunsdorf, has created a community around culture for neighbours and regular customers who meet at the bookstore periodically. Culture has energized a collective force with the civil courage to face up to the far right in their neighbourhood towards ...

BERLIN, GERMANY

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A Diverse Local Community Finds A Consensus To Assert Power

The K-Buurt or K-neighbourhood is located around Amsterdam-Zuidoost’s Kraaiennest subway station. This community in the suburbs of Amsterdam has demanded recognition from the city since they founded Hart voor de K-Buurt (Heart for the K-Neighbourhood), a local multicultural community network of neighbours who are finding consensus language to assert power over the future of its ...

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Ask A Muslim, A Jew Or A Christian: Answers At Public Space

A group of students with different faiths have come together on the streets of Munich. They have seduced passersby with free hummus ice cream to start an open conversation and answer questions about their faiths at public space. There are three tables with signs, which read: ask a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian. The ...

MUNICH, GERMANY

US

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Artist Lee Mingwei Creates Moments Of Change In Cities

Lee Mingwei has transgressed the walls of museums. His participatory art provokes human connectedness among strangers. These moments of change are evidence of how museums could embrace new approaches to advance social value.

NEW YORK, NY, USA

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It’s Deeper Than Tomatoes: Peacemaking In New York’s Urban Gardens

Peacebuilders Skye Roper-Moses and Michelle V. Jackson recognized the unique position that community gardens have to flourish deeply rooted urban conflicts in neighbourhoods. They support community gardener efforts by using their training in conflict resolution.

NEW YORK, NY, USA

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