A strained crossroads of social, ecological, economic and cultural ideas, positivist views on a more efficient, flexible, and competitive society, inconsistent and unsustainable policies, and the lack of any kind of long-term vision for the development of society – all of these factors have led to the situation we now face in Slovenia: an economic, financial, energy, environmental and food crisis. Since Slovenia´s position is not enviable in comparison to the other European countries, the Urban Furrows programme was established so that, besides keeping the public informed, it first and foremost also develops concrete examples of good practice in terms of alternative and autonomous production, specifically in those aspects of life which are a prerequisite for a tolerant, mutually cooperative, and creative society. On one hand, we have focused on strengthening a culture of cohabitation, on the other, we have aimed to preserve our cultural heritage which, in our opinion, inevitably includes biotic diversity.
Urban Furrows in cooperation with the Goods Cooperative are setting up a system of local self-supply with seasonal, local, and biologically produced food.
Supplement to the second edition of the printed LifeTouch edition: educated, successful, and employed Roma do not interest the public. In general, the state of the Roma population in Slovenia is good, but it would be difficult to say that everything goes in favor of the Roma.
The meaning of healthy food and self-supply, which was self-evident in the past, is getting ever stronger. In order to enable the inhabitants to grow their own produce, the urban gardens project has been launched in Maribor.
On a bicycle parade Grazibor 2012 80 bicyclists from Vienna, Graz, Maribor and Ljubljana have proved that cycling can be fun, that it can be connecting people and that low degrees are not an obstacle when cycling. Lifetouch team has joined bicyclists who have gone on a 68 kilometers long Amber's path from Graz to Maribor.
80 cyclists from Vienna, Graz, Maribor, and Ljubljana set out on a 68 km long cycling trip from Graz to Ljubljana on Saturday, 28 January. The event was organized by the Maribor Cycling Network within the Teleport project. Participants have once again proved that low temperatures aren’t an obstacle for cycling. We prepared a short section from the Grazibor cycling parade for you!
In december Urban Furrows team visited the Social Cultural Center WUK in Vienna which can be used as an example of a good praxis of sustainable development. The Lifetouch video team joined them and prepared a short video. Enjoy!
A strained crossroads of social, ecological, economic and cultural ideas, positivist views on a more efficient, flexible, and competitive society, inconsistent and unsustainable policies, and the lack of any kind of long-term vision for the development of society - all of these factors have led to the situation we now face in Slovenia: an economic, financial, energy, environmental and food crisis.
Members of the Rizom Group, a research team dedicated to finding answers to the question of modern migration politics within Urban Furrows, held a workshop on migration politics in the INFOPEKA youth information and counseling center, Pekarna-magdalenske mreže, on Monday, 28 November 2011 from 4 to 6 pm. There were 17 participants in the workshop all of whom were volunteers and help-seekers at INFOPEKA, mostly secondary-school and university students.
What will Maribor’s traffic look like in the future? Will cars still play the leading role on our roads or will various forms of non-motorized mobility prevail? These were the key questions on Saturday, 19 November, when members of the Teleport project prepared a simulation of what traffic in Maribor could look like in the future. As a part of the Kiblix-MFRU Festival, they organized a simulation of Maribor traffic in the future together with representatives of the collectives Bikekitchen...
Nicolas Denis, a member of the Binario Etico from Italy, appeared on the third congress of Urban Furrows. The lecture was about the work of the organization, he also spoke about alternative approaches in economics.
On Friday, 7 October 2011, the researchers of the Urban Furrows of the European Capital of Culture organized a public lecture on contemporary artistic and social practices which offers different views on the concepts of nationality and nation. The event was held at the Vetrinjski dvor palace (30 Vetrinjska ulica street, Maribor).Siraj Izhar, activist and artist from London, introduced the urgency to integrate cultural activism in political activism through his own artistic production and with...