With AoC we discovered that there are plenty of self-initiated, spontaneous and in many cases temporary projects going on in the neighbourhoods. However, projects organised by institutions and professionals usually get the most attention and support. In order to nurture a resilient and diverse ecosystem of social initiatives in the city, we believe it is important to pay attention to and actively support low profile community projects too. Therefore, AoC is dedicated to celebrate what communities are achieving here and now, and to create a useful network for social initiatives by connecting communities and organisations. AoC brings more attention to self-initiated projects, captures the relevance of their activities in relation to current urgencies in society and helps them to take better advantage of the resources offered by institutions.
Project partners: The Umbrella network (Ron Krielen, Gemma Medina, Christine van Meegen, Conor Trawinski, Minsung Wang)