Want to keep abreast of the latest (rooftop) news and developments? We’ve organised everything here for your convenience.
Nomad Academy: Victoria
Meet Victoria, the nomad from Barcelona. She’s working on her final dissertation on how to link the the practices and uses of rooftops in Barcelona with the Sustainable Development Goal 11, which aims to create sustainable cities and communities.
The ECRN consortium met in Belfast November 2022, where we worked on more rooftop awareness across Europe. We visited some of Belfasts rooftops (for instance the new Belfast Story site, the Oh Yeah Music Centre, and Portview Trade Centre).
Our nomad Agnes Eeg-Olofsson is focusing on the best way to use rooftops for performances. She wants to shine a light on how the rooftops of swimming halls can be used for performances and also through their transparency, giving public access to art.
Our nomad from Belfast: Dean! He’s an avid architectural researcher, and their project seeks to explore the celestial histories of Belfast during ‘The Troubles’ to create an archival piece of work around how observation during this period hindered rooftop development.
Introducing Sophie, the Nomad from Rotterdam. Sophie is a performer, presenter and programmer. This summer she shared a performance with mini-lectures, rooftop-songs and moments of reflection, on rooftops in 3 cities. How can rooftops provide us new space in our dense city centers and busy lives? Exciting stuff!
Meet Sarah, the Nomad from Antwerp. She just finished the last year of her architecture studies by writing her thesis on how the amount of unused roofs in Antwerp could contribute to solving urban challenges. She’s working with Dakkan to see what’s possible on the roof to change Antwerp’s roof landscape bit by bit.
Meet Tiago, our Nomad from Faro. He wants to promote rooftops as creative labs for young and emerging artists to have a space, engage, explore, be creative and put their ideas into practice. He’s doing this through a creative mentoring programme.
Meet Christin, she’s the Nomad from Chemnitz, from our Nomad Academy. Christin is connecting schools in Chemnitz to create green roofs so students will have their own garden to learn about climate-related issues and they’ll become much more aware of the subject.
Meet Marina, the Nomad from Nicosia, from our Nomad Academy. Marina is creating an “Inclusive Community Engagement Toolkit for developing Rooftop Activities” with the playful acronym “ICE-T on the Roof”. She aims to provide alternative tools to allow people to increase the level of interest and participation when initiating and developing a Rooftop Project.
Meet Anne, one of the Nomads from our Nomad Academy. The Nomad Academy is a group of 9 people, that we believe to be the next generation rooftop pioneers! Anne Molenaar is the Nomad from Amsterdam. She’s working on a booklet to inspire people from all over Europe to start their own rooftop initiative.
The members of the European Creative Rooftop Network have selected 18 artists for the Rooftop Artist Residencies. This transdisciplinary project will be organised in the summer of 2022. The artists will travel to one of the European cities of the network and develop artwork related to… Rooftops! Check our list of selected artists!
The ECRN has been selected as one of the official side events to take place in Brussels during The New European Bauhaus Festival in Brussels (and a bit across Europe) between 09 and 12 of June. Join our session “Europe from another perspective” on June 10th!
ECRN met up in Gothenburg this time, where we, among other things, worked on the artistic residencies where two dozen artists will circulate around Europe. The creative natives also showed us around to see projects that make a difference like the Göteborg 400 år.
14-03-22 Meetup in Amsterdam
Last week ROEF Amsterdam had the pleasure of showing the ECRN their hometown. The meetup included inspiring work sessions at local hotspots, visiting rooftops, meeting local rooftop experts and much more.
04-02-22 Artist in residencies
Open call for 18 transdisciplinary Rooftop Artist Residencies in the summer of 2022: residencies are available for artists who live and work in the 9 European cities of the ECRN. They’ll travel to one of the other 8 European cities of the network and develop artwork related to… Rooftops!
On December second, the partner organisations met in Antwerp. The nine partner cities differ in culture, climate and city planning but seek the similarities within the European roofscape and exchange their knowledge of this shared heritage.
The nine partners of ECRN are working on mapping rooftops in their cities. Check out the Rooftopedia by clicking the link below.