European Creative Rooftop Network - R-EU-FTOP

URBAN SCALE INTERVENTIONS LTD

Northern Ireland

2020

Total project grant (euros)

1,979,281.00 €

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 32/2019

Call publication date

10 Jan 2019

Application deadline

27 Nov 2019

Number of partners in project

9

Lead organisation

FARO TOWN HALL

Partners

COINCIDENCIES

FOLKSTADENS IDEELLA FÖRENING

FRANK LEE

STAD ANTWERPEN

STADT CHEMNITZ

STICHTING ROTTERDAMSE DAKENDAGAN

URBAN GORILLAS

URBAN SCALE INTERVENTIONS LTD

R-EU-FTOP gathers 9 European cities & independent cultural operators exploring how to make use of the underused 15-35% of Europe’s urban landscape: the roofscape. Roofscape means the (tangible) landscape built heritage formed by the roofs of buildings, as well as the scene or view of/from roofs, considered in terms of its aesthetic and (intangible) cultural meanings.

The R-EU-FTOP vision is to imagine, create and share new uses for Europe’s roofscape: as cultural heritage & venues, open community spaces; creative labs for climate adaptation, re-industrialization, circular economy; this applied in the objectives: to develop urban rooftops as accessible community spaces across Europe; as cultural spaces and artistic/ creative media; to pilot creative rooftop-projects with focus on social, economic, environmental sustainability; to establish a European-wide network of roofscape festivals and practitioners; to develop a transnational roadmap & action plan for the “Roofscape Europe” movement; to spread tools and methods into new locations.

R-EU-FTOP also fosters the work of cultural and creative agents, by supporting creation, production and mobility. During 2020-2024, outputs are 9 roofscape heritage mapping + future roofscape visions at city level, 9 transnational artistic residencies engaging 18+ artists, 18+ original roofscape artworks/projects (4 of them by globally-renowned European artists), + 54 associated roofscape activities in the form of creative courses & workshops, cultural events, local guided tours.

With a perspective from above, R-EU-FTOP creates new horizons for Europe, providing citizens with the opportunity to re-discover and re-use their roofscape heritage to improve the creativity, livability and sustainability of their cities. It nurtures among citizens a shared "sense of European place", by connecting cross-border cultural experiences and future visions of rooftops in a joint European narrative for a more creative and sustainable Europe.

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