Mapping of Visual Pollution, Rožňava (workshop)

It is so omnipresent to the point of ignorance. Mostly we try to ignore it, or we try to fight it - in any case, it is here, it gets under our skin and affects us in a fundamental way. Kultural Centre launches workshop on how to look at visual pollution and fight it in professional way. Urbanist and chief editor of the first manual of outdoor advertising in Slovakia, Milota Sidorova will hold workshop in which she outlines lessons learnt from Bratislava and propose ways how to deal with visual pollution in other cities. The event is part of the project Public Spaces Live (VPN), in which we focus on the public space of the city from different perspectives (architectural, sociological, ecological, urban, economic ...) . The project is financed from public sources of the EU Effective Public Administration program administered by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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Creative Mornings Prague: Justice in Cities (lecture)

Creative Mornings Prague will focus on gender perspective of architecture and urbanism. The Creative mornings story began in 2008 in New York. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short lecture on Friday morning once a month. In summer edition Milota Sidorova, urban development specialist will cover architecture and urban planning from a gender perspective. She will present practical examples of gender sensitive design that can contribute to improving the quality of Czech and Slovak urban planning.

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Unusual summer of Milota Sidorova (podcast_SK)

Urban planner Milota Sidorova has had an unusual summer - in 22 days she covered 6,718 km across 20 European capitals and cities. Zuzana Golianová from Radio DEVÍN will ask about her journey, how does the urban planner see / experience cultural differences of European countries? What is her personal reflection and perhaps direct recommendations for us, travelers and Bratislava?

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N2025 Workshop | D̶o̶ it y̶̶o̶̶u̶̶r̶̶se̶̶l̶̶f -Doing it together, Nurnberg

“Evolving Community – Building Togetherness” is a main topic of Nürnberg’s bid for becoming European Capital of Culture 2025. Who defines togetherness in a city und who makes the city? Which cities are good examples for co-creating a city and what can we learn in Nürnberg to build more togetherness in the development of our city? In a workshop led by the Brazilian urbanist Laura Sobral co-creators from civil society groups and city administration in Nürnberg will develop approaches for cooperative urban development.

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TEDx Bratislava: Common Denominator

Even people with totally different opinions must find a value intersection to be able to listen and talk together. Therefore, on July 5, we will be looking for a common denominator in the New Building of the Slovak National Theater. Come and experience 16 unique performances, a number of original surprises and one inspiring day that will change your perspective for the rest of the year. It will be festive.

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It Has Resonated (Interview_CZ)

Once you realize it, it makes a profound sense: men and women use the public space differently. Transport, playground, but also cemeteries. But city planners often do not think about the different needs of people. Milota Sidorová is in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in order to change it. A graduated landscape architect has combined urban planning with sociology and other humanities, and offers another recipe to change it - to help female architects stand out.

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Fair Urban Planning, Liptovský Mikuláš (lecture_SK)

The lecture focused on exploring architecture and urban planning through gender optics that allows us to uncover many inequalities and neglected urban development. In the lecture brought practical demonstrations of gender sensitive design and planning, mobility of care from different foreign cities. In the latter part conclusion were made for possible solutions and stimuli for increasing the quality of planning of Slovak cities.

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Missing Pillar: Communities (article_SK)

If you follow events in Central Europe and Slovakia, you will realize how important this time is to us. There are many exciting and fundamental things affecting our lives, political arrangements, deciding on our course, the future of democracy. How to grab all this and connect it meaningfully on the city level? I live by interdisciplinarity and one of the greatest experiences in life I consider knowledge. At the same time, I like to get to know patterns of human behavior. Therefore, in this paper, I would like to summarize moments from my practice as a planner, presenter, facilitator and woman who connects. I will talk about cities, self-government and the role of professors in a time of threatened democracy.

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Kunsthalle Bratislava - Good Neighborhood: More Than a Logo (debate_SK)

The two most significant industries in Bratislava are construction development and PR and marketing. We got used to development projects that create their own name, brand, story, visualization. They appear not only on billboards, but also in social media, publish their magazines, invest a lot in PR and promotion. However, in the historically unprecedented intensity of construction and sales of the capital's flats, it is good to take a step aside and think critically about what really defines a neighborhood with a good life and what qualities we recognize in the information overload? What constitutes neighborhood identity - how does marketing change and where are its boundaries?

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In female gender: Milota Sidorova (podcast_SK)

Have you ever wondered how different men, women, children and seniors live and work in cities and suburbias? Do you know how these groups usually move around the city and what obstacles they have to face? To what extent do we realize how bad the city's infrastructure, the cars on the sidewalks or the lack of large trees make our lives worse? In this edition of the Female Gender, with the urban planner Milota Sidorova, we will talk about livable cities, the women's view of the profession, the world around us, and how important it is to support women in the profession.

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Restless Cities: Lessons from Central Europe, Bratislava (book launch_EN)

Restless Cities: Lessons from Central Europe is a publication edited by Milota Sidorová and Zdeňka Lammelová that reflects a year-long training programme of the Prague office of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation focusing on understanding the political aspects of urban planning in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. It consists of four thematic chapters that offer introductions into social housing in Brno, participatory processes in Prague, urban development of Bratislava and influencing strategies in Budapest.

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Without Urban Greenery We Will Not Be Able To Deal with Sudden Stormfalls (interview_SK)

Climate change is beginning to affect our daily lives. For example, this summer it happened to me that I had to cancel a meeting with my colleague from Piešťany because she could not come to Bratislava. Because of the extreme heat, the tracks broke and trains got stuck. The tracks were simply not designed for temperatures of new summers. This is a practical demonstration of the impact of climate change on today's technology. Today we do not need to make cosmetic repairs, plant trees or flowers in pots, pour black asphalt roads - what we see in Bratislava. We have to get underground. This means bringing together and involving all those in charge of urban networks, that's the beginning.

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City Has to Serve Everyone, Bratislava Serves People in Cars, Says Urbanist and Landscape Architect Milota Sidorová (interview_SK)

Who rides by car in the city? Who spends time in the parks? Who uses public transport? Who are the people who spend the most time in the city during the day? These are questions that should be the starting point for any public space intervention or urban design. With the urbanist and landscape architect Milota Sidorová, we talked about the topic of gender-sensitive planning. For example, she explained why it is important for girls and boys to play on the playgrounds.

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The Time Has Come For Young Generation to Change Our Cities (Interview_SK)

It is very difficult to catch Milota. Just shortly before our conversation in a pleasant interior block of Panenská Street, she returned from Japan. We spent an hour's interview mainly on Bratislava and its upcoming changes. A public space expert perceives very sensitively non-systemic solutions for managing cities and neglecting the needs of weaker groups in city planning. She believes that Bratislava will also benefit from the positive experience with the transformation of the Prague self-government and the streets of Ljubljana.

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Feminism x City, Košice (debate_SK)

Together with the team Spolka, we have prepared a series of lectures for you "Mestoláska", about life in the city, urban planning through the themes of democracy, equality, transparency and opportunities in the city. We give the city its attention because its future is about the everyday about establishing relationships. In the third lecture Feminist City / Sexist City, we welcome architect Milota Sidorova - a freelance urban planner who, as an urban planning consultant, helps fine-tune public, private and non-governmental projects, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

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