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SPACES: a three year project for artistic and cultural action in public space, taking place in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Duration: December 1st 2011 - November 30st 2014 


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Articles on Film FREE SPACES (in German language)

"Einfach mehr Demokratie wagen", ORF online, 24.04.2015 (or download PDF here)

"FREE SPACES" (PDF), Crossing Europe Filmfestival Magazine



World Premiere: FREE SPACES

We are proud to announce the world premiere of the documentary film FREE SPACES, based on the SPACES project, at the film festival Crossing Europe in Linz, Austria!

Screenings on April 24 and 25, 2015!

Find out more here 




Have you missed our final SPACES conference in Vienna? Were you only able to attend parts of it? Or did you share these intense days with us and you want to think about it further?

We are happy to share the presentations and discussions of our final SPACES conference with you! Find out more here.




“Art in the city: connections and gaps” by CSM

The book examines interactions among artists and their physical surroundings, i.e., the city, and artists and urban populations in Kiev, picturing a utopian cultural institution in Kiev’s’ city centre and a participatory project in one of Kiev’s main sleeping districts.

You can download it here for free.  




After three years of art production, policy debate, networking and capacity building, our project is coming to its official end.
SPACES will continue to exist in many ways – through our website and our WEB TV that both stay active, through our main publications – see below!- through our gained knowledge, many ideas inspired by SPACES and the networks and friendships that we established during the project. Actually GeoAIR is going to present public mosaics during an exhibition in Batumi in January. 

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"The Lines of Movement: Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kiev, Chisinau" in Zagreb, Croatia 

On November 3 und 4, 2014 the project partners presented the SPACES project at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb. 

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Read also about Ruben Arevshatyan´s presentation "Conflicting Modernities"


SPACES Catalogue and Policy Paper out now! 

We are happy to present our SPACES Catalogue, which shows you the last three years of the SPACES Project as well as the situation of arts and culture in our partner´s countries. Read more about the publication here.

The SPACES Policy Paper with its collectively-drafted policy recommendations for the four project countries and the region, is also available online!



SPACES Conference Vienna

Under the main title "The artist as activist in public space: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine" speakers from 12 countries and over 100 people joined our final SPACES Conference in Vienna on October 30 and 31st, 2014. Thank you all for the exciting and inspiring days!

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11/08/2014 - 06/09/2014

CHISINAU CIVIC CENTER - people´s park project in Chisinau, Moldova

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04/07/2014 - 27/07/2014

"Holidyas on the Block" project in Kyiv, Ukraine 

about the project 



Open Source Bookstore and Library in Ijevan, Armenia

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People´s Park - drawing workshop in Chisinau

see the visual reports


Article from publication “SPACES: Architecture of Common” in online magazine Korydor 

Read the article 


“Vacant Central and Eastern Europe”

A 10 days SPACES workshop in Tbilisi mapping empty properties by researching planning instruments, architectural tools and exchanging experiences and strategies of intervention that enable the temporary use of empty properties and their conversion for another use.

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See pictures of abandoned places 


How to turn an abandoned parc in Chisinau into an enjoyable place for the neighbourhood: a SPACES community action carried out by our partner Oberliht.

Watch the video


Explore our new crowdmap of Chisinau, Moldova 



Out now: Calendar and booklet of the Local Air Lines Project Armenia,
mapping of abandoned airports in Yerevan, by More


Upcoming! Publication "SPACES: Architecture of Common" by CSM
Find out about it


About: Living with Shushanik Kurghinyan
Public Readings of feminist and revolutionary writer Shushanik Kurghinyan on November 30th, 2013, in the empty fountains of the Republic Square metro station, Yerevan, Armenia.
Read details and see the pictures


Join the workshop: Participation VS Participatory - City dwellers and urban interventions
GeoAIR invites emerging artists, activists, researchers, cultural managers and actors to participate in the workshop concerning participatory approaches in urban interventions.
November 9th, 2013, at GeoAIR residency, Zubalashvilebi 56 A, Tbilisi.
Application deadline: November 4, 2013. To apply, please complete the online registration form


Wrap-up SPACES Caravan Moldova, September 2013: "Chisinau Civic Center - beyond the red lines"
Read about the programme, see pictures and watch a TV dicussion: more


SPACES Public Programme in Chisinau: „Chisinau Civic Center – beyond the red lines “
Conference, workshops, lectures, screenings and public space programme
September 4th – 22nd, 2013, Chisinau - Moldova


Hot off the press: Read the SPACES Article "Der Traum vom Raum" by Ina Ivanceanu, published in the SUEDWIND Magazine Nr. 7-8 July 2013


SPACES contributes to the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Culture, Tbilisi, 27-28 June 2013, Read more

OUT NOW: Read the Full Programme of our SPACES Caravan Ukraine: „Architecture of Common“
Public events, discussions, workshops at Yunist factory
Kyiv, Ukraine: May 23 - May 28, 2013

GeoAIR presenting SPACES at the first round table for EU-funded projects in the field of culture in Georgia:
May 10, 2013, Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi
A next step in our partner GeoAIR’S efforts to fight for transparent cultural policies in support of the independent art and culture scene in Georgia. Read more and watch the TV report.

SPACES Caravan Ukraine: „Architecture of Common“
Public events, discussions, workshops at Yunist factory
Kyiv, Ukraine
May 23 - May 28, 2013

Our partner is participating in the EU celebration Day in Yerevan, Armenia
May 25, 2013

Presentation “Mapping of public space
Mapping the city of Chinsinau in order to identify, recover and re-use abandoned public space was the aim of the SPACES mapping workshops hold in summer 2012– now the results are presented in public.
Chisinau, Moldova
May 16, 2013
location: Casa Zemstvei Guberniale, Șciusev str. 103, Chisinau

Read more about the mapping workshops

“Travelling Foodways.Betlemi Quarter Stories"
Artistic events and workshops with migrant groups
Tbilisi, Georgia
May 17, 2013

On screen in HIT gallery, Bratislava: Documentary film "Eternal Play" by Paula Durinova, realized in the frame of the SPACES artist in residency in Moldova
Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
April 17 - May 10, 2013
Watch the film


Presentation and Discussion: the results of "WORKING ROOM", a series of sessions initiated by artist Yuriy Kruchak
In the frame of „Architecture of Opportunities“
April 26, Friday, 6pm
CSM, 14-18, Frunze Street, office 18

Presentation, film screening and discussion with Zagreb and Berlin based artist Nina Kurtela, SPACES artist in residence with GeoAIR in Tbilisi, Georgia
March 20, 2013, 4pm
The National Science Library, Tbilisi
Free Entrance

SPACES Publication "In Search of Spaces of Negotiation" now available for free download! Read a short description.

"Citizens want their public spaces back"
: Article by Aghavni Harutyunyan, EU Neighbourhood Info Centre - Feature no. 86, More

Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art (Kyiv, Ukraine)  invites to the Presentation of the publication "In Search of Spaces of Negotiation": December 25, 7pm, Frunze St., of. 18, Kyiv, Ukraine.

December 10 and December 12 2012, Yerevan: RECLAIMING THE CITY (directed by Stefan Rusu) and DISAPPEARING MEMORIES (directed by Hayk Bianiyan):  film screenings and directors talk on public space and urban transformation.

Network breakfast, presentation and talk with artist and curator Sabina Shikhlinskaya (SPACES associate partner, Azerbaijan):
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 10am-2pm, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 3, 1030 Vienna.
An invitation by Büro SuK Vienna in collaboration with SPACES in the frame of the international symposium TRANSLATOR/BETRAYOR.

A presentation about SPACES by our associate partner Torange Khonsari (London Metropolitan University) at the SYMPOSIUM: “Planning Unplanned_Exploring the New Role of the Urban Practitioner” on November 19th, 2012.

18/10/ 2012
SPACES documentary film screened at the opening of the Festival FLOW in Ruse, Bulgaria

The participatory art and culture program Public Talks took place in Yerevan, Armenia, from Oct. 8- Oct.12, 2012, with debates on arts in society, revival of public spaces in the city, architecture workshops and guided tours, all focussing on Modernism and/after the Soviets.
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SPACES Chișinău: OPEN AIR CINEMA – documentary film screening: LABORATORIO 3, OCUPANDO EL VACÍO by Kinowo Media [ES], 2007/66’
26 September 2012, 20:00 at FLAT SPACE (București str. 68/1, Chișinău). Everybody is welcome!

Discussion platform “Spaces of Negotiation, Sept. 20-Sept 29, Kyiv, Ukraine:
Debates, workshops, lectures and screeings by Ukrainian and international curators and artists, focusing on artistic initiatives in non-conventional spaces. Topics range from artistic strategies of marking spaces to the role of art in activism. More information

New SPACES short films online!

Fresh from our Associate Partners London Metropolitan University: the Fanzine „Tbilisi Tea Room", presenting the project "High Tea" that took place in Tbilisi in May/June 2012.

Heidi Dumreicher from Oikodrom (SPACES Coordinator) presented the project in July in the 2012 Conference on the Arts in Society, Liverpool/UK. Read more