Read publications that provide insight into new possible models and methodologies for collaborative urban design. They are the outputs of Never Never Schools, which test interdisciplinary mapping and contextual utopias in the context of Central and Eastern Europe.
Compendium on caring urban design (2022, in Slovak)
What is a caring city? What does caring mean?
Publication Put on Your Caring Hat (2022, in Slovak) shows through stories, essays, an interview, photographs, a video and a game manual the different aspects of caring for places. It is based on workshops, interventions and lectures of Never Never School 2021, which were situated in various places in Košice. You will therefore find local themes, but the care approaches presented are also applicable beyond the borders of this city and the summer school.
A collection of essays on Košice housing estates and the 'post-socialist' city (2021, in English)
We are publishing a shorter collection of essays, utopias and other contributions – Urban Dialogue with the Post-Socialist City (2021).
The essays are based on our observation of the prefabricated housing estate Ťahanovce in Košice during the pilot year of Never Never School 2018. How can housing estates be places to live and not just places to sleep? How do they respond to changing policies and economic systems? Can new utopias respond meaningfully to old ones?
Never Never Talk (in Slovak)
An online format that has theoretically supported the call for Never Never School 2021, which focused on caring places and cities. Through a form of transdisciplinary dialogue, we created a space to discuss cities from a futures planning perspective.
Mapping the in-between: Interdisciplinary methods for envisioning other futures (2019, bilingual)
The bilingual publication Mapping the in-between (2019) is the outcome of Never Never School 2019, which tested interdisciplinary mapping and the creation of contextual utopias in the context of Central and Eastern Europe. With the help of the participants, the collected texts are a unique insight into new possible models and methodologies for collaborating on alternative ways of planning and making the city.
Mapping with care as an outline for post neoliberal architecture methodologies – tools of the Never-never school (2020, in English)