The Samarsky Yard |
Objective 1: Identification and visualisation of the present and future
values of the urban fabric of the historic city, in particular the
phenomenon of the Samarsky Yard. During Phase 01 of the project,
substantial information and knowledge about the historical environment
and cultural heritage of Samara has been gathered. The contacts that
have been established with different stakeholders and professionals
revealed various angles of perception and provided essential data
from previous and recent research projects. There is a mutual awareness
of the value of the historic city, although current building activity
is rather based on an instant profit philosophy than on a long-term
Objective 2: Starting a dialogue on the future of the historic city
and its significance for the socio-economic resilience of Samara.
This dialogue aims to activate a broad spectrum of stakeholders: residents,
activists, owners, entrepreneurs, local authorities, politicians and
public administration. During phase 1, the project team successfully
connected with the most relevant stakeholders and gathered their initial
interest and support for a dialogue. All parties involved consented
their cooperation and agreed on the exchange of information in order
to support the idea of an ‘Atlas’, revealing the complexity of the
urban condition, as a mutual basis for the dialogue.
The project has been made possible thanks to a subsidy of the Creative
Industries Fund NL. It has been assigned for further elaboration and
financial support (Phase 02).