»72 Hour Urban Action Lobeda« is the world’s first real-time architectural competition where international teams design, build, sleep and party together to generate public interventions in a limited space within a short time and on a tight budget.
It is a tool for resetting our perceptions of public space. This tool, taking the form of a design festival, has been intervening in different communities since 2010, working hands-on with local partners from the bottom up.
72HUA exposes local issues and offers alternative ideas quickly by bringing experts and amateurs to work in microsites – those neglected pockets of urban space full of potential that are too small to officially develop but are too big for residents to ignore.
72 Hour Urban Action Loebda will take place in May 2-5 2019 and will challenge local residents and international participants to collaboratively create public spaces in the district.
Ten mixed teams with ten different missions will take over ten sites with only three days and nights to design and build projects in response to local needs.
Participants will sleep in the International Public Space Camp in Lobeda, where a main fabrication hub and a public kitchen will provide them with all they require to rapidly create interventions in public space. Each team will receive a budget and the aid of local experts and neighbours to help them complete their mission on site and on time.
Time: May 2 – 5 2019