ICEC Researcher Dr. Yvonne Franz profiled by ‘Die Presse’ newspaper

The ICEC project has hit the news in Austria! Dr. Yvonne Franz from the ICEC Vienna team has been profiled in the national newspaper Die Presse. Focusing on Yvonne’s work in the ICEC project in particular, the article talks about her research and participation in the living lab in the Hippviertel: a sewing course over six months which brought her into close contact with people living in the area.

Die Presse article about Yvonne Franz

The article is available to read in full online at the DiePresse.com

The article originally appeared in print on 12th September 2015, but the full version can also be read online at Die Presse.com.

“Matznergarten”: Community Garden in Breitensee, Vienna

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Matznergarden, “Growing together”, GB*

Breitensee, an area in Vienna’s Penzing (14th) district, now has its first community garden, established under the motto “Growing Together!” and with the aim of growing both plants and community relationships.

ICEC partner GB* is working together with the organisation “Gemeinschaftsgarten Matznergarten” to create a new urban space of encounter, with the first season concentrating on getting to know the neighbourhood and fostering relationships with the local population.

The Matznergarten community garden will be one of the Vienna ICEC team‘s Urban Living Labs, and an example of a bottom-up initiated space of encounter. It follows an ongoing trend in Vienna which has seen several such community gardens established in recent years.

To read more about the project or to get involved, please visits the links posted below.

Related links:

Community garden Matznergarten

ICEC Profile: Breitensee

GB* supported community gardens in Vienna

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Neighbourhood project: “Hallo NachbarIn”, Vienna

On 30th April, the ICEC Vienna team participated in the kickoff event of the neighbourhood project “Hallo NachbarIn” (Hello Neighbour), a project which aims to increase the participation of residents in the Mariahilf district of Vienna in local events. Each Thursday, the “idea market” is open for suggestions from the local population about how  a nicer neighbourhood and cohesion amongst neighbours might be best achieved.

In cooperation with the Urban Renewal Office 6/14/15, the ICEC Vienna team will be present at the weekly market at Kurt-Pint-Platz ( 1060, Vienna) to engage with local residents. We are looking forward to gaining an insight into neighbourhood belonging and interethnic coexistence. See you at the market!

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