72 Hour Urban Action is an international design-and-build collective born in 2010 at the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism.
72HUA has been working in Malta with the Valletta 2018 Foundation since 2016 forming a prominent part of the Design4DCity program in the form of public urban regeneration workshops attended by local and international creatives, as well as passers-by and anyone willing to give a hand for the improvement of the locality. The 72HUA workshop took place earlier in Valletta (2016) and later in Birżebbuġa (2017, 2018)
The concept behind the workshop is very simple: to perform meaningful and impactful urban regeneration activities in the timespan of 72 hours to improve accessibility and usability of the site. The workshop is preceded by in-depth research to identify problems and possibilities which underlie the locality in order to work and address them as a starting point for the works. Nobody knows in advance what will be built, not even the participants or the organizers. Everything will be decided on the spot and on location.
Locals and passers-by are encouraged to take part in the conversation, to lend a helping hand and are very welcome to celebrate the final creation during the final public ceremony and talk.
The workshop will be held between the 10th-13th October 2018. Location: Misraħ il-Qalb Imqaddsa, Sacred Heart Promenade, Birżebbuġa (close to Qalb bus stop and Birżebbuġa Local Council)
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