Cultural activities in Gzira: Let’s Green Gzira and Science in the City Festival!

October 2023

In September, our Gzira Pilot organises several activities to raise awareness about VARCITIES and the value of green spaces in the urban environment.

Cultural Garden: Let’s Green Gzira

On the 2nd of September, Gzira’s pilot team held a cultural activity in the Council of Europe Gardens. In times where many natural areas are under threat of development in Malta, they wanted this event to highlight the value of green spaces like these in the urban environment.  Green Fingers Club Malta came along to do a balcony permaculture workshop, and DartekLTD provided a demo of the Go Nature game. It was wonderful for our pilot team in Gzira getting to know families living in the locality and platforming some great local initiatives!

Thanks again to Arts and Crafts Malta for the very popular biodiversity workshop and to Bee aware and WalkandTalk and the many other contributors who made the day a great success!

VARCITIES at Science in the City

On 29th and 30th, the University of Malta and partners organised the Science in the City Festival, as part of European Researchers night and is Malta’s Science and Art festival. Gzira’s Pilot team at University of Malta took part in the event with a stand presenting VARCITES and offering direct engagement activitites, notably for children. They created a lego game where children could build a future transport option or futuristic item of their choice. The idea was to stimulate creativity and autonomous play, similar to the processes underlying the co-creative workshops when creating the Visionary Solutions.

Three colleagues from Eurac were also present during the event: they visited the pilot to contribute to the dissemination of the project during the Festival, invited local stakeholders to future Social Return on Investment (SROI) workshops and collected impressions on the Gzira neighborhood where VARCITIES’ pilot is located.

The festival took place Rue d’Argens, where VS 1 will be implemented.

Discover more about Gżira’s Pilot on their Pilot page.