Promprylad. Renovation – I Work at a Factory

Revitalization of old industrial zones and buildings is an important issue for many countries in the modern world. When abandoned territories no longer correspond to their functional purpose, it is important to give them new senses and update the requirements for efficiency quickly and painlessly.

The authors of the Promprylad social project have chosen that way. Renovation – the “Warm Town” (Тепле Місто) platform, non-governmental organization “Other Education” (“Інша Освіта”) and others. The purpose was to create a cluster for organizations that work in one of the premises of the Ivano-Frankivsk factory Promprylad, activities of which are related to one of the four areas: education, urbanism, new economics, and art.

Promprylad.Renovation has been successfully operating in test mode for more than two months, and at the moment it includes coworking, a gallery of contemporary art, an urban laboratory and a robotics school for children.

In the future, the authors of the project plan to expand its territory and involve the local population in participating in the city development. Thus, the factory of industrial devices, which existed for more than one hundred years, becomes a generator of modern creative energy, capable of creating and changing cultural and social patterns of the city.

Photo and text: Sasha Naselenko

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