Edu-City Compendium of Open Educational Practices
Compendium of Open Educational Practices (OEP) directly derives from the local activities implemented by the neighbourhood facilitators with the adult neighbourhood residents.
The Compendium collects experiences, methodologies and other tools that the neighbourhood facilitators have used in the local context. It is the first compendium of OEP specifically focused on the neighbourhoods as open learning environments and participative processes of valorisation of local resources. Edu-City Compendium codifies practices co-created with participants in educational activities, exploring methodologies that acknowledge, foster and reinforce already existing social relations that are to be kept.
- In Berlin, the local activities revolved around the filmmaking process of a group of Arab women, focusing on their everyday experiences and their role in maintaining the social fabric of Mehringplatz, Kreuzberg.
- In Seville, the local activities were designed to create a collaboration between the neighbours of the San Diego Neighborhood in order to write their history by creating a participatory audiovisual archive, and creating events to discuss their historical and cultural heritage guarded in video tapes.
- In Palermo, the local activities focused on the recognition of the historical and cultural value of the Flea Market, located on the border of the neighbourhood Capo, and on promoting its use as a learning space in collaboration with the vendors.
- In Sofia (Bulgaria), the local activities focused on building upon participatory processes that had been developing in the neighbourhood around Women's market for the last 2 years together with NGO Meeting Points. The local labs involved migrant owners of small shops, bakeries and restaurants in reflecting and co-creating with them neighbourhood tours (called Food and Spices Walking Tours).
- In Marseilles, local activities strengthened the collective dynamic of La Belle Fête de Mai, a neighbourhood festival that has been running for 20 years and whose programme is co-constructed by inhabitants and local organisations. Artists have worked with us on the 2023 edition of the festival to reflect about participatory practices and the co-construction process, which needs to be more highlighted.