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Closing session

Festival Event


From 22 April 2021 to 25 April 2021


Bologna (Italy)


9 May 2021



Video of the closing session available on Youtube.


The closing session of the first edition of the Urban Visions Film Festival was the opportunity to present to the Italian audience other A-Place festivals, LOOP in Barcelona and Pame Kaimakli in Nicosia, and included two round table discussions.


The first round table discussion engaged representatives of other European festivals interested in establishing a network for the exchange of creative productions in architecture and urbanism across Europe:

- Marlene Rutzendorfer, Wonderland, Austria

- Levente Polyak, Eutropian, Budapest

- Nazaket Azimli, Placemaking Europe, Netherlands (supporting partner of A-Place)


Eutropian is a planning, policy and research organisation helping urban regeneration processes. We work with municipalities, NGOs, community groups and EU institutions in participatory planning, policy development as well as in fundraising, cooperations and communication. We are specialised in urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, local economic development and social innovation, with a special focus on building development scenarios on existing resources. Eutropian offers international know-how for inclusive and sustainable urban regeneration projects.

Since 2002 Wonderland shares content, promotes emerging architects and initiates relevant projects. The results are published or shared through lectures with the interested audience.

Placemaking Europe is the network for placemaking in Europe, connecting practitioners, academics, community leaders, market actors and policy makers throughout Europe in the field of placemaking, public space, social life, human scale and the city at eye level. We develop and share knowledge; develop, test and use tools; exchange ideas; and actively shape projects together. We support and collaborate with organisations who want to work on placemaking, social life, human scale, and a better eye level experience.


The discussion was a fruitful opportunity to learn from other film projects and film events aimed at creating community engagement and fostering participation in urgent issues of urban contemporary public life.


The second round table discussion involved associate partner Ecomuseo Casilino ad Duas Lauros in Rome in reference to the dissemination activity planned during the summer 2021 at their Karawan Fest, for an in-presence event. The discussion involved:

- Claudio Gnessi, Ecomuseo Casilino ad Duas Lauros, Italy

- Alessandro Zoppo, Karawan Fest in the Tor Pignattara neighbourhood in Rome, Italy

and was the opportunity to share reflections on the meaning and impact of cinema events in public spaces at the neighbourhood scale.







Video of the closing session available on Youtube


Film Festival Urban Visions / City Space Architecture


Young and experienced film-makers, public space activists, placemakers, artists and city designers.

Cinema enthusiasts, film studies scholars and non-expert urban users.