The project changes the way the city relates to its main river, the Someș, by exploring ways to widen access and usage through cultural interventions and small-scale architectural designs. Riveran celebrates the river as the most valuable common good of the the city and experiments with models of appropriation and sustainable use by citizens and cultural operators.
It also aims to assist local plans to regenerate the river banks, by using culture and cultural processes to facilitate participation of various stakeholders, such as citizens, architects, city planners, scientists, artists and cultural producers. We intend to formalize this multi-disciplinary approach in the creation of a River Alliance, intended to have an overarching role in activating the urban waterfront.
In 2018 we plan to conduct an observatory research into the use practices and perceptions of the river at the level of the local community. The results will be incorporated into the urban planning processes and will provide an insight into the type of activities that the community wants to see by the river. An open-resource platform on the history, biodiversity, communities of the river will also be created within the project, aiming to increase interest and participation of citizens into the waterfront regeneration process.
During the autumn we plan to create a community event by the river, dedicated to the theme of Someș as a common good and involving artistic interventions and dream catching events with the locals.