« For cities tailored to people, not capital! »
On 8 March, Ministry of Spatial Planning received a special recognition for building an equality map from BeFem, a feminist cultural centre in Serbia.
The Ministry of Spatial Planning was created with the desire to contribute to the democratic and fair development of cities, and for the last 12 years they have been dealing with activating space for community needs, forms of affordable housing, and urban planning that recognizes and respects different needs. Together with fellow citizens, colleagues, associates, the collective is building an environment that promotes solidarity, equality, social and spatial justice. These values are the ones on which the work is based, and which are considered necessary to jointly create just and better cities for all.
Speaking for Ministarstvo Prostora, Iva Cukic said that « we are very grateful and proud that our work has been recognized, and especially recognized by the feminist collective BeFem, which has made an incredible contribution both locally and regionally and internationally. This certainly gives us an incentive not to give up, no matter how impossible the conditions were, while uniting, because that is the only way we can create cities of solidarity and justice! »
Watch the acceptance speech here