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News about the workshop with CIKE and DOGA

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In the northern fjord county of Midt Finnmark, LEBESBY would like to become Norway’s first digital relocation municipality. The town’s citizens are giving input on a new collaborative digital platform for future newcomers to meet the coastal community. Design & Architecture Norway (DOGA), national Gnist program, held an online webinar about the digital citizenship concept, city participation and the co-creation process for Slovak city planners and project partners.

In the same workshop, CIKE discussed ways to engage the public in the collective making of our cities. City-making is understood as a conversation among people, the more diverse the group is, the more interesting conversations will take place. The debate builds on CIKE’s project Kosice 2.0 developed and implemented for the local municipality administration, that wants to both develop new and improve existing city services for citizens based on co-creation and citizen participation and on massive data gathering and analyses.

Digital citizenship DOGA

Gnist is a needs-driven innovation program by Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA). It is targeting municipalities that want to work in new ways with urban development and business development. The program provides them with new expertise, methods and tools to address their specific challenges, and turn these into innovative solutions together with residents and local companies. DOGA gets designers and architects, and other relevant expertise, to uncover opportunities and resources, and to develop innovative solutions to the municipalities' challenges – based on local needs, advantages and premises.

Lebesby and Modulbygda

In Lebesby municipality in northern Norway, Plenum won the Gnist design competition with their concept “Modulbygda” - both a physical and digital meeting space for innovation, collaboration, education and culture.

About the Slovakian speakers

PAVOL MIROŠŠAY CEO & Chairman of the Board at Slovensko IT, a.s. The mission of this state owned company is to create IT services for citizens in Slovakia. In his previous positions, he was the executive director of IT cluster Kosice IT Valley, head of project management teams in T-Systems Slovakia. He also worked as a project manager and a programmer in different companies within the region. He studied at the Technical University in Kosice.

VIKTÓRIA MRAVČÁKOVÁ Architect and urbanist. She finished her studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. In her practice, she focuses on topics of public space and the politics of urban design and planning. She is a founding member of the Spolka collective, which deals with topics of space production through developing its own formats of transdisciplinary collaboration and participation. Viktória worked at the Institute of Planning and Development in Prague in the Office of Public Space where she worked as an architect, researcher, and curator.

MICHAL HUDÁK Activist and urbanist. He is one of the founders of Východné pobrežie, organisation which brings together creative people with the mission to develop culture and events in Košice as it is in other European cities. He is the author of unconventional public guides such as KSC and SKC KÓD/CODE.

MICHAL HLADKÝ Director of Creative Industry Košice. He is the author of the concept, for which Košice gained the title of the European Capital of Culture and has ten years of experience with its implementation. He manages and is part of international projects for developing cultural and creative industries, mobilities, and business models. He lives and works in Košice.

About the Norwegian speakers


Malin is a Senior Advisor for Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA). She is Project Manager for the Gnist-programme, which is an innovation programme providing municipalities with methods and tools to turn complex challenges into opportunities in collaboration with local businesses and citizens. Malin holds a Master’s Degree in political communication from Aarhus University in Denmark.


Planner at Lebesby municipality in Finnmark, Northern Norway. Hege holds a master’s degree in political science from the NTNU. After ten years as a consultant at an economics consulting firm in Oslo, Hege moved back to her hometown in Lebesby to work on strategic planning and social and economic development projects. Hege lead Lebesby’s Gnist project, which aimed to explore innovative ways to utilize information technology to engage and connect people inside and outside the municipality.


Managing Director in Plenum Tjenestedesign

Heidi has 20 years + experience as a Business Manager. Her specialties are project management, business development and innovation. Heidi has a Master of Science in Business and has also studied Political Science.

In 2021, Heidi was part of the winning team developing Modulbygda in Lebesby as a Project Manager.


Founder of Urban Space Lab. Urban Space Lab explores connections between place, identity and belonging. Participatory labs include stakeholders in developing landscapes with authenticity and character. In cooperation with our new partner CIKE, we present Slovak-Norwegian Cultural Matching where we exchange ideas internationally on how culture, aesthetics, and digital tools can improve citizen participation and solve societal problems.


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