72 Hour Urban Action: Change is Possible

strelka courtyard
english (translated to russian)

72 Hour Urban Action is the world’s first real-time architecture competition. It is defined by an extreme deadline, a tight budget, and limited space to respond to, and resolve, local community needs. Teams have three days and three nights to plan and realise projects in response to assigned missions. The aim is to transform the public realm, while raising ambitions amongst residents and the municipality for higher quality public space, while demonstrating that this need not be costly, nor take a very long time.

The first 72 Hour Urban Action took place in 2010 at the Bat-Yam, Israel, as part of the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism. In 2012, it took over Stuttgart, Germany, and next year you can join the competition in NYC and Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

Kerem Halbrecht Founder and Co-Director

Kerem is an architect and social developer. Designed projects in Israel and abroad. Served as strategic architectural consultant and curated architectural exhibitions. The editor of Pigumim, a monthly lecture on Architecture and People. He is a co-founder at The Spaceship, an independent collaborative group aiming to create and promote new, unorthodox and open platforms for cultural activities. It seeks to explore the viability and changing nature of public space within the constraints of an increasingly privatized world.

Gilly Karjevsky Co-Director

Gilly is a cultural planner and curator working on projects in the public realm. She lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. She Holds MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins. Since working as cultural planner Gilly has led projects, workshops, panels and research papers all looking at different strategies and tactics for urban renewal through arts and culture. Recently Gilly has been working on policy papers for municipalities, municipal artist-residency projects and as advisor to various independent art groups.