Costa Nova Cultural and Social Center was built by ARX architects in the north of Portugal in 2015. It is an uncommonly beautiful wooden construction with stunning views and acts as a bridge between urban fabric and the ocean.
Bosna Quilt Werkstatt is real cross-border teamwork: Lucia designs the quilts in Bregenz, Austria and 11 women in Bosnia stitch them together by hand with the most beautiful patterns. The project originated in 1993 in a refugee home in Vorarlberg, during the Bosnia War and has grown ever since.
Wilhelm Schubert, former head of the Bavarian Horticulture and Viticulture Institute, spoke to us about various forms of social- and urban gardening and the pioneering "Ökosoziale Siedlung" in Bamberg, Germany.
Christian Wittmann on the social structure of the village he calls home: Friesenhausen. A rural area with a strong sense of community and a strategy for living comfortably together in old age.