The initial divisions between ‘the real people of Cottonera’ and ‘outsiders’ were overcome during the campaign. It is this type of unity—standing up together for a shared goal—that brought the residents together and led to success of the campaign.
Valletta and Our Common Good: MUŻA A Series about the City and Good Neighbourliness
Sandro Debono talked about the significance of story in curating and of community engagement. I’m hopeful that MUŻA will enable a legacy of community engagement through pedestrian access that the University and Is-Suq alike have been unable to realize.
Can Bat Conservation Help Protect Our Urban Environment and Heritage? Interview with Elena Portelli, Akustika Project
There is nature within urban areas, it is only somewhat hidden. Elena Portelli from Akustika Project, whose bat conservation initiative involves citizen science, illuminates on how the project is beneficial for protecting the urban environment and heritage.
Illusory Rights of EU Migrants in the UK
Two years have passed since the Brexit referendum. But have EU citizens their rights secured? Talk Real travels to London and this is what they saw.
Exiled Homes: The Stories of Filipino Caregivers in Malta
The craft of embroidery transforms and embellishes the experiences of the caregivers: it evacuates them from the confines of the private household and turns into artworks accessible to the public.
Wirt iż-Żejtun and Bulebel: a Success Story
How can communities resist aggressive development? Wirt iż-Żejtun shares a recipe for success.
Festa Enthusiasts and Their Battle for Open Space
Solidarity and community organising enabled festa enthusiasts to curb development of open spaces for a number of times. But how long will community spirit safeguard the remaining open space, if the popularity of festa declines?
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