Belgrade – Savamala Neighborhood

Credits: Picture by © City Acupuncture, 2017


Location Belgrade
Name Savamala Neighborhood
Community Level Neighborhood
Sector Cultural revitalization, urban regeneration, neighborhood development
Year of beginning 2010
People involved More than fifty galleries, clubs, artist buildings, and restaurants have opened in the area.
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) The wave of cultural transformation was allegedly started by a Savamala native, Ljudmila Stratimirovic, who founded KC Grad in 2010, an independent art center.
Type of commons culture
Object Savamala is a district in the city of Belgrade that in the past 5 years has been experiencing a process of cultural revitalization thanks to local artists, entrepreneurs, and community members. Starting with the founding of the independent art center “KC Grad” in 2012, Savamala witnessed a wave of transformations that turned the district into one of the most active cultural, artistic and music hubs of the city. The many abandoned and decrepit warehouses in the area were renovated and transformed in bars, music venues, art centers and cultural associations. The future of the neighborhood has also been debated among the community thanks to workshops organized by the Goethe Institute, as part of the ” Urban Incubator: Belgrade ” project. Thanks to these discussions and to the input of artists and local community members, the neighborhood continues to go through a process of cultural improvement.
Field Urban


Savamala, Belgrade

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Added: 8.06.18