The City Show-2
The second season of The City Show aimed to involve and educate urban activists, popularize grassroots activism and to show the diversity of community and placemaking projects. 20 active citizens from different Belarusian towns compete for the main prize - financial support. The participants took part in educational week, met challenges and implemented their initiatives that aimed to strengthen local communities.

The City Show Prize fund $3,000 has been provided by artist Bill Forester from Cleveland (OH, USA).
2 season 1 episode "Street benches"

The pilot episode shows the first challenge: 20 participants must craft 4 wooden benches for Minsk Design Week together with designers and architects Andrey Koroviansky, Ura Taubkin and Yuri Khovansky.
Jury:
Lourenco Gimenes (Brazil) - architect;
Danilo Teofilo Costa (Brazil) - Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Brazil in Belarus
Nadzeya Ilkevich - community organizer, producer;
George Zaborsky - architect, Cultural Hub OK16 director;

The City Show, 2 season 1 episode
Street Benches
2 season 2 episode "Osmolovka Miracles"

The second challenge involves participants into beautification initiative together with local community of Osmolovka District in Minsk.
Jury:
Anrey Ezerin - Osmolovka District community leader;
Danilo Teofilo Costa (Brazil) - Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Brazil in Belarus
Nadzeya Ilkevich - community organizer, producer;
George Zaborsky - architect, Cultural Hub OK16 director;
The City Show, 2 season 2 episode
Osmolovka Miracles
2 season 3 episode "DIY Brazilian Party"

The third challenge dedicated to Minsk Urban Art Festival Vulica Brasil. Participants must design a venue and implement an interactive program for a Brazilain style party at the Shopping Mall. However, they do not have any budget for it.
Jury:
Danilo Teofilo Costa (Brazil) - Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Brazil in Belarus
Nadzeya Ilkevich - community organizer, producer;
George Zaborsky - architect, Cultural Hub OK16 director;
The City Show, 2 season 3 episode
DIY Brazilian Party
2 season 4 episode "Community Initiatives Competition"

Participants are presenting their ideas for The City Show jurors:
  • Accessible beach for The City of Lida
  • Garbage Gallery for The City of Molodechno
  • Local Food Pantry
  • The Beach Zone development plan for The City of Slutsk
  • Dance, art and sports festival in The City of Polotsk
  • Art-truck gallery
  • Dogs' Playground in Grodno town
  • Festival for blood donation popularization
Jury:
Alexander Skrabovsky - founder and director of charity foundation "Dobra", founder and co-organizer of "Social Weekend"
Danilo Teofilo Costa (Brazil) - Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Brazil in Belarus
Nadzeya Ilkevich - Community organizer, producer;
George Zaborsky - architect, Cultural Hub OK16 director;
The City Show, 2 season 4 episode
Community Initiatives Competition
2 season 5 episode "Homework"

Participants are working on their projects. They need to conduct research, make a prototype, organize workshops and many more.
The City Show, 2 season 5 episode
Homework
2 season 6 episode "The Final Decision"

Six participants are presenting updated projects and homework results to the Jury. The Jury decides who will receive financial support.


The City Show, 2 season 6 episode
The Final Decision
2 season 7 episode "Placemaking and Communities in Action"

Four participants who received financial support are implementing their projects and achieving a good results. The final episode shows the implementation process

What kind of results participants can achieve with $3,000?


The City Show, 2 season 7 episode
Placemaking and Communities in Action