Housing estates can accommodate many people, but they rarely bring residents together, creating instead an atomized mass of individuals. However, public space can be cultivated, even among blocks of flats. And the school can play a key role in creating a shared environment and civic involvement, as seen in the example of a project in Košice, Slovakia.
is a sociologist and freelance researcher based in Bratislava. She is an initiator of the School and Community (ŠAK) project, Košice, Slovakia.