The Festival 2023
15 June 2023 | 13–15 June 2024
Live in Berlin
Once again, we are immensely proud to recognise exceptional people and projects that are making a real difference in the public sector and improving people’s lives.
The Creative Bureaucracy Festival Award honours innovators within or associated with the public sector. This year, for the first time, we will be presenting awards in five categories to showcase the numerous changemakers from around the world.
We are delighted to announce the 2023 recipients:
Do not miss the Awards Ceremony during our Grand Finale of the Festival on 15 June, 18:00-19:00 CEST!
The City of Bogotá, represented by Angela Reyes, is awarded for its continuous innovative capacity over time which has embedded imagination within its citymaking. This is best exemplified most recently by the city’s pioneering Care System, the first urban master plan that places caregivers at the centre of policy and service delivery design.
The City of Freetown in Sierra Leone is exposed to extreme climate vulnerabilities due to uncontrolled deforestation and rapid urban expansion. Eric Hubbard has served as senior advisor to the Mayor of Freetown since 2019, where he has guided the design and implementation of several projects tackling climate adaptation and mitigation head on.
Kristina Lunz is the founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. The CFFP actively addresses topics and systems where the current status is rooted in patriarchal values and perpetuates systemic violence through capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism.
During his 12 years in office as Curitiba’s mayor, Jaime Lerner devised many innovative, inexpensive solutions to city problems. From increasing public transit funding and ridership to combating the city’s growing litter problem, and implementing plans swiftly.
This year we are once again presenting the “Young Faces – Young Spaces” award among the Creative Bureaucracy Festival Awards, for the first time with a European focus. The award highlights outstanding and creative examples of young people’s participation in the design of public spaces. Together with More in Common, the Non-Profit Hertie Foundation nominated projects from 10 countries.
This year’s Young Faces – Young Spaces Award goes to the project “Rise and Shine” from Šentjur, Slovenia for the involvement and participation of children and young people (13-29 years) in the design of the area municipality.