From an old city bus to a Youth Mobile Centre
The transformation of an outdated city bus into a mobile youth center creates a much-needed space to support youth in Ljubljana. Rather than piling up in the environment, the unusable bus will start a new lifecycle serving residents.
The initiative is a way forward to build more inclusive and better-connected neighborhoods within the city. The mobile youth center will create connexions across community residents and neighborhoods. It will provide youth, among others, a sense of belonging and a space for social life and creativity
Three stages have been planned over a five-year timeframe:
- 1. Refurbishing the bus with youth in a ‘learning by doing’ mentoring program + test useability (December 2018 - March 2020);
- 2. Conducting neighborhood programs based on cultural projects as defined by the local communities (March 2020 - 2025);
- 3. The mobile youth center to become a home of culture and social life in the most needed neighborhood (2025 -).