Bring a Building to Life
an activity for the preservation of endangered and abandoned buildings
Wednesday Feb 19 / 5 pm, ÚLUV
/ Bring a building to life – lecture and discussion.
Wednesday Feb 19 / 8 pm, ÚLUV
/ Art and all-night entertainment with A2.
5 pm – Bring a building to life – lecture and discussion
In Prague’s urban heritage district, which among other things is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are dozens of endangered and abandoned buildings whose owners long ago gave up maintaining them or that are being consciously left to decay. Any official action against the buildings’ owners has been insufficient or ineffective. The aim of this activity, which makes temporary use of buildings for cultural purposes, is to make the general public, politicians and officials aware of the buildings’ state and to confront the owners as well.
The following individuals will discuss the subject of endangered and abandoned buildings: Ondřej Šefců (preservationist with the Department for Property Fund Preservation, National Heritage Institute, Prague regional office), Marek Čaněk (project coordinator Praguewatch.cz), Jakub Bachtík (Club for Old Prague) and others.
8 pm – Art and all-night entertainment with A2
The IQ+1 improv ensemble can be described as “site & moment-specific,” since its works are always unique, created at a given moment, in a give place. The group is inspired not only from the venue and its sound qualities, but also from the current make-up of the ensemble, which can change at will.
This three-member band associated with the KlaNGundKRaCH label performs music on the boundary between noise and free improv. Their combination of various kinds of electronics with brass instruments gives the listener the unshakable feeling that the world is full of potential ruins.
DJs Pláteník, Lexa, Hanych & MC Soldán