Čtyři dny | Four days

With Jiří Sádlo about what grows in town.

/ Walk

PRO CITY WALKS – get to know your city and its public spaces. Specific, personal looks at a selected locality – Wenceslas Square and its immediate environs.

A talk with visual examples of the “de-naturation” of the urban space and on the relationship among three complementary interpretations of the city: through organism (the usual architectural “enviro-babble” about genius loci and the like), through chaos, and through force – two other principles that, combined with the first, make the urban landscape real fun.

A walk with plant sociologist, biologist, and natural scientist Jiří Sádlo on the cultural reading of the city and about the post-cultural landscape.

Jiří Sádlo (1958) studied geobotanics at the department of Charles University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences. He currently works at the department of geobotanics at the Botanical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where he studies geo-botanism, plant phytosociology, vegetational maps, and the history of the landscape and vegetation. He lectures at Charles University and the University of South Bohemia, and is the author of the books The Biology of the Landscape, Landscape and Revolution, and The Landscape as an Interpreted Text.

Tour in Czech language
Duration: approximately 90 minutes