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20. 9. – 3. 11. 2013 / Kunstverein Leipzig (DE)
opening 19. 9., 8 PM
curator: Petra Hlaváčková / 4AM Forum for Architecture and Media (Brno/CZ)
installation: Ondřej Synek, Jan Vlach
video/editing: Tomáš Hlaváček (Guerilla.film)
Zdeněk Fránek, Svatopluk Sládeček, Markéta Veselá, Antonín Novák and Petr Valenta, Ladislav Kuba and Tomáš Pilař
01 08 – 31 10 / 2013
After a hungarian soundartist Balázs Kovács, we host slovak audiovisual artist and theatre director Peter Gonda (1983, Kosice)
Peter is member of BURUNDI media lab since 2004, after its decay in 2005 co-founded Itchy bit collective with Ana Filip and Michal Čudrnák. Speaker, later editor-in-chief at Tlis radio in Bratislava. 2007 Bc from Applied Computer Sciences, 2009 MA from Cognitive Science at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of Comenius University in Bratislava. From 2007 advised and developed a free streaming platform for the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2008 together with Dušan Barok he is an administrator of a free culture server Sanchez. Together with Lucia Udvardyová he started the Easterndaze project dedicated to exploring young alternative music scenes of CEE countries in 2009. 2010 moved to Prague, where he is currently studying alternative theatre direction at the DAMU Theatre Academy. Selected projects involve real-time video sythesis for Bratislava-based experimental electronica projects Poo and 1/x (Daniel Tóth), collaboration in a realtime A/V remake of Brion Gysin’s and W.S.Burrough’s works with Michal Cáb and Markéta Cilečková as well as PureData tools development for Bratislava’s P.A.T. Theatre.
Residency is supported by International Visegrad Fund as part of Visegrad Artist Residency Program.
22 / 6 / 2013 17:00
KOMIKS ZA PLEXISKLEM – COMIC HINTER PLEXIGLAS
HUSOVA 535/18, BRNO (SEVERNÍ NÁDVOŘÍ PRAŽÁKOVA PALÁCE)
JAROMÍR 99 – ZÁMEK / THE CASTLE / DAS SCHLOß
22.6. – 8.9. 2013
6 / 6 / 2013 19:30
French institut in Prague, Štěpánská 35, Praha 1
7 / 6 / 2013 19:00
4AM/Fórum for architecture and media, Rosická 1
GILLES PERRAUDIN, VERNACULAR INSPIRATION
24 / 5 / 2013 19:00
4AM/Fórum pro architekturu a média, Rosická 1, Brno
MEDIUM: EXHIBITION – EXHIBITING ARCHITECTURE
2 st VOLUME: ANOTHER CITY
presentation of the studios of Barbora Klímová (FaVU Brno, CZ) and Corinna Schnitt (HBK Braunschweig, GER)
International workshop > 16-17/5/2013 > 4AM
Vacant Central EuropeVACANT CENTRAL EUROPE is a project by KÉK (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre) in cooperation with Bec Zmiana(PL), Napraw Sobie Miasto(PL), Praguewatch (CZ), Archimera (SK), 4AM and PBlog (SK), with support from the International Visegrad Fund.
As a consequence of the economic crisis and profound restructuring of the means of production in post-industrial Europe, the questions of vacant urban properties and their temporary use have become a distinguished topic in the discourses of urban planning, architecture and urban sociology. The scale of vacancy in Eastern Central Europe is even more striking than in Western European cities. In the region, however, despite the acuteness of the problem of vacancy, there is very little awareness of the phenomenon. While there are successful top-down and bottom up initiatives for the cultural or social reuse of empty properties, systematic approaches to understand and to solve this problem are still missing, or being refused due to rigid emphasis on the rights and freedoms of private owners.
The Vacant Central Europe project aims to address the problem of vacancy by mapping empty properties, by researching planning instruments, architectural tools and by exchanging experiences and strategies of intervention that make the temporary use of empty properties and their conversion for another use possible. The project’s objective is to turn the negative effects of the economic crisis and post-industrial economic restructuring into opportunities, by offering available space for various social and cultural initiatives, start-up companies and socia enterprises.
Besides launching a debate about the issue, the project also aspires to elaborate legal, economical and architectural frameworks for the temporary use and conversion of vacant properties, by introducing a more flexible and process-based planning and real estate management logic that may result in a more accessible urban building stock where social and cultural experimentation is encouraged.