19. 3. – 24. 4. 2011

1 gallery/5 exhibitions/8 exhibitors/5 states/10 lectures/5 discussions/5 vernissages/4 workshops/1 international videostream/3 curators
In the current European context, there is very little ambition to establish new cities.
Due to all kinds of regulations, existing cities are undergoing major changes in their peripheral parts. Instead of intensively using what has already been built, cities extensively expand, drifting out everything they cannot absorb. However, inner cities
do not represent finished, definite structures: they rather constitute ever-changing organisms which need new impulses from the inside. Compact city does not mean creating new boundaries, but opening up new opportunities in already constructed space.

Instead of posing the question:
How to design a city?
one should ask:
How to design within a city?
How to design in already designed?

The Compact City Exhibition is an interactive reaction to these questions, taking up 359 m3 of space in the Brno Gallery of Architecture.
Five exhibitors, four of whom are from countries of the Visegrad Group and one from Austria, create, by means of continual workshops, thematic installations through the whole exhibition time. Each participant uses the whole exhibition hall for the period of one week, assisted by students participating in the workshop. Individual installations will then be presented by the exhibitors and confronted with invited lecturers.
Each installation makes use of space shared with the others, forming an additive exhibition composition. The basis of the exhibition represents an unfinished experiment – just like a city itself.
Later the Compact City will be transported to forum experimentelle architektur in Vienna. During the Brno exhibition each new part of the installation will also be presented by video projection from the window of f.e.a. to Museumsquartier courtyard.

Terms of exhibitor presentations/vernissages // always on saturday at 18 o´clock:

19. 3. //  Peter Stec/SK
26. 3. // Pavel Hnilička, Ida Čapounová, Jan Pfeiffer/CZ
2. 4. // Levente Polyák/HU
9. 4. // Gabu Heindl/AT
16. 4. // Aleksandra Wachnicka, Pawel Wachnicki/PL

Invited lecturers to presentations:

Ján Pernecký/SK, Imro Vaško/SK, Sabine Müller/DE, Petr Hurník/CZ, Tomáš Pejpek/CZ and others

Final discussion of all exhibitors will be a part of the last presentation.

Szymon Rozwalka, Jakub Kopec, Petra Hlaváčková

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f.e.a. forum experimentelle architektur, Czech Architecture Foundation, Visegrad Fund, The Brno House of Art, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

Media partners:
ERA 21, Artyč,, Art+Antiques, Metropolis


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11.11. – – – 19H >>> PRAHA/Forum for Architecture and Media, Husova 18, Brno

The documentary film Temples of Money deals with architecture of banks and savings banks in the 1990s presenting it as a phenomenon closely related to the social and political changes following the year 1989. A great number of new banks was bulit at that time, creating a specific model corresponding to the contemporary ideals of the newly developing economic sphere in a post-communist country. The architecture of these buildings was influenced by the then already fading postmodern. A heated discussion arose over the architecture of money institutions already when they were under construction, stressing for example the moral aspects related to the enormous financial costs and pompous form of these buildings. Criticism of prodigal forms and bombastic gestures referred to the very use of postmodern vocabulary. For the coming generation of young architects postmodern vocabulary meant an exhausted trend aimed more at commercial purposes than art.

The documentary is a sensitive attempt to reevaluate individual concepts, supported by documentation and interviews with architects of banks – Michael Gabriel, Vladimír Štulc and Jaromír Kročák. It is a relection of a key and complex period but on the other hand a generally marginilized period of architecture of the early 1990s. Even after an almost quarter of a century for many architects who designed banks and savings banks this period remains taboo.

Screening is done in cooperation with KÉK Budapest (Centre for Contemporaray architecture) in frame of project Filming the Central European City

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Ján Lastomírsky – Článek II; Rondel