Arts festival brightens up concrete jungle of Prague's Jižní Město
Scores of pre-fabricated apartment blocks know as "paneláky" make Jižní Město one of Prague’s greyest suburbs. Currently, however, a festival called Street for Art is bringing a splash of colour to the concrete jungle. Alongside a temporary gallery called BLOX, it features a range of outdoor events including a farmers’ market and guided bus tour. Jiří Sulženko, one of the organizers of Street for Art, explained what led them establish the festival three years ago.
Is the programme directly linked to this place, to Jižní Město, which is one of the biggest housing estates in Prague?
So what is on the programme this year? Is there any central topic to the festival?
“We always try to build some kind of architectural icon for the festival. Last year we have invited Raumlabor Studio from Berlin who brought this inflatable bubble. This year we decided to build BLOX, a temporary art centre, built from containers or building models in three storeis and we hope to make an icon of the festival as well.”
What else is on the programme? You said you wanted to get out in the streets…