After many years of planning, the area around the Memorial of Silence is being transformed from the city’s largest brownfield into an expansive modern neighborhood. After countless discussions relating to transportation, height limits, and greenery, now the time has come to address the identity of the city and how it is reflect in the public space.
When working with the area east of the station, meaning the city that is currently taking shape, how can we apply the legacy of the past and the values that have for generations been imprinted onto the existing residential neighborhoods west of the Bubny rail line?
This was the question discussed by historian and Prague 7 councilor for urban development Lenka Burgerová, public art theorist and dean of Liberec Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture Jan Stolín, and director of the Memorial of Silence Pavel Štingl. The discussion was moderated by architect and architecture theorist Pavla Melková.
The discussion was streamed online via the Czech News Agency: stream
The public discussion was held as part of the Open House Prague festival.