Ostrovy s.r.o. organised one workshop of River of Opportunities meeting in Prague that took place during United Islands festival between 19th and 21st June 2014. The main focus of the meeting was on audience development with practical examples as of the festival that awaited some 60 000 during three days.
The opening event of the meeting took place in the former cargo railway station in Žižkov – the brownfield that is being trasferred to the cultural site throughout the whole year. United Islands festival had the cargo station as one of the clubs during the club night on the 19th June.
On Friday 20th the participants of the meeting joined the reSITE architectural conference that was partner event of United Islands. reSITE festival content for this year was Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy and took place newly constructed Forum Karlin. Debate went through topics of the architecture, politics, finance and community participation with the world’s best experts in urban economy, design and development. The morning session of the conference had two specific topics: Community Resiliency – City for All and lecture of Eugene Asse the dean of Moscow School of Architecture. The afternoon was dedicated to meeting with local promoters of public events focusing on working with audience such as Signal festival – the festival of light that is one of the biggest events in Prague. Afterwards participants visited the United Islands festival in the Prague centre.
There was a guided architectural walk prepared for Saturday morning with one of the most important young architect Adam Grebian.
Participants from 5 partner institutions from Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Italy and from Finland took part in the meeting.
Organiser: Ostrovy s.r.o.
United Isands Festival program: http://unitedislands.cz/en/program/
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