Rivers of Opportunities meeting in Prague will take place during the United Islands festival between 19th and 21st June 2014.

United Islands is held annually since 2004 on Vltava river islands and adjacent locations in the historical center of Prague. It stands out as a festival with unique atmosphere, beautiful environment, and live music from new and progressive artists from Czech Republic and abroad.

The main focus of the meeting will be the audience development with practical examples as of the festival that is expecting some 60,000 during three days.

ui_for_webThe opening event of the meeting will take place at the former cargo railway station in Žižkov – the brownfield that is being transferred to the cultural site throughout the whole year. United Islands festival has the cargo station as one of the clubs during the club night on the 19th June.

On Friday 20th the participants of the meeting will join the reSITE architectural conference that is a partner event of United Islands. reSITE festival content for this year is Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy and will take place at the newly constructed Forum Karlin. Debate will go 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 will have two specific topics: Community Resilency – City for All and a lecture by Eugene Asse, the dean of Moscow School of Architecture.

The afternoon will be dedicated to meeting with local promoters of public events focusing on working with audience – Signal festival – the festival of light, Ondřej Kobza – promoter of special projects that are living up the city e.g. pianos on the streets and Jaroslav Raušer who is specializing in projects connected with brownfield sites and music education of children. Participants will then visit the United Islands festival in the Prague centre.

Visit the official website of the United Islands festival: www.unitedislands.cz

Rivers of Opportunities Learning Partnership is supported by the Grundtvig Programme of the European Commission.

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