Letters to the Mayor: Prague
Monday April 23, 2018 – Wednesday May 30, 2018
Opening event, "Letters to the Mayor: Prague". Norma Space, 2018. Initiative of Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Letters to the Mayor: Prague
April 23rd, 2018 – May 30th, 2018
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Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Prague as part of the global project Letters to the Mayor in collaboration with Norma Space. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.
Letters to the Mayor: Prague invites architects to write to the Mayor Adriana Krnáčová.
Václav Aulický, Afarch (Jan Aulík and Petra Skalická), Ricardo Bofill, Alžběta Brůhová, Robust (Ondřej, Helena Busta and Robert Damec), Objektor (Jakub Červenka and Václav Šuba), Chybík + Krištof (Ondřej Chybík, Michal Krištof and Robert Jelínek), Matyáš Cígler, Tomáš Ctibor with M.Š., Olga, Petr, Věra, Jana, Vojta, Jana, Pavel, Hanalisa, Klára, T. , Michal, Robert, z and TC, René Dlesk, Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Patrik Hoffmann, Veronika Indrová, Ondřej Janků, Jan Jehlík, Karolína Jirkalová, Jan Kasl, Josef Kocián, David with Dominika and Jonáš Krausovi, Vladislav Kulhánek, Regina Loukotová, Karel Maier, MAAT (Mária Maninová, Andrea Trembuľaková and Magdalena Ježková), Miroslav Masák, Prokop Matěj, Pavla Melková, Dan Merta, Ondřej Michálek, Lenka Míková, Viktória Mravčáková, Onoff (Anika Juliane Neubauer and Berk Asal), Osamu Okamura, Pallanio k. s. v. r., Steeve Ray, Szymon Rozwałka, Ondřej Rys, Milota Sidorová, Eliška Slámová, Tamara Staňková with Matyáš Švejdík, Stanislav Pech and Magdaléna Uhlířová, Marc Subirana, Anna Švehlíková, Mahulena Svobodová, Ondřej Teplý, Mária Topolčanská, Štěpán Valouch, Imrich Vaško, Yvette Vasourková, Karolína Vojáčková, Jaroslav Wertig, Zdeněk Zavřel, Markéta Zdebská
Kateřina Kulanová and Jana Moravcová
Exhibition Design and Mayoral Desk
ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR
Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 18 cities across the globe, including Bogotá, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.
Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.
Throughout history, architects have addressed this responsibility by navigating the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways, and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the political role of the architect has often been relegated to providing answers to questions that others have asked.
Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic by inviting local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials and, simultaneously, into the public consciousness.