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CZ2: Visions for the Future › 20/4–2/6/2024

CZ2: Visions for the Future
CZ2: Visions for the Future

authors: students and tutors of The Why Factory at BK TU Delft, FA CTU Prague, FUA TU Liberec, FA VUT Brno, ARCHIP

curators of the Pardubice reprise: Winy Maas (The Why Factory at BK TU Delft, NL), Regina Loukotová (ARCHIP, CZ), Šimon Knettig, Daniel Hub, Szymon Rozwalka (VUT Brno, CZ) & the GAMPA team


PROJECTTHE ERROR IS NOT A MISTAKE 2024


We work in year-round thematic cycles. This year's umbrella theme is "Error is not a mistake." Through three exhibitions, we will contemplate errors as a natural part of the human and non-human world, speculate on the difference between error and mistake, and inquire into who determines what is erroneous and what is not.

We kick off the cycle with a project that is the culmination and continuation of an extraordinary semester project, in which more than 150 Czech and international students from the faculties of architecture of CTU, TU Delft, TU Liberec, VUT Brno, and ARCHIP participated in 2022–2023. These students delved into a thorough examination of the future of the Czech Republic. The result is a comprehensive range of ideas and projects aimed at addressing the key issues and potentials of Czech society.

The CZ2 project is not just an author's exhibition; it is primarily a manifesto, an invitation, a challenge to join a discussion platform that would allow both experts and the general public to seek and shape a vision of the republic, regions, and cities, and to determine their direction. We open a critical dialogue towards architects, urban planners, creators of strategic plans, as well as other experts in the fields of technology and social sciences, and we ask how to think differently about architecture and public space, natural and technical infrastructure, and society in times of climatic, cultural, political, and other turbulent changes.

We envision the future(s) of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, a small country in the heart of Europe, often perceived by its inhabitants as a unique gem hidden behind the mountains, an oasis of peace amidst a restless world, is indeed a place with a deeply ingrained founding myth, whose image is constantly evolving on many levels. A myth that is an irrational fiction of reality, a fiction that conceals the fear of the complexity, variability, and uncertainty of the contemporary world. A fiction that can be strongly and clearly observed even at the level of architecture and urbanism.

Despite the fact that the transition from socialism to a market economy had far-reaching consequences for the anthropogenic environment and significantly increased the geopolitical significance of this part of Europe, despite new challenges shared by the entire planet, this founding myth of the uniqueness of this valley remains incredibly vivid and unquestionable. Like any myth, it helps reinforce a sense of belonging, but at the same time, it is a strong impediment to possible transformations.

However, the urgency of the climate crisis and recent complex geopolitical events require immediate action. We need a new awakening, a new tuning, a new sensitivity, without which new thinking cannot emerge.

CZ2 offers some of the many visions that can shape the future direction of the Czech Republic and its more equitable, just, and sustainable future(s). It's not about a single, even the best, ideal, final vision, but about an infinite set, a diversity of ideas. A landscape of differences that do not fight against each other but are capable of coexisting alongside each other in a tolerant collage.

Through the synthesis of academic, sometimes highly transdisciplinary, other times optimistically naive, research, creative design, and strategic foresight, this collection of ideas depicted on an immersive map 1/20,000, created by more than 150 students in international cooperation from 5 schools of architecture, represents potential interventions on various scales and with various goals.

We perceive CZ2 as a public platform (the country as such) for the exchange and discussion of our ideas, opinions, and dreams about the future(s) that can emerge from this landscape.


We thank for the finacial support: Ministry of Culture ČR, Pardubice
Media partners: Artalk.cz, Artikl, Artmap, Artyčok.tv, FlashArt
Collaboration: ARCHIP, BK TU Delft, FA ČVUT, FAA TUL, FA VUT

Accompanying program

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GG & GAMPA opening | Postprism | Inside | CZ2: Visions for the Future

GG & GAMPA opening | Postprism | Inside | CZ2: Visions for the Future
› Sat 20/4/2024 15:00

GAMPA | vernissage | Error is not a Mistake

Opening ceremony of the exhibitions CZ2: Vision for the Future (GAMPA), Postprizma (GG) and the project Inside (GG).

Family Wednesday

Family Wednesday
› Wed 1/5/2024 10:00

GAMPA | workshop | Error is not a Mistake

Open workshop for children and their parents or grandparents. A space to meet, have fun, and learn.

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2
› Thu 2/5/2024 18:00

GAMPA | guided tour | Error is not a Mistake

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2 – through the map of ideas, concepts, and dreams about the future(s) that may emerge from the Czech landscape.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Friday

Senior Friday
› Fri 3/5/2024 10:00

GAMPA | workshop | Error is not a Mistake

Workshop for creative elderlies. Our motto is: age is just a number.

Creative Sunday

Creative Sunday
› Sun 5/5/2024 15:00

GAMPA | workshop | Error is not a Mistake

A weekend workshop (not only) for children, but also for their parents and other adults who are not afraid to explore the corners and possibilities of contemporary art and themselves.

Fair Trade Breakfast

Fair Trade Breakfast
› Sat 11/5/2024 10:00

GAMPA | Error is not a Mistake

Join the communal fair trade breakfast, bring what your home or garden has given, taste the delicacies from neighbors. For the 13th year in a row, fair traid breakfast is being organized throughout the Czech Republic to support fair rewards for growers worldwide.

 

Talk about architecture: Anna Beata Háblová a Filip Landa

Talk about architecture: Anna Beata Háblová a Filip Landa
› Tue 14/5/2024 18:00

GAMPA | lecture | Error is not a Mistake | Offcity

The OFFCITY ARCHITECTS series welcome guests, whose perspectives and experiences related to the given topic may vary greatly. The first guest will be architect, theorist, and poet Anna Beata Háblová. Her sensitive reflections breathe life into the inanimate matter of architecture and bring its essence closer to a broad audience. Filip Landa, the second guest, ia also an architect, publicist, and traveler. After years of collaboration with the professional magazine ERA21, he became its editor-in-chief. 

Family Wednesday

Family Wednesday
› Wed 15/5/2024 10:00

GAMPA | workshop | Error is not a Mistake

Open workshop for children and their parents or grandparents. A space to meet, have fun, and learn.

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2
› Thu 16/5/2024 18:00

GAMPA | guided tour | Error is not a Mistake

Guided tour through the exhibition CZ2 – through the map of ideas, concepts, and dreams about the future(s) that may emerge from the Czech landscape.

Senior Friday

Senior Friday
› Fri 17/5/2024 10:00

GAMPA | workshop | Error is not a Mistake

Workshop for creative elderlies. Our motto is: age is just a number.