27 Jun

AAAD Klauzura by Eduard Herrmann, Matej Coufal, Jorge Garcia, 2014/15

Urban Commons | Urban Open Source

The Value of Public Space

Ensuring that the combined forces of transport and commerce contribute to the value of public space


Czech Centre Wilhelmstraße 44 / Entrance Mohrenstraße 10117 Berlin

mmcité, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague, www.prolepsimesto.cz




What is a public space? How should we develop and use public space in the future? Its historical beginnings were settlements at transport hubs and settings for commercial exchange. As communities and civilizations evolved, public space gained spiritual and symbolic significance.

Now there is much concern about the pressure and influence of commerce on our urban space. Still, many of the abiding icons of public space derive their character from commerce and transport. This discussion will centre on how best to manage this uneasy co-habitation to ensure the well-being of spaces, cities and communities.

Michal Froněk (CZ) Architect, course leader at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Partner of architecture and design office Studio Olgoj Chorchoj.
David Karásek (CZ) Designer and founder of mmcité, Czech producer of outdoor furniture for public spaces.
Adrian Peach (DE/UK) Designer, lecturer (at HTW Berlin and AAAD amongst others), researcher and consultant with emphasis on design thinking and innovation processes.
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