The second year of the festival on housing, gentrification and the state of the environment in the city – A2larm – is taking place in Prague
Prague is experiencing a housing crisis, climate change, changing at a rapid pace, and although everything looks tempting in the visualizations of new projects, its more vulnerable inhabitants may rightly fear. Thanks to rising housing prices, the middle class is also beginning to count on them. Will you maintain your standard of living? Will he be able to live well in the capital even at a time when luxury developments are growing around ordinary apartment buildings?
Three days of walks, screenings, workshops and civic discussions with experts – urban planners, architects and politicians – will take place this time in Žižkov. It is this district that is currently the subject of a debate on the future shape of Žižkov City, a new district in the Žižkov Freight Station area. The change that the development will bring will be one of the main themes of the festival, which started on Friday, November 12. project film This city is not for the poor on the displacement of the poor in America and the ensuing debate on the global housing crisis.
The aim of the festival is to create a space for the people of Prague that are in trouble inaccessible housing, and other problems resulting from the rapid development of a growing city. The topic of lectures and discussions will be mainly the possibilities of the inhabitants to change Prague to serve them and their needs. In this workshop they will be able to design their ideal city: https://fb.me/e/1olof6SdS, already on Saturday 13.11. in cooperation with Architects without Borders and the Association. There will also be a live episode of the popular Alarm Bulvár podcast on Sunday, this time on the theme of the Freight Station in Prague’s Žižkov. His guests will be Michal Žaloudek, representative of Prague 3, Adam Zábranský, Prague City Councilor for Housing and Arnika’s architect and collaborator Anna Vinklárková.
An extended weekend, the program of which she prepared City memory, Arnika, Automatic and other volunteers, it is a free continuation of last year’s festival For Sustainable and Neighboring Prague and also the festival Rebellious Prague. Free entry. The festival takes place in Space39 at Řehořov 33 in Žižkov, Prague. You can find the Facebook event, including an annotation of individual points of the program, here: https://cutt.ly/1R7fNRw
A children’s corner will be available on Saturday and Sunday.