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„To have a clearer imagination of how spaces will look like, please see our video and plain floor plans attached at the end of this text. These are plain floor-plans of spaces where Exhibition of Countries and Regions and Student Exhibition will be held. 

The next edition in June 2019 sees a return to PQ’s traditional home – The Prague Exhibition Grounds and Industrial Palace. Below you can see a video showing you the whole area of PQ 2019 from bird’s eye view:

Artistic concept for Exhibition of Countries and Regions and Student Exhibition

The establishment of a city – or any other settlement for that matter – reflects not only the conditions of social development and various economic pressures but also decisions imposed by dominant, outside forces. On a smaller scale, urbanism is based on specific characteristics, which serve as an external framework for the space.

The urbanism of temporary exhibitions is similar, but with other dimensions beyond functionality and the rational division of space, as well as the advantage that it is a metaphorical space not intended to be occupied “for ages”. The metaphor of space temporarily occupied by representations of more than 70 independent countries and regions is an idealistic concept of materializing a shared earth and global peace.

The task was to create a level playing field for all participants where political and economic influence are not considerations, where large countries occupy the same number of square meters as small island states. This gesture conceals a universal potential based on equality and dignity. So how do we artificially organize this international cluster? The fairest way of dividing any equal amount is to use a grid, which offers clarity and easy servicing.

However, this type of rationality contains its own authoritarian gesture, such as the layout of a military camp or a sales fair, where the main goal is the efficiency of military action or the maximization of profit. But what if the space is subject to negotiation? What if the borders, communication, and management of shared or in-between spaces must be renegotiated to take into account the other party? In these situations, the space is considered to be held in common, but not because someone else has decided on it – it is shared on the basis of mutual respect. Only then are urbanists able to offer appropriate coordinates, ones that will facilitate negotiations and define the given space as open and transparent.“

Ländersektion

Weitere Informationen zur Ländersektion hier herunterladen.

Plan der zugewiesenen Ausstellungsflächen:

Assigned exhibition spaces

Studentensektion

Pläne für die Studentensektion hier herunterladen.

Plan der zugewiesenen Ausstellungsflächen: