Shared urban space is public property. Urban Interventions represent projects that nobody commissioned. They were all born out of their authors’ inner or professional need, the need to point to what doesn’t work even if there is a way it could or should be made to work, the need to exploit the potential of places where we walk every day, often without seeing them.
The idea for the project Urban Interventions evolved in Bratislava in 2007. Matúš Vallo and Oliver Sadovský (Vallo Sadovsky Architects) put into action their idea for a civic cum professional activity: They decided not to wait for an external commission and appealed to several colleagues and architectural studios to select and then put forward – without claim to professional fees – a solution for a problematic site in architectural terms in the wider centre of the capital, Bratislava.
In 2010, it was Prague’s turn.
Taken from the official text by the curators published in the exhibition’s catalogue.
Project of a pedestrian bridge over Plzeňská street on the “Bella Vista” excursion trail in Prague was designed specially for this event and participated the exhibition Urban Interventions Prague 2010 from 13 May to 2 August 2010 at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague.