The University of Predlice project carried out by the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University refers to a fictional university situated in the poor industrial periphery Predlice, a socially excluded town with a large Roma minority in the Czech Republic. The University of Predlice interconnects different places and communities like a social ghetto and a university campus. It is focused on interactive site-specific interventions, social design realizations, workshops led by invited artists, professors, students of visual art and design targeting and involving local inhabitants. The artworks created in the project have been displayed all around Predlice and are now exhibited at the National Gallery in Prague. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, NGOs, local elementary schools, municipal authorities, inhabitants of Predlice and among others, the Open Society Arts and Culture Program.
For more information about the project please visit the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University website.
The exhibition is open to the public at the National Gallery of Prague from November 21, 2012 until January 27, 2013.
National Gallery of Prague