Following Josef Pleskot's reflection on city highways as scars or hardened arteries of the urban organism, the collaborative exhibition project Highway Mindway challenges us to think differently about public spaces: how the highway as an architectural paradigm invites us to find new ways of understanding cities and communication alike.
As urban motorway, that literally and figuratively divides the city, while inviting new connectivities, the highway can become a pedestrian zone with views of landmarks, a space for cultural and leisure activities. As a mindway - shared by students from the Graduate Diploma in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art in London and from Photography 2 studio at Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design - it brings together approaches to thinking about how we connect in cities and through digital highways in the Vitrínka Gallery of the Czech Centre in London and in form of a public installation in front of the Czech Embassy next door.
Project led by: Wiebke Leister, Gary Clough (RCA); Alena Kotzmannová, Tomáš Souček, Alex Bykov (UMPRUM) and curator Michal Nanoru.
Image: Highway Mindway, photo: Syrena Xueyi Ma
ensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
Vitrínka Gallery, Czech Centre London
30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
Tue – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm
Sun 25 June, 11 am - 5 pm
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Outdoor exhibition on the fence of the Czech Embassy
26 - 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
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