An educational programme from the ROLE(S) IN ART catalogue for the architecture of the DOX Centre, DOX+, and for the Gulliver Airship
the “architect” role
When during one educational programme for Eva Jiřičná’s exhibition we asked what it means to “put your body on the line”, we wanted to find out what role is played by the ability to take a risk and forge one’s own path during any type of creative activity. The exhibition ended, but the works of courageous architects and designers still invite us to stop and enter them. Buildings and their narratives are part of our lives, we can face them (standing, sitting, or lying down) in various ways – we define the sense and size of structures. And in a similar way, structures define us.
Why is variety important in (not only) architecture, and what role does the personality of creators play? We will explore these questions as well as ourselves in premises created three prominent architects. We will contrast the severity and purity of the “white cube” that is DOX with the absolutely different approach of Martin Rajniš, the creator of the Gulliver Airship, and for the first time also with the new DOX+ multifunction space, which was built under the leadership of award-winning architect Petr Hájek. Which will suit you best?
The educational programme contains various activities, commentaries, and discussions within the exhibition, with a closing workshop. Individual parts of the programme are naturally balanced and adapted to the age of the group.
Suitable for Art, Civics/Social Studies, Czech, and History teachers
Duration: 120 min
Target group: primary and high school students, special-interest groups
Cost: 500 CZK/group in czech language (800 CZK/group in English / German / French / Polish) + exhibition admission