Inadaptible Stops – Prague 1

29. 5. 2013 from 14:30 to 16:30

A public happening in Prague 1 - Nové Město 

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and the Asistence civic association, on the occasion of the Disabled by Normality exhibition, invite all occupants of Prague 1 – Nové Město and active representatives of local cultural and educational institutions to participate in the “Inadaptible Stops” happening that will take place on Wednesday, 29 May from 14:30 in the vicinity of key tram stops along the Nové Město riverfront.

The goal of the happening is, within the context of the Disabled by Normality exhibition on the theme of life with a handicap, to draw attention to barriers in tram transit in Prague 1. These barriers prevent not only wheelchair users but also senior citizens and parents with prams from using the main tram stops along the route Právnická fakulta – Staroměstská – Karlovy lázně - Újezd.

The happening set out as a procession full of music, bearing the slogan: “We’re waiting until Prague has no barriers” along with representatives of the DOX Centre and the Asistence association, along the route of these stops with barriers in an attempt to alert the general public to the issue of barriers in urban transit, which often appears in other city districts (Prague 7, Prague 4). The procession will conclude in Petřín Park near the Újezd stop, where an afterparty for happening participants will be held.

The happening is also an invitation to Prague 1 locals to actively participate in the procession and its programme. The happening will thus be joined by local cultural and educational organizations in order to jointly draw attention to the theme of a city with barriers and to create a public space that will be truly inclusive and that will include residents of various social and age categories.

You too can join us and become a part of a vision of an inclusive, barrier-free public space!

The May happening will be followed up by a public procession on Thursday, 20 June from 18:00 along the following tram stop route in Prague 7: Nádraží Holešovice – Ortenovo náměstí – U Průhonu – Dělnická, and which will at the same time draw attention to the haphazard reconstruction of tram platforms, which will continue to not be barrier-free.