Palárikova Street - 120 Years Together

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On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the foundation of Zehnhaus Colony on Palárikova Street in Bratislava we want to look at the Colony’s history, architecture and community. On October 7 and 8, 2022, in and directly on the Palárikova´s street we will open a discussion about its potentiall and we will also create opportunities for the residents to become involved in the urban planning and community development of this street and its surroundings.

During the public discussion we will look at the neighborhood from the perspectives of local inhabitants, invited experts and representatives of local municipality in order to understand the neighborhood in the context of the socio-urban development of Bratislava.

At the birthday party, everyone will have the chance to get to know each other and the neighborhood by participating in a socially engaged game called BEEN THERE TOGETHER. Using challenges on cards designed especially for this occasion, we will prompt the responsiveness of the participants, pique their curiosity and encourage them to interact, start up a dialogue and cooperation.

Local residents,representatives of organizations with premises and activities in this neighborhood and well-wishers of all ages are welcomed. Let’s discover the deterination and creativity within us necessary for individual changes and the common development of Palárikova Street and its surroundings!

Public Discussion / October 7 from 6:00 p.m., Beskydská 12

Birthday Party / October 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., courtyards on Palárikova Street

Public Discussion / October 7 from 6:00 p.m., Beskydská 12
The neighborhood, its past, present and potential future from the perspective of local residents and other local and cultural actors.
Participation confirmed by
- Miroslav Hrdina – art and architecture historian, focuses on the 20th-century architecture in Slovakia he published a book about architect and builder Juraj Tvarožek, he also works at the The Regional Monuments Board in Bratislava
- Sandra Štasselová – urban planner with an interest in the relations between public spaces and quality of life in the city and related public politics, initiator of the project Vnútroblok / Mobilné záhrady she works at Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava
- Damas Gruska – university teacher, cultural commentator, local activist and communal deputy, a resident of this neighborhood for 35 years, planted extensive greenery in the courtyard
- Zuzana Duchová – curator and founder of the the project, editor of ARCH journal, works for Creative Europe Desk Slovensko – Creative Europe program
- Juraj Horňák – founder of the Lebo Mädveď Design Studio and author of the Mestocity Project, oriented on the experimental activation of public space
- Nina Mikušková – local resident, creator of the socially engaged game BEEN THERE TOGETHER
- Dominika Belanská - artist, musician and facilitator, co-author of cultural and environmental projects in the neighborhood (Susedenie / Nomadic Arts Festival 2016, Záhrada POD PYRAMÍDOU)
- Petra Balíková – local resident, project coordinator of

The photographs of Palárikova Street and local inhabitants , taken by director and local resident Barbora Berezňáková, will be presented during the discussion.

Birthday Party / October 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., courtyards on Palárikova Street
We invite you to a picnic, unconventional games and a film screening in the Palárikova Street courtyards. We will listen to experiences from the local residents, get to know each other better, have fun [KM3] and think about what kind of neighborhood we want to have and what can we do to make that happen.
We will show a short documentary film about the Žilinská´s market, made by filmmaker and theater author Anna Grusková. The story of the marketplace and Schulpe´s colony willl be told by Zuzana Ivašková, author of the book “Trhovisko Žilinská”. Various publications and articles about the Zehnhaus Colony will also be available for review.
We will also play a special version of the game BEEN THERE TOGETHER, which was prepared for Palárikova Street by Nina Mikušková and Dominika Belanská. It will allow us to look at our neighborhood in a new way, to find inspiration and to initiate dialogues and cooperation more easily. You will also be able to play Juraj Horňák’s “The Game or Ur(b)” – an adaptation of the oldest board game in the world, and which according to legend, is able to predict your fate.
Would you like to learn about the fate of Palárikova Street? Come and experience what it can be like when we cooperate on its improvement.. Come and bring what you would like to share with others food, photos, stories or musical intrument– We will prepare a picnic where we’ll have time to talk and listen to stories from the neighborhood.

This event is organized by local residents in cooperation with BEEN THERE TOGETHER and ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit. The event is also supported by public resources from the Nadácia mesta Bratislavy (City of Bratislava Foundation).