Trail Of Courage

(public intervention - Psáry - Dolní Jirčany)

„At the occasion of the congress held in Rome in 1936 Le Corbusier described ‘architectural walk’ as a means to experience architecture. Through a walk we gain from the architecture a feeling which is mediated by shock.“
(Le Corbusier, Conferenza alle Reale Academia d´ Italia, Roma 1936).

The project The Path of Courage aims at artistic capture of today´s urbanization of Psáry and Dolní Jirčany and related phenomena which represent, as models, a significant part of the social turnover in the Czech Republic after 1989.

The Path of Courage is formed by a net of twelve educational points connecting the original core of the municipality to the new structured areas of development that have been chosen for their standardized settlement character. The aim of mapping of the conrete context and situation of the municipality through information boards on publicly accessible places is mainly a revival of the possibility of broader social dialogue and confrontation of theory with everyday reality. The content of the information boards is therefore an informational description of the problems of suburban areas, planning of their development, and structure through technical texts that are normally not a part of public space, yet they represent a great potential for securing sustainable development of the whole society.

Authors of the project:
Matěj Al Ali, Petr Dub, Tomáš Moravec.
The Path of Courage has been realized under the patronage of the Centre for Central European Architecture (CCEA) within the CULTURAL ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR SUBURB project. The project CULBURB, through acupunctural intervention, activates suburban locations of Central European capitals and their inhabitants. Further Central European municipalities that have participated in the project: Hungary – Budapest, Poland – Warsaw, Austria – Wien, Slovakia – Bratislava, Slovenia – Ljubljana) More at: