JOINT THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND CHAPTER MEETING
5-9 October, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
Event space is limited. Registration opens in summer, 2017.
AIA Continental Europe offers approved AIA CES continuing education.
The name of this conference, Prague 20/20, has a double meaning. The first is that in 2017 it will have been twenty years since AIA Europe last hosted a conference in Prague. The second is a hind sight. In this case we will be looking back at what has developed in Prague over the last 20 years, while also re-visiting the cherished historic sites.
An introduction to the history of Prague from the Holy Roman Emperor Karl IV to the Second World War will provide the context for understanding the city’s latest developments. The overview will be presented in lecture format and walking tours of Old Prague – the Charles Bridge, Wallenstein Palace, The Prague Castel, churches, synagogues and the Municipal House.
The conference will then focus on the newest urban developments that have taken shape around the Soviet-built metro lines, originally built to bring people from Prague city center to the socialist housing blocks. Today, many new projects have formed around these important transit hubs. Prague 20/20 will be the first joint conference between AIA Europe and AIA International Region, bringing together a diverse AIA membership from around the globe. A wealth of knowledge about architecture and urbanism through the particulars of this European city will be shared. Prague 20/20 is planned to coincide with Prague Architecture Week, providing attendees with many more opportunities to see and learn about contemporary architecture and design during their visit. We hope to see you there.
– Vincent Marani, AIA, Conference Chair
–Steven Miller, FAIA