ABOLISHING PRAGUE: ESSAYS & INTERVENTIONS
ed. Louis Armand
ISBN 978-80-7308-532-2 (paperback) 240pp
Publication date: November 2014
Price: € 12.00 (not including postage)
Abolishing Prague is a psychogeographical investigation into the “other” Prague: a combination of theoretical, historical, ficto-critical, photo-essayistic and poetic research into the city’s parallel dimensions. Abolishing Prague brings together a series of writings on a Prague uncharted by the conventional tourist guide: the Prague of suppressed or forgotten pasts, the amnesiac city of deserted docklands and depopulated islands, the Prague of shabby riverside colonies, a Prague slowly vanishing from the face of the earth, giving way to current urban planning and corporate redevelopment. Topics include Prague’s counterculture, brutalist architecture, the work of Karel Teige, Viteslav Nezval, Lukas Tomin, Franz Kafka, as well as “interventions” by contemporary prague-based artists, writers & photographers. Contributors include: Benjamin Tallis, David Vichnar, Ian Mikyska, Michel Delville, Robert Carrithers, Holly Tavel, Vadim Erent, Bonita Rhoads, Karen Pearlman, Dustin Breitling, Vit Bohal, Louis Armand.