Bratislava is very active in the city greenery; urban vegetation is considered a priority in the city administration; is developed in several city programs. Bratislava is one of the greenest capitals in the world, as few capitals are surrounded by forests, they can be reached very quickly compared to other metropolises. Vegetation fulfills important functions in the city, reduces dust and noise, creates a favorable microclimate – it cools the streets and increases humidity, it also has a positive effect on mental well-being. Therefore, in cooperation with various organizations, we decided to think about its functions together.
The aim of the A Plant program is to highlight the importance of urban greenery, especially in the context of the climate crisis, to draw attention to it, as well as to contribute to its improvement and protection. The intention is to implement projects of domestic and foreign artists and curators in cooperation with experts in the field of urban greenery directly in situ; in areas where this agenda is most used, such as: meadows, parks, wetlands or the banks of the Danube.
The program in 2022 consists of 5 events that take place during the most active growing season, between May and October. We will work on topics such as mitigating the climate crisis in the city through urban greenery, invasive plants, trees in the city, botanical gardens as colonial structures. and other.
A View from the Edge of a Pasture
Three-day symposium on a shared knowledge on ecological urban pastoralism.
Curated by: Edith Jeřábková & Denisa Langrová
12.05. 2022 – 14.05. 2022
Location: Geologické múzeum, Devínska Kobyla; Pink Whale, Dvořákovo nábrežie, Bratislava
Breaking the Ice/ Rompere il Ghiaccio
OHT / Fillipo Andreatta
Curated by: Giulia Ferracci
Location: Sad Janka Kráľa, Bratislava
Kitti Gosztola & Bence György Pálinkás: Wild Garden Utopia
Curated by: Lýdia Pribišová
03. – 06.08. 2022
Location: Garden of the Vodárenské museum, Bratislava; Pink Whale, Dvořákovo nábrežie, Bratislava
Curated by: Borbála Soós
23. – 24.08. 2022
Location: Botanical Garden of Comenius University; Pink Whale, Dvořákovo nábrežie, Bratislava
Weeds & Seeds. Linda Boļšakova a Sandra Kosorotova
Curated by Lýdia Pribišová
Location: Academy of Fine Arts, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 4, Bratislava, room 135
Spolka: Drawing Trees
Curated by: SPOLKA collective
14.10 – 15.10. 2022
Location: A HALL, Kunsthalle Bratislava