English info

Do you feel that your neighbourhood is currently not for people but rather for cars and that you rarely meet outside with neighbours and friends? Since 2006 for one day a year neighbourhood festivities Zažít město jinak (Different City Experience) have been opening the streets primarily to the local people (don’t worry, everyone is welcome). Thanks to this event you can see the city through different eyes – as a joyful and vibrant place of cultural and social life, place of people talking and playing.

And what’s more, the residents do not just play the part of visitors – the whole-day`s programme is completely prepared by active locals. The programme is mainly composed of workshops, games, concerts, sports, theatre performances, you can eat food prepared locally etc.

On September 15th 2018 people from about one hundred places (streets, parks, squares etc.) all over Czechia will join the event. Unfortunately, we are not able to translate all the programmes into English. However, we will prepare a selective programme for you. Stay tuned!


Different City Experience is coordinated by Prague NGO Auto*Mat as part of the European Mobility Week.

The main aims of Different City Experience are:

     • to revive the streets of Prague with unique cultural activities and show them as interesting places for life
     • to increasethe interest of Prague residents in their neighbourhood and local events and to inspire them to care about it and improve it
     • to make people aware of the potential of places which we usually view only as a grey collage of our usual work day
     • to consolidate and strengthen constructive cooperation between different players within local societies

Dream places 2018

How would you imagine your dream city or a place where you live? And how do organizers of the neighbourhood festivities in your street imagine it? Perhaps in quite a similar way! Perhaps your dreams may even come true! You will find out at this year`s Different City Experience, the theme of which will be “City of dreams”.

You can dream of your ideal city for example at the following places (but maybe they will also join in elsewhere):
P1 Kampa
wish tree
making a dream catcher
Malá Strana old photos exhibition
P2 Nusle Steps
Pragulic – tour with Robert, a homeless guide
New Hair – hair cutting for wigs for children with cancer
Street Gardening – tree-planting workshop
P2 Londýnská street
exhibition and sale of art and photographs of artists living in the house no. 38
neighbourhood charity flea market supported by actress Tereza Voříšková (the profit will be donated to the mentally disabled)
P3 Biskupcova street
Pragulic – commented tour with Václav, a homeless guide
P3 Up the hill – Víta Nejedlého street (will be held on the 22nd Sep)
What about the kids? Do they have a place to dance? A dream of opening a dance room in the Žižkov open air followed by a debate.
P3 náměstí Barikád
all day making of dream catchers which you can take home
P4 Michelská park – Na rolích
Michle historical photographs exhibition
neighbourhood quiz
P5 Barrandov
scarf knitting for the statue of Pegasus
P5 Dívčí hrady
exhibition of paintings with the “City of dreams“
P6 Břevnov
wall of dreams
visiting the local health centre roof terrace
P6 Dejvice Campus
sci-fi Prague including a space interactive workshop
Exhibition match of post-apocalyptic sport
P7 Strossmayer square
viewing the “City of dreams“ from a different angle
What do our neighbours eat? (bread spreading for our homeless neighbours with the Community of Sant´Egidio)
P7 Hlávka bridge underpass
Chinese lantern workshop and a procession which should bring attention to unsatisfactory state of the underpass lighting
Preview of Atelier radostné tvorby exhibition
Preview of photograph exhibition “Prague-my city?!“
P7 U Akademie
studios of AVU (Academy of Fine Arts) open to the public
P7 U Průhonu
clothes collection for an asylum for mothers with children
polargraph of Roman Týc
P8 Dolní Chabry
fun orientation run
P8 Horovo náměstí
presentation of a new railway stop U Kříže proposal
P8 Hybešova street
city dream catcher – outdoor art installation of the duo Artyšok
P8 Chabařovická street
planting of a new handkerchief tree
lecture “City of dreams“ about Prague architecture
art workshop “City of dreams“
P9  Paletka Community Garden
drawing with chalks on pavement and crayons on boards with the theme of dreaming
dream catcher making
P10 Svatopluk Čech square
What to do with the square: results of last year`s survey about changes of green arrangement in Svatopluk Čech square
new game with evaluation tags through which you can express your opinion on the state of particular places in the square
Praha 10 Skalka residential area
drawing of a future park design in Skalka residential area
P10 Zahradní Město
tour of unknown Prague
P14 Kardašovská street
children as well as adults will build their “City of dreams“
P15 Hostivařská street
building of the “City of dreams“ with architects

Litoměřice – Liškova street
Dream street – creative workshop enriched by beautiful books for children and adults with Iva Červinková from K.H.Mácha Library
dream of an open-air swimming pool in the square

Best of Different City Experience 2018

Prague 1
14:00–18:00 old photos from Malá Strana (Lesser Town)
18:00–21:00 fire & roasting sausages

tasting of homemade beer by our neighbour Pavel
view of half of Prague from a secret place

vinyl live stage

Petrské square
cuttings, shoots and seeds exchange

play various almost-forgotten musical instruments

tours of the St. Vojtech church and parish office, Foerster hall
art walk with Sylva Francová
magician performance by Mister Petran

Prague 2
traditional Mexican festivities „La Calle Mexicana”

sourdough workshop

Londýnská 38
slime workshop for children

13:00–15:15 coffee triathlon

17:00–18:00 Velvet feast

Nuselské schody
10:00–19:00 Na Fidlovačce Theatre plays for children
15:00–17:00 tour with Robert from Pragulic
10:00–19:00 Nové háro – street hairdresser
14:00 planting workshop

running race

Zderaz – Dittrichova
nature in Prague contest

Prague 3
14:00 20,000 Jews under the Sea (improvised theatre for children)
18:30 Underground Comedy (stand-up show)
19:15 slam poetry

10:00 yoga
15:30 trash embroidery workshop

Nám. barikád square
concert on the church rooftop

Řehořova 33 – Prostor 39
mental health workshop

Prague 4
15:35 Jewish songs

13:00 beer drinking speed competition

20:30 summer cinema: Poesie industrie

Michelská Park – Na Rolích
14:00 historical photos of Michle (exhibition)
15:30 herb corner
amateur dog-breeding competition

10:00 historical walk
11:20 announcements of the results of best cake in Podolí competition
14:00 concert of Václav Neckář
15:50 creative workshop with seniors

Prague 5
Dívčí hrady
12:00 music of early classicism – string chamber orchestra from Barrandov
15:00 chairlift in the trees
demonstration of mounted police

13:00 Tribute to potato – best potato dish competition

Na Skalce Park
16:30 Nikola Mucha
Jolly Joker + P.B.U.

U Nikolajky
10:00–14:00 design a lemonade label with Bára
DJ Gramofón – play your record
sensory training

U Okrouhlíku
14:00–15:00 tournament in street sports
18:30–19:15 garage cinema (film surprise for children)

Kavárna co hledá jméno
9:00–20:00 polaroid miniworkshop

Prague 6
13:00 Pomazanice – best spread competition
14:15–14:45 (non-)traditional running up the stairs
16:45 Fu Fu Band (children’s orchestra)
visit to the roof of the health centre with an architect
dog competition

Kampus Dejvice
13:00–22:00 cosplayers stand
16:00–16:30 exhibition match of Juggers
16:00–17:00 Pavel Klusák – electronics in the Czechoslovakian film music in the 1960s
robotic bartender
space interactive workshop

Prague 7
premiere of a stand-up comedy “The whole Letná already knows”

Tusarova Park
16:00 piano virtuoso Petr Ožana
Carrothon – relay run with a carrot
talk about old Holešovice

Hlávkův bridge underpass
15:30 lantern workshop
17:30 lantern procession
meeting of homeless people and people with home

Strossmayerovo square
14:00 What will our neighbours eat? – making sandwiches for our homeless neighbours
14:00–17:30 Different bee experience – bee stories from our neighbourhood

U Akademie – Gerstnerova
11:00 day of open studios: AVU and Club AVU
12:00 artwork of local children

U Průhonu
polarograph with Roman Týc

Prague 8
Dolní Chabry
orienteering run

17:00–18:00 stone carving workshop

Horovo náměstí
10:00 Warm Up with Ukliďme Česko (Let ‚s clean the Czech Republic)
14:00 masseur with a chair
Tibet in Libeň

14:00–18:00 historical photos from our area
15:00–16:00 cutting glasses workshop
16:00–17:00 Argentinian tango neighbourhood minicourse

15:00–18:00 graffiti workshop of Artwise studio (6m long graffiti wall)
woodwork for children
Dreamcatcher – outdoor art installation

11:00–11:30 planting a new tree – handkerchief tree
12:45–13:00 eco fashion show of the teachers from ZŠ německo-českého porozumění
Korean music

Kasárna Karlín
Arrival City exhibition: What happens to urban space when being used by newly arrived residents from different parts of the world? Transformation of housing estates in Prague under the influence of migration mainly from the countries of Eastern Europe.

Konšelská 15
Analogue photography day – lectures, workshops

13:00 radio reading of Jirous, Hrabal, Seifert
20:00 BioMasha with the band Debbi Love as part of Rádio Dada (ČRo Vltava)
neighbourhood reading of fairy tales

historical marketplace where you can pay with old banknotes that you can compete for in marbles, humming tops or hopscotch
photos and rides in vintage cars
historic photo studio

Prague 9
15:00 talk about the history of Prague 9
17:00 slam poetry with Tukan
backgammon tournament

Prague 10
Svatopluka Čecha square
16:00–17:00 guided tour of the church with a visit to the rooftop
20:30–22:00 evening cinema on the stairs: Surviving Life
fire & roasting sausages

Petrohradská 13
16:00–20:00 performative hairdressing

Sídliště Skalka
15:00–18:00 painting the future shape of the park

16:30 meeting of natives of Záběhlice and exhibition of historical photographs

Zahradní Město
15:00 walk with Prahou neznámou

Prague 11
Chodov, Pošepného square
basics of sign language

Prague 13
Nové Butovice – Seydlerova
18:00 Cuban salsa workshop

Prague 14
memory training for seniors

Prague 15
Hostivařská Street
12:00–18:00 exhibition of animals (U Břehu Street)
14:00 swing lesson
14:00–18:00 manhole cover printing workshop