Berlin & Prague 2016: Day 2 – Innovation in Prague

In 2016 we are leading 4 high school summer trips. You can read all about our Global Innovators trips or get in touch to ask us any questions about the programs. Our 2016 Berlin & Prague trip “Hacking the City” focuses on innovation, start-ups and community in cities around the world. During the trip, students take turns writing a daily blog post to describe their project process and exploration, follow along here.

What got you thinking today?

Graffiti is often understood as a synonym to vandalism. In Prague it matches another word, Street Art.  It has become a way to express one’s self–in a legal way though festivals and contracts.  These “Graffiti Walls” at their foundation are where these artists come to play, bringing life to areas that might not have any otherwise.  It created a sense of connectedness for the residents of the city.  Some cities are centers of poetry. Prague is a graffiti hub.

What did you cover:

We went on the walk with Tomas an got to see the street art of Prague. At the end of this we went to the institute of Cyberanarchy. After spending some time there we went to ImpactHUB Prague. We were shown a presentation of what it was and what they have done. We then worked on our project. Then had dinner and head back to the hotel. Graffiti is a form of communication that allows the people of the city to show how they feel and how they view something. A “new” way to to use their freedom of speech -Alek

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