Bedřichovice upon Thames
‘Bedřichovice upon Thames’ marks the final stage of the five-year project by creating new Cultural Centre and transforming the square in South Moravian village into London. Full story here.
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Responding to the invitation by Tate Modern in 2011, Kateřina Šedá transposed the village of Bedřichovice to London. Eighty inhabitants had only one task – to behave as if at home; from sweeping the pavement, washing the car, gardening or doing sports… However, London was not the end, but rather a starting point of the project. A new holiday was established in Bedřichovice on 3 September each year: the locals meet and take a joint photo, the village square and the Cultural Centre have gone through a substantial revitalization in the course of the five years. This year the village centre has undergone general refurbishment and was redesigned and enriched with typical London features.
The grand opening of the village square and reconstructed Cultural Centre will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015.
Author: Kateřina Šedá
Visual identity of the project and graphic design of publications: Radim Peško
Architectural design of the square: Jitka Ressová / Ellement
Design of the square and Cultural Centre: David Zajíček
Design of the Cultural Centre: Tomáš Dvořák
Bedřichovice guidebook, Bedřichovice edition and texts: Aleš Palán