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Prague City Architecture

by Larissa Petryca, on 25 October 2021 13:29:46 CEST

Under the umbrella of Learning Plus, PCU announces the first in a series of elective courses with the launch of Prague City Architecture. This introductory programme will help unmask the architectural treasures and historical stories of Prague.

Prague City Architecture Vinohrady
Experience Prague differently by finding treasures that often go unnoticed

About the Course

Starting Friday November 5, this free weekly course is open to PCU students, alumni and lecturers. Attendance can be in-person or via the Digital Campus.

Participants will learn not only about architecture but also the interesting and complex history of Prague from the 10th to 20th Century. Students will hear fascinating stories, examine the decorative and applied art features and learn about the businesses behind the facades.

Prague City Architecture walk
Learn some of the stories behind Prague’s famous facades

There will be 10 classes that are 60 to 90 minutes in length. Classes will take place every Friday at 2pm in November through to mid-December. The class will resume in January after the Christmas break.

At the end of the course students will undertake research and write a four page essay on a topic of their choice. On completion participants will receive a certificate.

Course Lecturer

The course is created and will be presented by Alex Went. Alex is the author of Prague Vitruvius, a website dedicated to Prague’s architecture and is a well-known authority on Prague’s hidden architectural treasures and the stories behind them.

Alex Went, Prague City Architecture
Prague City Architecture will be taught by Alex Went

Course Registration

Registration for the course is essential as classroom spots are limited. Please register here to secure your place in class or in the Digital Campus.

Supplementary Walks

In addition to the course, Alex will be conducting four weekend walks around Prague to explore the city’s architectural treasures. These walks will be open to the whole university and do not require participation in the Prague City Architecture course. Stay tuned for details of the first walk! The four weekend walks will be:

  • Staré Město
  • Malá strana
  • Nove Město & Vinohrady
  • Hradčany & Fortifications
Prague City Architecture Weekend Walks
Weekend walks will deepen your knowledge of Prague

Course Summary

When: Starts 5 November and finishes January 28
How often: every Friday in November, 3x Fridays in December and 3x Fridays in January.
Where: Polska Campus
Time: 2.00 till 3.30pm
Registration: Please register here to secure your place in class or in the Digital Campus by 3 November.

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