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Welcome to Bubny!

We are happy to announce your temporary destination in Prague.

Nádraží Bubny is a former train station that will be converted into a modern centre for contemporary art and history called the “Memorial of Silence”. During World War II, tens of thousands of Nazi regime victims were deported from here. Now PQ Waltz 2019 will occupy the space and practice “welcoming” here.

We are opening the doors for welcomers at 1st of June to start preparation to welcome the hikers from 6th of June on. Stefan Rusu will be leading the 17 international students who designed a temporary “Welcoming/Hospitality Space”; they will build this design in Bubny and perform hospitality and welcoming rituals to receive Hikers who are reaching their destination. All Hikers and public are warmly welcomed on arrival at this historically loaded place between from 6th to 12th of June.


Address: Bubenská 177/8b, Praha, 170 00, Praha 7

3. ndra Bubny

January 2019

Be A Welcomer

Welcome the unknown and the unexpected into your life.
“Nothing ever came out of comfort zones”

Dream, think, choose.
How do you welcome someone you do not know? What hospitality means to you?
Start today to engage in researching, inventing, consciously experiencing hospitality or the lack of it.

Join a workshop in Maastricht in May,
explore Art of Hospitality with Stefan Rusu and Welcoming Rituals with Florian Fischer.
You may write a short motivation and send it to contact@waltz2019.art

Arrive in Prague in 25th of May,
participate in the international student group,
work in shifts that leaves enough free time to explore Prague and PQ19,
create a temporary space and rituals of welcoming, performing, receiving guests, making soups…

Stay in Prague as long as you want,
Experience the PQ19, 50th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, an event that brings the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture to the front line of cultural activities to be experienced by professional and emerging artists.

Take part in the student section of The Netherlands that welcomes all international students,
work, build, perform, share for a theatrical exhibition in PQ19.

Be a joyful and sincere host,
Make space, greet, take care, listen, feed, ask questions to the travellers who have been “on the road”.

Transform the space with hikers,
and dismantle it as part of the experience.
It is the culmination moment: welcoming creates goodbye’s.

Be open,
to new people, ideas, experience and knowledge that you will gain through hospitality.
Perhaps hospitality is like a parachute: it only functions when it’s open.*


Join the Welcomers Facebook group here


*Original: “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.” Thomas Dewar