Revitalization or Gentrification? The Holešovice Market: A Case Study

When:20.09.2020 18:00

Prague Market | Hall 19


150 minutes

Until recently, the Prague Market was only of marginal interest. For many people, it was an unattractive place full of half-decaying market stalls and brothels. But it was also a center of the city’s Vietnamese community, it had a techno club, a post office, and stores selling goods at affordable prices, including tea and other Asian products. People came to the market for the cheapest groceries. Prague’s town council wants to revitalize the market for a billion crowns, and its transformation into a cultural center is essentially already under way. The stalls have disappeared, and the market has opened up for exhibitions and cultural or gastronomic events. Many of the people who came speak at