In addition to the festival, which takes place once every four years and is the largest event of its kind globally, the Prague Quadrennial (co)organise and realise several projects. And you can find out more about them on this page.
In partnership with several international online open-source publications, PQ is creating a knowledge exchange platform that will be a space for sharing essential findings and ideas and an open dialogue connecting practice, research, and theory.
EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory is a project that focuses on scenography in the context of Europe’s cultural heritage and its specific geographical and political conditions. PQ realises this almost four-year-long project in cooperation with seven partner institutions. See more. You can read more about the project and its parts taking place in different European locations in the newly published book EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory, free to download here.
The aim of the CANON of TECHNICAL THEATRE HISTORY is to increase awareness and understanding of the history of technical theatre in Europe: its practices and technologies. See more.
PQ Stories are narrated by participants, colleagues, artists, curators and visitors who experienced the Prague Quadrennial in the last several years. It is our shared historical memory of the past decades of PQ. If you have memories and stories you want to share with us, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. See more.
PQ Studio is an integral part of the Prague Quadrennial festival, which focuses mainly on young and beginning designers. It is usually held during the festival and is filled with professional workshops, masterclasses and other events. However, PQ Studio: Common Design Project Special Edition was conducted online in response to the coronavirus situation. It was our annual contribution to education and two-semester intensive collaboration with universities from around the world. You can find more about the PQ Studio Special Edition here, and visit PQ Studio Online Gallery, where selected student projects are presented.
The idea of PQ podcasts was born during the spring of 2020 in response to a pandemic situation. The podcasts, which we eventually named the Global Performance Encounters, arose spontaneously from the need to stay in touch with colleagues and friends from the theatre world. Throughout podcasts, we try to present the human dimension of theatrical art in today’s world and the topics we all deal with in various local variations. See more.
The series of interviews Disappearing Visceral Landscapes was created during the Prague Quadrennial in 2019 as part of the Fragments exhibition. Jyles Rodgers speaks with exhibiting legends of scenography and performance design.