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Come to the debate and presentation of the book The Rolling House – On the Road to John Hejduk

The Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague kindly invites you to the book launch of the book The Rolling House – On the Road to John Hejduk, which will take place on Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 7 pm in the left hall (At the Deer) of the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague, Thákurova 9.

The publication presents the sculpture, which stands in the courtyard in front of the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. It was commissioned by the dean of the faculty Ladislav Lábus in 2019 as part of a design-build project by the Seho–Světlík studio of the Deparment of Architectural Design II of the FA CTU, based on sketches by John Hejduk from the book Vladivostok. The students designed and built the Rolling House according to the selected sketch.

John Hejduk was a prominent American pedagogue and architect with Czech roots. For a quarter of a century he served as Dean of the School of Architecture at Cooper Union College in New York. He was a member of the New York Five, one of the pillars of the postmodern scene. In addition to a few buildings, he created, alone or with his collaborators and students, objects – Masks – that balance between architecture and sculpture.

The publication also focuses on the artist's intellectual background, which will be the subject of a discussion with the motto "What Hejduk Gave Me". Ladislav Lábus and colleagues of the author of the New Building of the CTU, where the Faculty of Architecture is located, Alena Šrámková, Lukáš Ehl and Tomáš Koumar, will talk about the history of the installation in front of the Faculty. Online guests of the evening will be John Hejduk's daughter Renata Hejduk and his collaborators Steven Hillyer, Kim Shkapich and James Williamson. Architect Jiří Boudník, a Cooper Union alumnus, will reminisce about his mentor.

The book can be purchased in the school bookstore at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in the IKAN partner shop. We have also dedicated a double issue of the ALFA Newsletter 2–3/2020 to John Hejduk.

About the book:
Dům na kolečkách – Cestou k Johnu Hejdukovi
The Rolling House – On the Road to John Hejduk
Published by Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 2021
Editor: Jiří Horský
Authors of texts: Jiří Boudník, David Gerstner, Jiří Horský, Ladislav Lábus a Luis Miguel Marques
Pages: 136
ISBN: 978-80-01-06859-5

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