Šárka Svobodová & Jaroslav Sedlák | THE SEA OF BRNO



The leisure time in post-war period represents an unique chapter of urban and architectural development of the cities. Water reservoir in the city of Brno is one of the largest area for mass recreation, which was planned at the beginning as clearly utilitarian project and during the time became one of the most important leisure time resort. However there have been several ideas and projects for its extension, especially for international transport reasons, the recreation for Brno citizens prevailed and fulfil the dream of many inland inhabitants about the sea cost in their city.

The Sea of Brno is a common research project of Šarka Svobodová and Jaroslav Sedlák.

Šárka SVOBODOVÁ (CZ) graduated in 2007 from History, Art History and Greek Language and Literature at Philosophical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2013 she participates in the Doctoral Study Programme of the Art in the Public Space and Art Management at Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. In 2010-2013 she worked as a coordinator of the Brno Architecture Manual (BAM) at the House of Arts in Brno. In 2010 she co-founded 4AM Forum for Architecture and Media and participates in the operation of the cultural space PRAHA. Since 2011 she is an assistant in Studio of Drawing and Printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. Since 2013 she has been working as an editor of the Smart Cities magazine.

Jaroslav SEDLÁK (CZ) graduated as an architect in 2009 after studies at the BUT Brno (CZ), TUT Tampere (FI), FUATUL, Liberec (CZ). He currently takes part in the PhD program of the BUT Brno with the research topic ’ post-socialist city transformations’; since 2015, he is an assistant of the Faculty of Architecture. He has been a member of the 4AM///Forum for media and architecture since 2010, and organized several programs, workshops and exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Moldova. Since 2013 he has been an editor of the Smart Cities magazine. He founded his own architecturel office, Cabinet ASDFGHJKL with Šárka Svobodová in 2015.