This year we will once again present works by Juraj Horňák that open up the public space and invite all passers-by to engage in interactive installations/games, both familiar and long forgotten.
Juraj Horňák is a young architect and designer from Slovakia. His way of working is more process-driven than result-driven. In the architectural field he is most interested in the theme of activating public space in a fun and playful way. He is particularly fascinated by the phenomenon of play, its application in a direct or more conceptual way. The projects he works on range from simple sketches, paintings and installations to interior design, architecture and urban interventions.
The world's oldest game, Game of Ur: Game of Ur originates from the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, where this competitive two-player game was played some 5,000 years ago. The Game of Ur has been completely forgotten over time, so you probably don't know it. However, relatively recently the rules have been translated from an old clay tablet, so you can play it too! The game is very simple and dynamic. In ancient times, people in Mesopotamia believed that the game had the ability to predict a player's fate. Do you dare to test your luck?
Normally the game is made of stone or wood and can fit on any small table. Juraj's version is made of cloth and we need a whole room for it. Come and play the biggest version of the world's oldest board game!
However, if you want to bet on the classics, Juraj has also prepared for you the stalwart of board games—Backgammon or Mankala, which, just like Ur, dates back to antiquity.