Publication is based on the results of interdisciplinary workshop Zbůch 2015 or Vision for rediscovery of miner´s culture area in the Pilsen region, which was held in October and November 2015.
Its aim was to search for ways of development and vision direction for transforming the micro region of Western Bohemian coalfield and its centre – municipality Zbůch. Even though black coal was mined there for more than 400 years, Pilsen coal-field has always been in the background of Kladno and Ostrava region. After a long period of being closely linked to coal mining activities and subsequently after damping dawn and finally after closing dawn coal mining completely, this region at present is going through a process of looking for a new identity. Gradually disappearing traces of strongly industrial landscape are in contrast with absence of further vision. The publication presents different approaches in searching for identity of the place on local as well as regional level.
The workshop and this publication were organised and prepared as part of work on the project ‘Industrial Heritage as a Focal Point in the Cultural Landscape’ (project coordinator Petra Boudová) supported by grant no. SGS15/219/OHK/3T/15. The book is published with the support of the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague.
Jakub Bacík – Lukáš Beran – Petra Boudová – Benjamin Fragner – Veronika Kastlová – Štefan Molnár – Petr Vorlík – Jan Zikmund (eds.), Zbůch 2015. Rediscovering the Mining Landscape, Prague 2015.
156 pages; czech, english; 148 color images and plans; ISBN 978-80-01-05855-8 / workshop organised and book edited by Jakub Bacík, Lukáš Beran, Petra Boudová, Benjamin Fragner, Veronika Kastlová, Štefan Molnár, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund / chapters by Jakub Bacík, Lukáš Beran, Petra Boudová, Benjamin Fragner, Veronika Kastlová, Lucie Jonášová, Marcel Tomášek, Petr Vorlík / projects by Zuzana Bečvářová, Inés Brotons Borrell, Lucie Divišová, Veronika Dolejšová, Jiřina Dvořáková, Markéta Ekrtová, Tanya Galchenya, Lennert Hupkes, Jakub Křička, Matúš Kúdeľa, Savka Marenić, Emmanuelle Metz, Radomír Paulus, Clémentine Peturkenne, Lucie Pňačková, Kateřina Pojarová, Simona Popadić, Lele Song, Romana Šteflová, Jitka Tomiczková, Katerina Vlachmpei, Lucie Vopičková, Klára Žídková, Lukáš Žitný / oral testimony provided by Václav Kraus, Reinhold Pluhař, Václav Straka, Josef Vostárek / movie Veronika Kastlová, Jiří Kůs / expert reviewer Jiří Palacký / translation by Robin Cassling, Veronika Kastlová, Jana Kinská / graphic design and typesetting by Jan Zikmund / technical support provided by Jan Forejt, Gabriel Fragner, Jiří Klíma / tisk Formall CWS / published by Výzkumné centrum průmyslového dědictví Fakulty architektury ČVUT v Praze