A series of on-line lectures devoted to the Great Pragotron – pallet boards that were recovered by the Dizajn gallery team in 2015 and brought back to life by engineer Krzysztof Tyszecki.
Great Pragotron is a collection of letters and characters used in former split-flap displays acquired in the spring of 2015 by the Dizajn BWA Wrocław gallery team. The timetable displays were salvaged during their disassembly at the railway station in Bydgoszcz, then reassembled and restarted to serve as a signboard showing the gallery’s programme. Since 2019 it has been part of the set design of the reception of BWA Wrocław Główny. Our dream of making it interactive came true in 2021 thanks to engineer Krzysztof Tyszecki, involved in the project from the beginning.
- Pragotron’s relaunch was preceded by a series of online lectures:
- Krzysztof Tyszecki, Great Pragotron – the Story of an Invention
- Aleksandra Przegalińska, Are We Stuck in the Chinese Room Forever?
- Anna Desponds, Manteion! The Great Quiz Show
All events were streamed on BWA Wrocław’s Facebook, translated into Polish Sign Language.
Curator: Katarzyna Roj
Production: Joanna Sokalska
The activity was part of the project Common Aspirations Office. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, Culture Promotion Fund. Co-financed by the Municipality of Wrocław.
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