Prostora is a new non-profit project led by architect Marcela Steinbachová, the founder of the Skupina Studio, Kruh Association, and the Director of its activities (its lecture series on architecture, the Architecture Day festival, and the Film and Architecture festival, as well as publication releases). Prostora is located on the 1st floor above Náměstí Míru Square, in the former telephone exchange building at Blanická Street 9. The gallery's name is derived from the more commonly used synonym for the word 'space,' but it defines a more delimited, bounded environment, in this case, an exhibition space.
"The space came about by chance. I have acquired an incredible industrial space in the city centre and we are dedicating a part of it to culture. The character of the interior is left over from the building's previous use as a telephone switchboard. The imperfections of the space is taken as an advantage. Cracked uneven floors, plastered openings, holes and splinters are part of the body of the gallery; its asset. The curatorial cycle will present important contemporary Czech artists in a different way and should show the breadth of these personalities."- Marcela Steinbach explains the space will be used for gallery purposes.