Pyramid Schemes

Politics at a cold war relic in Bratislava

Conceived during the brief 1960s liberalisation in Czechoslovakia, before the Soviet crackdown, Bratislava’s national radio station had a public roof garden which connected it out into the city. Abandoned after the fall of communism, it was brought back to life last year as the country’s first community rooftop garden. However, its success, with 50,000 visitors coming for events including concerts, workshops and guided tours, has led to another, if rather more localised, crack-down: this time the eviction of the community so that the radio management can run the space themselves. Chris Luth delivers a blow-by-blow account of a project whose organisers end up being the losers in the politics of space and participation still swirling around this relic of the Cold War.

Find the full article, originally published on, here.
It provides detailed insights on the pyramids past and current (his)story.

This article is provides further insights into the work of Dominika Belanská that we already discussed in an interview with her on our platform. The details in the article of Chris Luth on the pyramids’ past and current (his)story embed her words into a wider context.

– Chris Luth is an independent architect and curator based in Rotterdam.


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