Have you ever thought about the history encapsulated by a set of swings? How about the way that parks might be shaped by popular memory? Inspired in part by his recent book, Prague: Belonging and the Modern City, and in part by his own experiences at a Czech playground, UNC History Professor Chad Bryant decided to explore these questions. His article examines sandpits, historical imagination, and a playground in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. You can check out the article, “Where I Go: The Playground the Helped Make Prague Feel like Home”, on Zócalo Public Square here.
Congrats, Dr. Byrant! If you want to read more work about place, space, and community in Prague, you can find Dr. Bryant’s book here.