Eva Bubla @PLACCC Extra

23 may. > 23 june.

Budapest, Hungary

with 'Designated Breathing Zone'

In 2024, instead of the "usual" PLACCC Dance in May, we will present PLACCC Extra, in the framework of which the XI. and II. we present public programs in the district.

Within the framework of the Space Reservation program of the Capital City Municipality and Pro Cultura Urbis, we present four artists and collectives who are connected in different ways to the XI. and II. district. The Meetlab collective has been the XI. operates its base in the district, Dávid Somló has his own XI. regularly organizes apartment performances in her apartment in the district, and Éva Bubla appeared in the district with smaller public events. On the other hand, Kata Juhasz II. has been active in the district as a doctor and artist for many years.

The public art works included in PLACCC's Extra program offer active involvement to the participants instead of mere public spectacles, they offer the experience of experiencing the city districts in a different way (which makes them local and strengthens the connection), but on the other hand, they touch on more global issues. The projects respond to urban life and environmental challenges, they help the sensory mapping of the urban space and ecosystem, and the (re)connection to it.

Designated Breathing Zone

Ever felt thirsty for some fresh air? Would you like to get away, at least for a sniff, from the stupor of smog or tobacco smoke?

Designated Breathing Zone is a space reflecting on acute urban environmental problems. The spread of urbanisation is a global problem, with the loss of green spaces, road traffic and industrial activities all contribute to the deteriorating air quality of our urban spaces. Air pollution is also an acute problem in Hungary, causing the premature deaths of 13.000 people a year at national level, according to Clean Air Action Group publications, not to mention other health and environmental impacts. Recent summers have also been a suffocating illustration of the so-called heat island effect in built-up areas of cities, where not only vegetation but we ourselves are thirsty for green spaces.


The installation, which incubates local plants, serves as a space for dialogue, drawing attention to the importance and beneficial effects of green spaces, allowing them to be experienced artistically, physically and sensorially.


Artist: Eva Bubla

Technical design: Martin Baranyi