8JINAK! (“8 Otherwise”) is a successful and progressive leisure-oriented, and politically non-aligned association which has been operating in Prague’s 8th district since 2011. The group’s focus is on topics such as the environment, city development plans and local alternative culture.
8JINAK! combines its activities with public debates about urbanism in the context of lower Libeň, while constantly exploring local cultural identity. The group also offers a fresh perspective on the legacy of a Karlín native, the photographer and experimental film maker Alexander (Hammid) Hackenschmied by means of lectures, thematic walks and audiovisual performances. One of the projects consists of preserving the visual memory of Prague 8 through the accumulation, digitization and subsequent re-use of analog film material thematically focused on the city.