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Inspired by Haiku

BY OLGA ŠKOCHOVÁ BLÁHOVÁ
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Olga Škochová Bláhová is a scenographer and performer, and author of the collection Nursing Mothers Haiku. Inspired by Japanese haiku, she has sketched the life situation of young women –- mother and wife. She also introduced "Kvasi," a public organisation focused on connecting together professionals from the fields of visual arts, theater, sociology, political science and management of culture and art. (in Czech)

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KYČN

BY KYČN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

KYČN is a casual alternative community of people who are involved in cultural events in Plzen. They work in a studio on open door bases in the old station hall, called "Moving station." They organize art workshops and exhibitions. All around open mindedness is a must in all its directions. They change purity and coldness for hammers and nails, and change stiffness for personal approach. (in Czech)

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Documenting Through Photography

BY JAN CÁGA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Jan Caga was born in a small industrial town Hodonin, Czech republic in 1976. After graduating on VUT university in Art Design he began working as a freelance magazine photographer and later became a contract photographer for ISIFA Image Service agency. 

Caga used to work on long term projects, focused and documented mainly social and environmental issues, human and animal rights, mentally and physically handicapped communities, and the study of contemporary man and society.

He has received numerous awards in international photo contests such as several prizes in the Czech Press Photo, Award of Excellence in the 68th Pictures of the Year International competition, Grand prize PhtoEspana OjodePez Award of Human Values 2011. (in Czech)

 
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Reconstruction of a Castle

BY JAROMÍR KROČÁK
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Czech architect Jaromír Kročák talks about the reconstruction of a gothic castle in Soběslav. The project was awarded the Grand Prix of Architects 2011 – National Prize for Architecture, in the category of reconstruction. (in Czech)

 
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Street for Art

BY DAVID KAŠPAR
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

David Kašpar and Jiří Služenko talk about local culture as the theme of a festival, about becoming connected to the place where we live. Architectural intervention in the public space is the main feature of the festival "Street for Art," and it acts as the framework for other activities. (in Czech)

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Epos 257

BY EPOS 257
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Epos 257 is one of the most original Czech street artists, using public spaces for his social and environmental motivated projects. He communicates in the form of spatial instalations, land art, and even painting using paintball guns. (in Czech)

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The City We Live In

BY DANA LUKASOVA AND OLINA DANKOVICOVA
IN PLZEŇ

In their presentation, Dana Lukasova and Olina Dankovicova reveal the interests, activities, and willingness of the people in the city where they live, using a very unique visual backdrop. (in Czech)

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We Must Kill the Architecture

BY LACO TOUŠEK
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

This presentation by Laco Tousek is about social exclusion and spatial segregation, and the social anthropologist's point of view on sharing urban spaces. Who wants to kill the street? Developers, politicians, and architects -- they are the creators of the barriers between people interaction. Using several samples of high valued architecture projects from all over the world, he portrays architecture as a killer of public spaces. (in Czech)

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The Vision of Developers and City Municipality

BY BOHDAN BLÁHOVEC
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

Bohdan Bláhovec's presentation is titled "The Vision of Developers and City Municipality," and as a representative of an unnamed developer, he covers the vision of future development in Plzen. In just 6 minutes and 666667 hundreds of seconds he undresses the city and thus exposes its pure beauty. (in Czech)

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What We Eat

BY TOMÁŠ POPP
IN PLZEŇ

Tomáš Popp uses his presentation to take a closer look at what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects us all. (in Czech)

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Animánie

BY ANIMÁNIE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

Animánie is an innovative project with the goal of spreading the possibilities of animation to the general public. It promotes artistic expression by children and youth in the field of animation. (in Czech)

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MeetFactory

BY MATĚJ AL-ALI AND TOMÁŠ MORAVEC
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

Matěj and Tomáš have together formed a creative studio that resides in Prague's MeetFactory, and it has become a platform of opinions, workshops, and a place for ordinary meetings as well. The creative work and cooperation of both authors has multiplied through an inter-media approach in their projects. (in Czech)

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