Absynt: Make Královec Czech Again!
A year ago, a series of calls for the Czech Republic to annexe Kaliningrad flashed around the Czech and Slovak social networks along with related images. There were discussions about the weather in the Královec (Kaliningrad) region, people were planning their holidays by the newly acquired Czech sea. The satire culminated in a happening in front of the Russian embassy in Prague – demonstrators voted in a referendum for the Czech annexation of the Kaliningrad region. With it the slogan Make Královec Czech Again! became a symbol of resistance against the Russian Federation’s attempts to appropriate the occupied Ukrainian areas. But what do we really know about the history of Kaliningrad? Up until recently, it was just a piece of land of Russia between Poland and Lithuania, today it is a possible base for an attack against the West. Paulina Siegień, a Polish Russianist and journalist, deals with the city and its complicated history in her new reportage book Královec. Město pohádka (Kaliningrad: Fairytale City), now published by the Absynt publishing house. The One World Festival provides us with a unique opportunity to talk to her in person about her book.
Book launch and discussion with the writer: 9. 11. at 17.30 in A4 – priestor súčasnej kultúry.
Unity in Breath – an immersive art installation
Unity in Breath is an immersive art installation that celebrates the remarkable diversity and shared humanity of people from all paths of life. The central idea is simple yet powerful: regardless of our differences in culture, religion, gender, or background, we all share the same fundamental essence as human beings. The heart of the installation …
Alison O’Daniel – Masterclass
The class will begin with a consideration of Tobin Siebers theory of Complex Embodiment in Disability Theory. Through discussion and viewings of short films, we will consider how the medical and social models of disability intersect and diverge and form cultural expectations. We’ll focus on the lived experiences of disabled folks as valuable contributions to …
Discussion after the film The World According to My Dad
There are plenty of expert articles, books, papers, and commentaries on how we should save our planet and its climate. What happens, when Jiří Svoboda, a material physicist, comes with a concrete idea on how to save the planet? And what happens, when he presents his idea to various individuals and organisations, even at an …