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Cartography of (Eco)systems

RurArtMap and Perpedian Map: Black Edition

This project focuses on capacity building for regional, cultural and art initiatives which take an active part in addressing social issues and the environment. Taking as its model our Perpedian Map, the project joins with the RurArtMap project (yo-yo association) to offer support to small non-profit and non-governmental art and cultural organisations, communities, initiatives and individuals, who create and contribute to the local contemporary milieux that lie within their immediate reach.

We are honored that the project has been joined by the following team of External Researchers currently working in the field. With their help, over the next year and a half, we will be bringing you profiles, overviews, and articles about some of the smaller cultural initiatives in the regions of the country.

  • Dagmar Šubrtová, with a special focus on the regions of: Plzeň, Ústí nad Labem and Karlovy Vary.

  • Jakub Frank focusing on these regions: Olomouc, Moravia-Silesia, and Zlín in cooperation with Magdaléna Petrákova.

  • Petr Kovář focusing on the region of: Vysočina.

  • Ondřej Navrátil focusing on the region of: South Moravia.

  • Jan Freiberg focusing on these regions: South Bohemia and Central Bohemia.

  • Kristýna Pozlerová focusing on these regions: Hradec Králové, Pardubice and Liberec.

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Biophony

Soundscape Ecology Plunges Us Into a Wilder World Beyond the Mundane and Merely Visual
Bernie Krause

When I first wandered into a forest with a recorder and a pair of microphones, in 1968, I was scared to death and literally clueless about how to listen and capture the sounds of the woods. I was on a blind mission — initially drawn there to hear and capture natural ambiences to include as part of an orchestration for an electronic music album and, in the process, find a location that produced something other than the din of human noise.

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The Chef and the Pilot

The Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture (JSD)
Installation at Vzlet, March 2021

During the month of March in the showcase room Rohovka at Vzlet, the “future Prague palace of culture” in Vršovice (Holandská and Norská streets), the exhibition Kuchařka a pilot (The Chef and the Pilot) by Jedinečné Svatopěstitelské Družstvo (Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture) is taking place. Visit the Vzlet’s Facebook page for updates.

The Agosto Foundation offers extensive coverage of the activities of The Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture (JSD) in the Mediateka.

Follow the link just below for a selection of images from the exhibition Kuchařka a pilot.

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Prague: An Introduction

Studiolum Free University by Tamás Sajó

Tamás Sajó, art historian, translator and blogger, has prepared an introductory online course on various aspects of history of Prague and the art of its historical periods. This series of English-language lectures will take place every Monday at 6 p.m. CEST continuing until mid-April.

Subjects include topics as various as the Prague of Emperor Charles IV, the medieval art of Bohemia, the Prague of Emperor Rudolf, the old Jewish Quarter of Josefov; and future lectures take the listener up to the 20th century.

We have provided links to video recordings of the lectures that have already transpired so that you can enjoy them after the fact.

If you are interested attending future lectures live, please register for the Zoom link by writing to: wang@studiolum.com or watch the program page, linked just below.

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