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Dr Jiřina Šiklová at Night of Ideas; Generations, Voice, Action
Marking the 40th anniversary of Charter 77, dr Jirina Siklova will share her experience with political activism from 1968 onwards and discuss an informal civic initiative in communist Czechoslovakia known as Charter 77 at the panel discussion exploring a development of political activism and its contemporary forms. With each new generation bringing in its wake new preferential modes of expression, is the political action of previous generations made irrelevant and obsolete? Are some generations outvoted? Do the younger generations, those on social media, those of the “Generation 89”, have a specific role to play?
Love, sex and marriage…with a robot?
Designers are producing robots that are increasingly human-like in appearance and actions. From sophisticated machines we can chat to, through to lifelike sex robots, these creations have the potential to change how humans date, have sex or fall in love. But do we really want – and need – artificial companionship? Join us for an evening of activities, from talks to film screenings, as we explore the future of romantic relationships.
Susanna Roth 2017 Translators' Competition - Call for Entries
Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 4th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
A unique and intimate look into the creative process of Josef Koudelka, one of photography’s greatest living masters. Czech Photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know “what was on the other side”. Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, the legendary Magnum photographer arrives in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in the West Bank, Koudelka is deeply shaken and embarks on a four-year project in the region which will confront him once again with the harsh reality of violence and conflict.
7 July 2016 - 26 August 2016, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell St, London
25 June 2016, Picturehouse Central, London
Barbora Kleinhamplová: Hand over Heels. Open Studio, Gasworks, London, 2016. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Barbora Kleinhamplová.
17 June 2016, Richmix, London