As an artist, Jiří Žák works mainly with moving images and video installations, in which the research component usually blends with the poetic line and the form of narration.
Vestre is a design-driven Norwegian outdoor furniture company that designs and produces outdoor meeting spaces for global cities.
Together with BIG, the architectural office of Bjarke Ingels, Vestre has just finished The Plus – hailed as next generation and as the world’s most environmentally friendly furniture factory located in Norway.
Jan-Hendrik Schlüter from the Berlin office of Vestre will present Vestre’s vision, story and the unique principles of The Plus.
How can talented graphic design graduate and his cabinet maker friend start a small furniture company producing unique and innovative products?
Ondřej Zita, the co-founder of Master & Master, will present the story of extraordinary local design and craftsmanship with happy clients all over Europe.
You can see and learn more about Master & Master’s work here
And if you cannot make it to Bishop’s Court then simply use this zoom link at the advertised time.
Tomáš graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He spent a year at the Art Institute in Kankaanpää, Finland and had residencies at the Neue Galerie in Graz, Austria, and at the Center for Central European Architecture in Prague. He works in a non-conceptual way, especially with architecture, often reinterpreting conventions and views associated with socialist modernism placing it in context with traditional folk architecture.
His lecture will present 3 key projects, which, as the artist puts it, aspires to exist for forever. In Folk Architecture Monument (2013-2016), history as burden should be „placed“ forever on the locator’s shoulder. Children’s playground in Leopoldov (2019, Slovakia) was built with the ambition to educate children to acknowledge the plurality of the environment we live in. Finally Exhibition in Rudolfinum searches for the source of our reproaches and our self-questioning towards the living environment that we slowly oppress.
The lecture will take place at PCU’s Bishop’s Court campus and will be live-streamed on Zoom. To join the zoom lecture use this link at the advertised time: https://praguecityuniversity-cz.zoom.us/j/95929328008
We are excited to announce our first VALS event for the new semester and look forward to welcoming Juilane in person at our Bishop’s Court Campus.
For those students who are unable to attend in person you can join the VALS lecture on zoom here: https://praguecityuniversity-cz.zoom.us/j/95929328008
Juliane Foronda (she/her) is a Filipina-Canadian artist, organizer and writer. Her practice is invested in notions of radical care, feminist hospitality, and traditions of gathering. In her VALS talk, coping mechanisms, she will unpack previous projects, as well as sharing her current work and research as MeetFactory’s Food Studioartist-in-residence, which is concerned with the intimacies imbued within gestures and objects that facilitate a hosting practice.
Juliane received her MA in Fine Arts from Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland University of the Arts) in 2018, and her BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2013. She lives and works between Glasgow, Scotland and Tkaronto (Toronto), Canada.
www.julianeforonda.com | @juliforonda (instagram)