A two-day public program of workshops and discussions with the project’s artists and Central European scientists and activists on the potential and power of collaboration between contemporary culture and the sciences at a time of environmental crisis.
Grand opening of The Nature of Us, a joint project of 4 Central European organizations: Bazaar Festival (CZ), PlaST (SK), Polka Dot Foundation (PL) and Workshop Foundation (HU), supported by the International Visegrad Fund. Open to new formulas in art practice and presentation in the context of serious environmental changes, The Nature of Us is committed to gradually changing the social environment and perceptions of Central European identity in relation to the natural world.
PhD. Diána Ürge-Vorsatz (hu) – environmental physicist, climate researcher
Alicja Czyczel (pl) – choreographer, researcher, culture activist
PhD. Matthias Nuß (de) – entomologist, biodiversity researcher
PhD. Magdalena Zamorska (pl) – professor of cultural studies
Zden Brungot Svíteková (CZ)
Bartosz Ostrowski (PL)
Zsuzsanna Rózsavölgyi (HU)
Jana Tereková (SK)
The session will be led by Alice Koubová, PhD., leader of the Czech Academy of Sciences’ project Resilient Society for the 21st Century.
Opening lab will take place in English.