A stroll through town, seeing Prague from the inside: A different Prague
- Tuesday Dec 1 / 3.30 pm, Casino
A stroll with plant sociologist, biologist and natural scientist Jiří Sádlo as we learn about the cultural reading of the city and a post-cultural landscape. With is the catastrophic scenario for a Prague without people? Who will be the winners and who the losers?
There are two sides two this coin. Heads is what a town wants to be: pretty, ostentatious, and subtly playful, the psychological concepts of consciousness and persona. Tails is the opposite: suppressed ideas, sublimated deviance, the wisdom of the unconscious. The stiff jaws of institutions versus real life, fate and remorse. They frown at each other like wooden horses, while elsewhere they are like lovers: Nature climbs into culture’s pants, and they are already inside each other. It is so simple, but the consequences and specific outcomes are immense and complicated.
The question is not where to go; it is everywhere: Letná or upstream along the Vltava. We will see what the best way is…
Jiří Sádlo (1958)
studied geobotany at the department of botany of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Charles University. At the department of geobotany of the Botanical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, he studies geobotany, phytocenology (plant sociology), vegetative mapping, and the historical development of the landscape and vegetation. He lectures at Charles University and the University of South Bohemia. He is the co-author of the books Biology of the Landscape, Landscape and Revolution, and The Landscape as an Interpreted Text.