Vaclav Havel European Dialogues 
1st Prague Conference, February 21–22, 2014
The Citizen, Power and Democracy in Europe's crisis

  • Organizer: Václav Havel Library
  • Partners: European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, European Parliament Information Office, Forum 2000 Foundation, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Visegrad Fund
  • Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Conference program
  • Photographs from the Conference

Videorecordings

FR 21. 2. 2014

SA 22. 2. 2014

Detailed program and participants´bios are available here.The conference was held in English and Czech and was simultaneously translated into Czech and English.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness, as Belinsky once described Ostrovsky’s Storm. They can also be lethal arrows. Worst or all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once!“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

4th Annual Conference, The Vaclav Havel European Dialogue, Prague, May 15, 2017Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry