Krásná Lípa

  • installation date: November 17, 2015
  • address: Lípa Resort, Křinické nám. 7/12, Krásná Lípa, Czech Republic
  • photo (c) Ivo Šafus / Výběžek.eu

The Václav Havel’s Place was unveiled in connection with the 26th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, with former Prague Castle chancellor Ivo Mathé representing the Václav Havel Library at the ceremony. The aim of the worldwide project is to create a network of places in the public space that can encourage meetings and the holding of genuine dialogue – places where it will be possible to debate and reflect in the spirit of the ideals and philosophy of Václav Havel.

Speech in Czech Parliament

„After all our identity does not consist of our talking about it and constantly shouting over the place that “we are Czechs, we’re the best”, but of our being capable of saying something original to others, of creating something that can attract others but is unlikely to originate elsewhere.“

Václav Havel:
Speech in Czech Parliament, March 12, 1996

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