Kroměříž

  • address: Velké náměstí, Kroměříž, Czech Republic
  • datum instalace: Sept. 8, 2016
  • photo: © Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

The Havel’s Place memorials consist of a pair of armchairs joined by a table with a Linden tree growing through it. According to its designer, architect Bořek Šípek, it symbolises the democratic dialogue that was essential to Václav Havel.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

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

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