TEH Conference 93 in Prague

We are thrilled to invite you to the TEH 2022 international conference!

Our member centre, Studio ALTA from Prague, Czech Republic, will host the TEH 2022 international conference exploring a theme of Cultivation. The Conference will take place on 26-29 May 2022.

THEME

What does cultivation mean to us? First of all, it is about listening and learning to consider our actions within our ecosystems and sustain healthy environment so that its individual components can function. 

The concept of this Conference will resonate with many cultural professionals and centres as it questions our current approaches to work and aims to make us reconsider our action plans and look deeper into the value of things and spaces we create. Read full concept description here.

The conference programme

It’s based on four elemental sections:

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Programming the symbiosis - explores (not only) a balance of the programme’s composition. Searching for an ideal relation between quality and quantity is also our challenges
Space is the case is the space is the case - seeks out visions and current practices that examine space and its potential for building a healthy environment.
Utopia, really? - centres on a crisis of imagination.
We should care about each other - thematically explores a spectrum of team relationships.
26 May Thursday
11:00 – 16:00 Opening Day, International Conference Trans Europe Halles in Prague →PRAGUE CITY LIBRARY – LARGE HALL
106 free

Programme of the opening day of the Conference // CULTIVATION

Prague Municipal Library – Great Hall, Mariánské Square 1, Prague 1


11:00 – 12:00

Opening remarks – What is the Trans Europe Halles network and how can you join?
Tiffany Fukuma, Director, Trans Europe Halles

Studio ALTA story
Lída Vacková, Director, Studio ALTA

Presentations of new TEH member organisations’ representatives

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12:00 – 14:00

Networking brunch

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14:00 – 16:00

Welcome speeches

Tiffany Fukuma, Managing Director, Trans Europe Halles

Lída Vacková, Director, Studio ALTA

 Keynote: Milota Sidorová
Milota Sidorová, feminist, urbanist, author in service of more inclusive cities

 At a time when local governments have a minimum of public property, the decision-making on each building or site is a fundamental issue. Milota Sidorová, editor of the well-known publication Nepredať! Zveľadiť! (Don’t Sell! Remake!) will guide you through the complexity of the topic of regeneration of unused public property for the benefit of local communities in Slovakia.

Introduction of Key Conference Themes

Symbiotic Programming –  Lucia Kašiarová, Curator

Space is the case is the space is the case –  Boris Melus, Curator

We should care about each other – Jana Ryšlavá, Curator

Utopia, really?! – Petr Dlouhý, Curator

Keynote: Julie Trébault
Artists under Attack

Defending and Preserving Artistic Freedom in a Time of War and Crisis

Around the world writers, artists, and cultural rights defenders are increasingly under threat. Those from marginalized communities face additional obstacles in exercising their right to artistic expression. We are constantly receiving reports of threats to cultural heritage and attacks on cultural actors, particularly in Afghanistan, Cuba, Myanmar, and Uganda, to name a few. With the intensification of the war in Ukraine, it is crucial to create sustainable long-term support networks that meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as artists and cultural professionals, in times of war and crisis.

Keynote: Alevtina Kakhidze 
Ukrainian artist, performer and curator

Kakhidze will talk about the interaction between native and non-native (including invasive) plants. Beyond science, the artist engages with ethnobotany and learns about traditional practices of gardening and new solutions from scientists on plant systems. But she also adds her personal experience as a Ukrainian artist who is a witness to the war comparing plants with humans. Only the first ones could allow themselves a position of pacifism due to their module structure.

The conference will be moderated by Saša Michailidis, Czech TV.

 

 

14:00 – 16:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Open Office Hours →STUDIO ALTA – GARDEN

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. A grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and a great-grandson of Chaos. The encounter with Atlas is not designed as a performance. During open office hours, Atlas invites passersby to the Studio ALTA garden for spontaneous conversations about social and environmental challenges, using a wide range of creative tools.

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
16:00 – 16:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

 

##space #knowledge #history
17:00 – 17:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

##space #knowledge #history
17:00 – 18:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Walk with Atlas →MEETING POINT
0 free

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. Grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and great-grandson of Chaos. 

 

Performance walk with Atlas begins in front of the Studio ALTA entrance.

 

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
19:00 – 19:45 Guided Tour: Studio ALTA →MEETING POINT
0 free

Studio ALTA is located in the Invalidovna building’s west wing since 2020. In addition to a wide range of movement theatre and dance, workshops and other activities for general public presented in the building’s interior spaces, Studio ALTA also revives through communal activities an adjacent garden. Join us for a guided tour and learn all things about Studio’s activities, its overall direction and future plans.

##studioalta #space #art
20:30 – 22:30 DJ Robot →HUB YARD

Always in a good mood, Dj Robot serves a music cocktail full of hip hop, funk, breaks as well as stuff that you have most likely never heard before.

##music #funk #goodvibe
20:00 – 20:45 Guided Tour: Studio ALTA →MEETING POINT
0 free

Studio ALTA is located in the Invalidovna building’s west wing since 2020. In addition to a wide range of movement theatre and dance, workshops and other activities for general public presented in the building’s interior spaces, Studio ALTA also revives through communal activities an adjacent garden. Join us for a guided tour and learn all things about Studio’s activities, its overall direction and future plans.

##space #knowledge #history
27 May Friday
09:00 – 10:00 Morning Workout →GARDEN
5 free

Join us in the morning to warm up your body and tune in to your sense. Out workout is not much about physical efforts as it is about focusing on your own needs. Why shouldn’t we start the day in motion?

##body #mind #sense
09:30 – 12:30 Everything Leans – Weaving Mycelial Threads →ALTA ATELIÉR
0 free

Who are we leaning with or what constitutes our ecosystems? What choices do we make in a world where everything leans? How does this inform our purposes (the whys), our relationships and ways of working and ‘doing’ culture? Find your answers in the durational artistic and relational intervention. Rooted in the acknowledgment that we as cultural practitioners and human beings are part of an intricate, interconnected network of relationships, in which everything we do matters, or as E. M. Namgyel puts it – ‘everything leans’. 

 

##ecosystems #relationships #dreams
09:00 – 17:00 TEH Desk

During the whole conference, Trans Europe Halles will have an info desk at the entrance of Studio Alta. You are welcome to pass by for any question about the network or just a coffee and a chat! Someone from the TEH coordination office will be present at all times between 09:00-17:00hrs.

At the desk you can register for the Networking Time slots that take place on Friday 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-20:00 and Saturday from 12:00-14:00.
A list of all attendees and their fields of interest will be available. The TEH staff can provide info and help finding the right networking party for you.

 

10:00 – 17:00 Symbiotic Programming – Studying Ecosystem Beyond the Creative Product →ALTA ROOM / LOĎ
0 free

What does creative programming look like as part of a broader ecosystem? Learn to cultivate your existing resources into a flourishing creative programme and challenge yourself to think differently about programming as a practice. We will focus on negotiating the relationship between quality and quantity, nurturing human resources and considering the wider value chain around the core creative programme. We will think about diversity and shed light on our blind spots, and study how residencies become fertile ground for creativity, value and impact.

This is an all-day program with one break and we recommend to stay the whole session to experience it fully. 

##interconnectedness #not_as_usual_business #beyond_the_product
10:00 – 13:00 Strategic Development Session →MUSH ROOM
34 free

This internal session for TEH member delegates will cover a wide range of strategic developments within the TEH network. Due to recent transitions in the TEH coordination office and a growth of networking, time is allocated to notify members of these developments and contribute to an informed decision-making process during the General Assembly.

This session is for TEH delegates only.

##network #TEHmembers
10:00 – 10:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.   

##space #knowledge #history
10:30 – 12:30 ​​TEH Sustainability / Circular Design HUB Session →OBÝVÁK
0 free

Meeting of the TEH Sustainability / Circular Design HUB members, open also to other interested parties. Come to learn how we work, and maybe you will join us. 

##sustainability #circularity #environment
10:30 – 12:30 Digital Safety Training for Artists at Risk
3 free

A training tailored to the needs of Belarusian and Ukrainian artists and organisations: new digital technologies are transforming the world, offering artists new platforms to present and promote their work. However, they also generated an array of threats to the rights of artists-activists and freedom of expression, from governments to abusive trolls and hackers. This training will dive into such threats and offer tools and strategies to help individuals mitigate and prevent risk by bolstering their cybersecurity practices.

##Artists_At_Risk #PEN_America #Safety
10:00 – 17:00 Cultivating Utopias →GALERIE / HALF ROOM
0 free

What is a potential of utopias? What if we try to understand utopias not just as impossible scenarios detached from reality, but rather as a tool of a possible change-making in the field? For this session, we will set up a temporary collective working in four directions, searching for strategies on how to design utopias and bring them back to the earth of our practices. We will start with a common point, split into smaller groups, facilitated by speculative design experts and strangers, and eventually come back together and materialise our knowledge in a zine, which will be printed and distributed within our community.

 

This is an all-day program with one break and we recommend to stay the whole session to experience it fully. 

11:00 – 13:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Open Office Hours →GARDEN

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. Grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and great-grandson of Chaos. The encounter with Atlas is not designed as a performance. During open office hours, Atlas is inviting passersby in Studio ALTAs garden to spontaneous conversations about social and environmental challenges by using a wide range of creative tools.

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
11:00 – 11:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

##space #knowledge #history
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Time →NET POINT

Do you want to make the most out of your conference visit? Schedule a 20 minute tête-à-tête with other conference attendees at the TEH Desk and find ways for collaborations and project partnerships.

 

##networking #partnerships #collaborations
14:00 – 16:00 The Cultural Transformation Movement at TEH →ALTA ATELIÉR
0 free

An informal in-depth conversation with Abid Hussain about Diverse Leadership, The Change Makers Program, monitoring and evaluation of diversity work, how to work with policy makers, and all other questions you have when working with social and cultural justice. This event is for the members of The Cultural Transformation Movement at Trans Europe Halles. Non-members are welcome if seats become available.

##diversity #inclusion #cultural_transformation_movement
14:00 – 15:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Walk with Atlas →MEETING POINT
0 free

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. Grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and great-grandson of Chaos. 

 

Performance walk with Atlas begins in front of the Studio ALTA entrance..

 

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
14:00 – 14:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Studio ALTA is located in the Invalidovna building’s west wing since 2020. In addition to a wide range of movement theatre and dance, workshops and other activities for general public presented in the building’s interior spaces, Studio ALTA also revives through communal activities an adjacent garden. Join us for a guided tour and learn all things about Studio’s activities, its overall direction and future plans.

##space #knowledge #history
14:00 – 16:00 Arts Education Hub →LIVING ROOM
0 free

The Arts Education Hub is a place for Trans Europe Halles member centres to share knowledge, methods and expertise within the arts education field. The Hub started as part of a larger project, Factories of Imagination, and was formed in 2017. Since September 2020, the Hub’s main activities are undertaken under the Spaces of Transformation in Arts education project. In this session, we will discuss future directions, initiatives, and projects under the Arts Education Hub umbrella.

 

##arts_education #audience_development #youth
14:00 – 18:00 Focal Point: Redefinition of Space →MUSH ROOM
20 free

In the past two years, activities of all cultural organisations have been significantly affected by the never-ending Covid pandemic and the war that has been unfolding right here in Europe. Moreover, we feel the effects of climate change on a daily basis, which is reflected in our work. How are organizations able to continue functioning? How do they manage their resources, whether it is the space they inhabit or the team that prepares daily programme? 12 cultural organisations and projects will be presented in this block, as examples of good, sustainable practices that could inspire in challenging times. 

##networking #spaces #inovations
16:00 – 18:00 Social Inclusion Lab-In times of war →EVENT ROOM
1 free
Are you a cultural center/organisation/venue and want to work with Ukranian artists and creatives but facing some challenges?
Or maybe you are a Ukranian artist or professional trying to reach out to cultural centers/organisations but don’t know how or where to start?
We will be dicussing the challenges from both sides: from the side of the centers and from the side of the Ukranian artists.
Come and share with us your challenges and find solutions and good practices.
Facilitated by Kateryna Botanova and Mykhailo Glubokyi, two Ukranian artists and change makers, we will discuss challenges, problems, good practices. Give and get feedback and ideas on types of collaborations possible.
This is the fifth workshop of The Social Inclusion Lab (SOIL), a project funded by the Swedish Institute, to reduce inequalities in the European cultural sector.
##social_inclusion #care #ukraine
16:30 – 18:00 Anti-Eviction Mapping Project →HUB YARD
0 free

In this presentation, Erin McElroy of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will explore some of the intersections of art and gentrification. Drawing upon examples from the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles in the U.S., as well as Bucharest and Cluj in Romania, McElroy will demonstrate how new art spaces and infrastructure can result in increased property values, cultural loss, and racial banishment. At the same time, McElroy will provide examples of arts-based practice and collectives rooted in housing justice that can be a part of communal efforts to resist gentrification and dispossession.

##gentrification #anti_eviction #injustice
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Time →NET POINT

Do you want to make the most out of your conference visit? Schedule a 20 minute tête-à-tête with other conference attendees at the TEH Desk and find ways for collaborations and project partnerships.

 

##networking #partnerships #collaborations
19:00 – 19:45 Guided Tour: Studio ALTA →MEETING POINT
0 free

Studio ALTA is located in the Invalidovna building’s west wing since 2020. In addition to a wide range of movement theatre and dance, workshops and other activities for general public presented in the building’s interior spaces, Studio ALTA also revives through communal activities an adjacent garden. Join us for a guided tour and learn all things about Studio’s activities, its overall direction and future plans.

##space #knowledge #history
19:30 – 20:30 Alica Minar & col. & raum4 e. V. : PERMEANCE →MEETING POINT
0 free

PERMEANCE – an international, participatory dance production – explores our changing experiences with water in our memories and in the present, contemplating the relationship between water and humankind. As an outdoor choreography PERMEANCE seeks to evoke a sense of cohesion and harmony with nature and with oneself. At the same time, the multilingual piece conveys a sense of playfulness and lightness, as if drifting on the surface of water on a summer day, only to be gradually and easily drawn deep into the theme as if by a siren.

##performance #relationship_to_water #participative_dance
20:30 – 21:00 Rodion Sun Lion →HUB YARD

We are inviting you to a one-of-a-kind intimate musical contemplation inspired by Kazakh steppe and the Carpathians in West Ukraine. How does it work? You can imagine in your head anything – a memory, images, story, emotion. Based on your imagination, Rodion Sun Lion will then create directly on site a musical composition and play it on his bass guitar. Using a looper, he will gradually layer numerous melodies into a harmonic polyphonic whole.

##live_music #rodion_sun_lion
20:00 – 20:45 Guided Tour: Studio ALTA →MEETING POINT
0 free

Studio ALTA is located in the Invalidovna building’s west wing since 2020. In addition to a wide range of movement theatre and dance, workshops and other activities for general public presented in the building’s interior spaces, Studio ALTA also revives through communal activities an adjacent garden. Join us for a guided tour and learn all things about Studio’s activities, its overall direction and future plans.

##space #knowledge #history
21:30 – 00:00 Phono DJs Playing Dance Music from Vinyl Records →HUB YARD

TRIS KAYO used to run Relish Record Store before Covid and is part of Lifted – a community of DJs, dancers, and musicians. Lifted.cz is a special party inspired by Mancuso’s legendary Loft parties in New York. Equality on the dance floor, the best sound system possible, and experienced DJs spinning their best records. TRIS KAYO will perform all of this on two turntables in his funky dance DJ set.

##vinyl_culture #live_music
28 May Saturday
08:00 – 10:00 Walking Warm Up →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a morning environmental walk around the Karlín neighbourhood. Tune it to stones as well as plants, observe the landscape, listen to birds sing – did you know that even a city can offer such a moment?

##walk #moment #neighborhood
09:30 – 11:30 EUREKA! Co-designing a Training Curriculum for Urban Innovators →OBÝVÁK
0 free

What are the best methodologies to train professionals of urban innovation?

What type of content should the curriculum focus on? How should professionals be trained to foster collective ownership of planning projects? In the past 18 months, the EUREKA project tackled these questions, engaging practitioners, students, universities, and public officials across four EU countries. Their answers help us design an interdisciplinary and practice-based EU-wide curriculum that will be tested in 2022 and 2023. In this session we would like to hear feedback on the first draft of the curriculum from you all – professionals, thinkers and activists.

 

##urban_innovation #urban_regeneration #training
09:00 – 17:00 TEH Desk

During the whole conference, Trans Europe Halles will have an info desk at the entrance of Studio Alta. You are welcome to pass by for any question about the network or just a coffee and a chat! Someone from the TEH coordination office will be present at all times between 09:00-17:00hrs.

At the desk you can register for the Networking Time slots that take place on Friday 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-20:00 and Saturday from 12:00-14:00.
A list of all attendees and their fields of interest will be available. The TEH staff can provide info and help finding the right networking party for you.

10:00 – 16:00 We Should Care About Each Other →ALTA ROOM / LOĎ
1 free

Our organisations and projects are the living organisms that we care about and develop.

We imprint our best visions on them, cultivate our surroundings, and transform the world into a better place. And just like in a balanced ecosystem, where even a great harvest brings energy back into the cycle, we create parallels and metaphors in our cultural organisations and teams. So that energy circulates, transforms, but stays within the system. Let’s make our organisations’ ecosystems healthier and more sustainable. Let’s dive into the flow of energy and flow. 

Speakers: Florian Landstädter & Shawn Wright, Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube, Innsbruck; Jana Ryšlavá, Move Platform, Ostrava; Iveta Zedková, psychiatrist

This is an all-day program with one break and we recommend to stay the whole session to experience it fully. 

##ecosystem #energy_flow #care
10:00 – 16:00 Space Is the Case Is the Space Is the Case →GALERIE / HALF ROOM
1 free

How should we treat the spaces we use and operate? How does our space impact our neighbourhood or environment? How could it inspire others to cope with an increasingly more present environmental crisis? This in-depth session will explore how topics such as circularity, biodiversity and energy-efficiency are connected with community involvement.

How we can understand them separately and experience them together in a complex ecosystem. 

This is an all-day program with one break and we recommend to stay the whole session to experience it fully. 

 

##environment #circularity #sustainability #architecture
10:00 – 12:00 Cultural Houses & CSR →MUSH ROOM
0 free

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a topic that moves the business world. It is time to focus also on cultural organisations. In this workshop we will centre our attention on the following questions: how do we communicate our social responsibility to the public, politicians, artists? Is it important for cultural organisations to have a strategic document in this area, and how to create one? What experiences from the business sector can we use?

##social_responsibility #knowledge #business
10:30 – 12:30 Culture for the Climate →HUB YARD
17 free

The climate crisis and nature’s environmental disruption are deepening by the day, and it is one of our greatest challenges to confront this crisis. More and more institutions, businesses, individuals, and governments are beginning to actively promote a sustainable way of operating. The cultural sector is often at the forefront of this effort, looking for ways to work with environment in mind. However, rarely do such efforts happen in a coordinated way.

##sustainability #ecology #culture
10:00 – 10:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

##space #knowledge #history
10:30 – 12:30 Slow Networking →EVENT ROOM
0 free

In this session we will together start forming a concept of ‘slow networking.’ We will build on the ideas of slow art and slow food, and adapt it to the context of networking and shape it in our own way. At the end of the session, we will have formulated the basic ideas and concept in writing as well as visualized.

##sustainability #networking
11:00 – 13:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Open Office Hours →GARDEN

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. A grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and a great-grandson of Chaos. The encounter with Atlas is not designed as a performance. During open office hours, Atlas invites passersby to the Studio ALTA garden for spontaneous conversations about social and environmental challenges, using a wide range of creative tools.

##clown-activist #ephemeral_community #game
11:00 – 11:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

##space #knowledge #history
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Time →NET POINT

Do you want to make the most out of your conference visit? Schedule a 20 minute tête-à-tête with other conference attendees at the TEH Desk and find ways for collaborations and project partnerships.

##networking #partnerships #collaborations
14:00 – 16:00 Economic Values of Culture →HUB YARD
0 free

Economic impact studies for cultural organisations and projects have been a common practice in many countries. Despite their shortcomings, they are still a good tool to provide arguments in support of a primarily non-profit culture. The session explains how to calculate the economic impacts and what is the best way to use them for your organisation’s development. 

 

##economic_impacts #multiplication_effect #value_of_culture
14:00 – 16:00 360° Approach to Diversity & Inclusion with Director of Diversity Arts Council England →MUSH ROOM
32 free

This workshop will share learning from diversity initiatives and actions in England to develop a more inclusive arts and cultural sector and to diversify their workforce, leadership and governance as well as their creative programmes. Workshop participants will also explore how they can become more relevant to communities that are not currently engaging with their activity. Delegates attending the session will have an opportunity to practice what changes they can make to their organisations to make them more inclusive of and relevant to the communities they serve.

##diversity #inclusion #cultural_transformation_movement
14:00 – 15:00 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Walk with Atlas →MEETING POINT
0 free

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. A grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and a great-grandson of Chaos. 

 

Performance walk with ATLAS begins in front of the studio ALTA entrance.

 

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
15:00 – 17:00 Values of Solidarity – Gamified Workshop Toolkit →ALTA ATELIÉR
0 free

During this workshop, we will test the ‘Gamified Workshop Toolkit,’ a card game especially designed for teams from different cultures, backgrounds, or personal situations, that are just beginning their collaboration. The cards give participants a chance to express what values matter to them in their collaborations, understand how others think, and what is important and necessary to work together.

 

##reshape #values #attentivness
15:00 – 18:00 ARTISTS versus VENUES: Analysis of Needs →EVENT ROOM
1 free

Moderated meetings between a group of artists and representatives of European venues with a goal to create an environment for sharing of what artists need/expect from cultural venues and, conversely, what cultural venues need/expect from artists. These conversations will help increase understanding between artists and cultural organisations.

##needs #expectation #knowledge_artists
15:30 – 16:30 Presentation About Vinyl Culture →OBÝVÁK
0 free

A DJ played records on the radio already in the first half of the 20th century. But a DJ playing recorded music in a club exists only since 1970. This culture was defined during the 1970s, when the first dance clubs opened, and the first mixer for DJs and also the first sound systems were made. The first turntable, Technics 1210, was produced, which is still today a standard for playing from vinyls. Music industry replaced records with CDs during the 1980s, but DJs received the first CD players and mixers only at the turn of the millennium. Today, they don’t need players or music collections. Streaming platforms can read our taste and play an infinite DJ sets. What is a DJ’s role today? And why is it becoming more and more common that digital DJs use physical media?

 

##vinyl_culture #live_music
15:30 – 17:30 Florent Golfier / tYhle: Atlas – Closing Performance Ritual →GARDEN

Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant need for contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. A grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and a great-grandson of Chaos. In this case Atlas wants to celebrate all the encounters and knowledge gained and shared during the TEH conference. Therefore, they invite you to their collective ritual. 

##clown-activist #ephemeral_comunity #game
16:00 – 16:45 Guided Tour: Invalidovna →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a tour of a unique space inhabited by Studio ALTA. Invalidovna in Karlín was built from 1731 to 1737 based on Les Invalides in Paris and served as a shelter for disabled soldiers. It is one of the most significant buildings by a renowned Czech Baroque architect, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, ordered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI., ruler of the Habsburg monarchy. Immerse yourself into the story of Invalidovna, the building’s past, present, and future.

##space #knowledge #history
17:00 – 18:00 FreeDomus: An (E)Utopian Shelter →OBÝVÁK
0 free

Workshop designed by the Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation about an idea of a miniscule / nomadic / symbiotic habitation.

 

Guideline quotation score

John Cage: The world, the real world is not an object. It is a process.

Earth Suzi Gablik: Nothing exists separately from the rest.

Walter Gropius: A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.

Mary Caroline Richards: There is a creative spirit in you desiring to be free, and you may as well get out of its way for it will give you no peace until you do. In a lethal world, poetry is necessary for survival.

 

##shelter #eutopia #collaboration
17:00 – 19:00 General Assembly →MUSH ROOM
18 free

Members of the Trans Europe Halles meet twice a year during TEH Meetings. Each of these international events includes a meeting of our General Assembly where strategic decisions are made, such as the approval of new members and decisions about who should host our meetings.

Session is open for delegates only.

##membership #visions #progress
18:00 – 19:00 ras Spielraum&Collective waves: Under The Surface Project →MEETING POINT
0 free

Negative impacts of mining activities intertwine with nature as well as human lives. This project aims to point out concrete impacts the activities have had in the area of German Gatzen (near Leipzig) and open a dialogue, both on local and global level – are we ready for it? How many of us really take time to think about where our energy sources come from, as we take it for granted? Are we willing to give up the advantages of our civilisation to the benefit of our planet? Live performance Under the Surface is based on organic nature of human body, nature and the landscape.

##performance #communication #landscape #healing
20:30 – 21:30 Alyssa Dillard & col.: LEDET →HUB YARD

LEDET is a music performance project by Alyssa Dillard. Inspired by her Creole heritage which is a mixture of West African, French, Spanish, and Indigenous cultures of the Southern United States. Combining different genres and performative elements LEDET is a musical night to remember. LEDET creates a flow of styles and energy.

##live_music #performance
21:30 – 00:00 Phono DJs Playing Dance Music from Vinyl Records →HUB YARD

DARRYL BAALKI is the alter ego of local jazz dance DJ star, Mr Ultrafino. He collects and plays electronic music, jazz, soul, funk and more, and is resident of regular jazz dance night Groove Dock. A strictly vinyl DJ, he is not only playing the records but also sampling and recycling them, creating something brand new using Ableton software and hardware. 

This night will get funky with vinyl classics by DJ MARTIN MIKULAS – co-owner of Phono.cz Record Store, head of Phono DJs agency and Phonolab Records.

 

##live_music #vinyl_culture
29 May Sunday
10:00 – 18:00 Guided Tour: The Public Hall Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem →PRAGUE MAIN RAILWAY STATION (PRAHA HLAVNÍ NÁDRAŽÍ)
25 free

​​Join us for a trip to Ústí nad Labem in North Bohemia. We will enjoy our train trip with a view of Porta Bohemica and Labe meanders. We will visit our friends at The Public Hall Hraničář—a local TEH member and an open platform which supports contemporary art and culture and connects it with everyday life in a dynamically developing society of Ústí nad Labem.

 

It is a whole-day trip including a transportation by train, to be paid by the participants.

 

##trip #cultural_center
10:00 – 14:00 Guided Tour: Chateau Brewery, Praha-Libeň / A New Space for Studio ALTA →MEETING POINT
0 free

Join us for a morning guided tour of a space that should become a new seat of Studio ALTA in 2023.

##trip #our_new_seat
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Accommodation and Travel

We have prepared a Travel and Accommodation Guide for you. Studio ALTA team has collected travel information, tips for local transport, a list of hotels and places to eat close to the event’s venue.

Accreditation Centre – Info Point

Studio ALTA

  • Wednesday: 16:00 – 21:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00
  • Friday: 9:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday: 9:00 – 20:00

Prague City Library

Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00

You can find Info Point and a registration stand in the building of Invalidovna (Sokolovská 136/24). You can use our map to get a better understanding of the location. Here, you can register and ask any questions you may have. 

Food

LUNCH: 12:00–14:00 (FRIDAY–SATURDAY)

DINNER: 18:00–20:00 (THURSDAY–SATURDAY)

KANTÝNA FUTURAMA

Sokolovská 136c, Praha 8 – Invalidovna

Do not worry, there is plenty of food in our place. The nearby Kantýna offers the best selection of meat-based, vegetarian as well as vegan cuisine. It is a place where we, too, enjoy a meal during our work days. We choose the most environmentally friendly option – the prepared meal does not have to be transported anywhere and any need for a disposable dishes, even if environmentally friendly, is thus eliminated.

#sustainability #zero_waste #zero_transport

Organise Your Time

Would you like to become friends with colleagues from your field and other conference attendees? You can enjoy playing games during your free time. Equipment for badminton, volleyball, table tennis, and pétanque will be available at the Info Point, or you can water our community garden. So let’s go out to the garden! 

Ride a Rekole bike

If you feel like taking a bike ride in the neighbourhood, or get quickly to the city centre, you can rent a bike from our partners at Rekola. Discount code for your ride is: Alta.

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Covid-19 Regulations

At the moment, Czech Republic has lifted all Covid-19 related restrictions. Arrivals can freely enter the Czech Republic without having to show any COVID-19 documentation.

FFP2 masks remain compulsory ONLY when visiting medical facilities.

Shops, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and most other venues are open. Pandemic-related requirements for visiting them have been lifted.

DISCLAIMER: This event strives to be inclusive experience, considerate of the many perspectives that come from having differing backgrounds and beliefs. As a community, we aim to be respectful to all. We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including but not limited to those based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. All participants are expected to commit to creating an environment that facilitates inquiry and self-expression, while also demonstrating diligence in understanding how others’ viewpoints may be different from their own.

Contact Person

Ludmila Vacková

Email: lida@altart.cz

Phone: 00420 774 108 366

May 26, 2022
Studio ALTA

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