Future of Czech design
DISCUSSION WAS HELD 24 FEBRUARY 2015 IN THE CZECHDESIGN GALLERY
WE BEGIN BY EXPERT DISCUSSION
Lectures and workshops with leading foreign designers and theorists started with discussions with Czech, Slovak and Austrian experts, which was held on 24 February 2015 in the Czechdesign Gallery, Vojtěšská 3 in Prague.
REFLECTION OF THE FIELD
Thirteen professionals – designers, educators, theorists and representatives of medias and organizations active in this area, together reflect the development of Czech design over the last 5 years and reflect on the challenges and opportunities for the future.
THIRTEEN MOST QUALIFIED
Renowned personalities have accepted invitations to participate:
Zdeno Kolesar (Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts / Department of Theory and History of Art)
Jozef Kovalcik (VSVU Bratislava / Institute of visual and cultural studies)
Jan Nemecek (AAAD / product design studio / Studio Olgoj Chorchoj)
Richard Vodicka (TBU / Faculty of Multimedia Communications)
Helena Koenigsmarkova (Museum of Applied Arts)
Michael Vasku (TBU / Faculty of Multimedia Communications / Vasku & KLUG)
Jiri Hanek (UJEP Usti nad Labem / Faculty of Art and Design / PROTEBE live)
Milan Pekar (UMPRUM / studio ceramics and porcelain)
Gabriel Vach (WBU Pilsen / Faculty of Art and Design Ladislav Sutnar)
Zaneta Drgova (BUT / FVU / Graphic Design Studio 1)
Darina Zavadilova (Botas, designSUPERMARKET)
Katerina Pridalova (Designreader)
Jana Vinsova (CZECHDESIGN)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
How is Czech design? Are we satisfied with its development, or is there something fundamentally missing? Which company according to designer Jan Nemecek, has fundamentally transformed Czech flair? How does the Czech scene look to Slovak theorist Zdeno Kolesar? Does the Czech educational system move with the times or does it belong to the 19th century?
A selection of the most interesting parts is presented in TEXT RECORD OF DISCUSSION (in Czech).