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Public and private as a topic of a multidisciplinary research

Category: Project results

  • beatriz colomina (princeton university) – privacy and publicity: architecture in the age of social media

    Lecture by Beatriz Colomina (Prague, 22 November).

  • anthony vidler – public and private in the platonic polis: utopian space from filarete to the occupy movement

    Lecture by Anthony Vidler in Prague (7 June 2017, Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences).

  • workshop: virtual space versus genuinely public space – current questions

    On Monday 21 November 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second workshop of the project “Public and private as a topic of multidisciplinary research” took place in the Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4a, Prague 1.

  • zdeněk uherek – the polarity between public and private: an anthropological perspective

    Summary of a paper presented at the “Relativeness of public and private” in Prague on 9 October 2015

    The aim of the paper is to present a broader intercultural comparison of the conceptualisation of public space. It is based on the knowledge that public space cannot be taken for granted, that it has been achieved by the efforts of an organised society, and that its function changes in relation to changes in society and to the aims of those who establish and administer it. What is or is not regarded as public space in various societies changes, and so there is no point in trying to find a definition of public space that is universally valid for all periods of history and different societies.

  • workshop: relativeness of public and private

    The project’s first workshop “Relativeness of public and private” took place in October 2015. Some of the papers presented there have been included in the section Texts.

  • michal novotný – public, private and legislature

    Summary of a paper presented at the 1st workshop “Relativeness of public and private” in Prague on 9 October 2015

    Professor Švácha has described one case of conflict between the private and public interest in the field of conservation. He has offered it for reflection from the ethical, legal, and art philosophy angles. I will try to interest you in a reflection focusing on the legal side of the matter. I believe it may be useful to be acquainted with how the law operates with the concepts public and private.

  • rostislav švácha – what is private and what is public in a great work of art?

    Summary of a paper presented at the 1st workshop “Relativeness of public and private” in Prague on 9 October 2015

    As a historian of architecture, I come across the relationship between public and private most frequently in heritage conservation. A typical situation I often encounter is when a building is in private ownership and the owners want to do something like demolishing it, whereas the public interest tries to limit the owner’s rights and requires the protection of such a building if it is thought to be in some way rare and valuable.