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Forms of brutalism
The architecture built in Czechoslovakia throughout the 1960s–1980s, both glorified and deplored, is a heatedly discussed and highly controversial subject. The exhibition presents buildings in Prague influenced to a lesser or greater extent by Brutalism and progressive influences from the West that was forbidden, yet highly inspiring for creators.
Designblok, Prague International Design Festival, is the biggest selective festival of design and fashion in Central Europe. The history of Designblok goes back to 1999 when it was founded by Jana Zielinski and Jiří Macek, directors of the Profil Media agency organising the festival. As usual, Designblok shows works by designers and producers from all of Europe and presents novelties by established prestigious brands but also prototypes by young designers and designer’s studios.
Signal is a festival of digital and creative culture. During its seven years of existence, it has welcomed more than 3 million visitors in Prague. It links contemporary visual art, urban space and modern technologies. It has become the most visited cultural event in Czechia. The programme is created by renowned foreign and Czech artists in the area of light design, visual and digital art, AI and conceptual art. The festival likes to educate itself as well as its visitors. It links the historical backdrop of beloved Prague with state-of-the-art technologies and contemporary social issues. Signal festival is one of the greatest producers of contemporary art in our country.