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A Hackers Manifesto, verze 4.0, kapitola 4.

By samotar, 10 January 2023

Trnovou korunou a tankem do srdíčka

By samotar, 2 July 2022

Hakim Bey - Informační válka

By samotar, 26 March 2022

Václav Cílek: Záhada zpívající houby

By samotar, 15 February 2022

Guy Debord - Teorie dérive

By samotar, 21 January 2022

Jack Burnham – Systémová estetika

By samotar, 19 November 2021

Rána po ránech

By samotar, 23 May 2021

Na dohled od bronzového jezdce

By samotar, 4 March 2021

Zarchivu: Hůlna-kejdže

By samotar, 7 September 2020

Center for Land Use Interpretation

By samotar, 18 June 2020

Dawn Chorus Day - zvuky za svítání

By samotar, 30 April 2020

Z archivu: Krzysztof Wodiczko v DOXU

By samotar, 26 March 2020

Pavel Ctibor: Sahat zakázáno

By samotar, 22 September 2019


By samotar, 19 September 2019

Tajemství spolupráce: Miloš Šejn

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Skolt Sámi Path to Climate Change Resilience

By samotar, 10 December 2017

Ohlédnutí/Revisited Soundworm Gathering

By samotař, 9 October 2017

Kleté krajiny

By samotar, 7 October 2017

Kinterova Jednotka a postnatura

By samotař, 15 September 2017

Upsych316a Universal Psychiatric Church

By Samotar, 6 July 2017

Za teorií poznání (radostný nekrolog), Bohuslav Blažek

By miloš vojtěchovský, 9 April 2017

On the Transmutation of Species

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CYBERPOSITIVE, Sadie Plant a Nick Land

By samotař, 2 March 2017

Ivan Illich: Ticho jako obecní statek

By samotař, 18 February 2017

Thomas Berry:Ekozoická éra

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Best a Basta době uhelné

By samotař, 31 October 2016

Hledání hlasu řeky Bíliny

By samotař, 23 September 2016


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Anima Mundi Revisited

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Simon A. Levin: The Evolution of Ecology

By samotař, 21 June 2016

Jan Hloušek: Uranové město

By samotař, 31 May 2016

Manifest The Dark Mountain Project

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Pokus o popis jednoho zápasu

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Nothing worse or better can happen

By Ewa Jacobsson, 5 April 2016

Jared Diamond - Easter's End

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W. H. Auden: Journey to Iceland

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Jussi Parikka: The Earth

By Slawomír Uher, 8 February 2016

Co číhá za humny? neboli revoluce přítomnosti

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 31 January 2016

Red Sky: The Eschatology of Trans

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Towards an Anti-atlas of Borders

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Pavel Mrkus - KINESIS, instalace Nejsvětější Salvátor

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 6 December 2015

Tváře/Faces bez hranic/Sans Frontiers

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 29 November 2015

Na Zemi vzhůru nohama

By Alena Kotzmannová, 17 October 2015

Upside-down on Earth

By Alena Kotzmannová, 17 October 2015

Images from Finnmark (Living Through the Landscape)

By Nicholas Norton, 12 October 2015

Czech Radio on Frontiers of Solitude

By Samotar, 10 October 2015

Langewiese and Newt or walking to Dlouhá louka

By Michal Kindernay, 7 October 2015

Notice in the Norwegian newspaper „Altaposten“

By Nicholas Norton, 5 October 2015

Interview with Ivar Smedstad

By Nicholas Norton, 5 October 2015

Iceland Expedition, Part 2

By Julia Martin, 4 October 2015

Closing at the Osek Monastery

By Michal Kindernay, 3 October 2015

Iceland Expedition, Part 1

By Julia Martin, 3 October 2015

Finnmarka a kopce / The Hills of Finnmark

By Vladimír Merta, 2 October 2015

Workshop with Radek Mikuláš/Dílna s Radkem Mikulášem

By Samotářka Dagmar, 26 September 2015

Já, Doly, Dolly a zemský ráj

By Samotar, 23 September 2015

Up to the Ore Mountains

By Michal, Dagmar a Helena Samotáři , 22 September 2015

Václav Cílek and the Sacred Landscape

By Samotář Michal, 22 September 2015

Picnic at the Ledvice waste pond

By Samotar, 19 September 2015

Above Jezeří Castle

By Samotar, 19 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 3

By Tamás Sajó, 18 September 2015

Ledvice coal preparation plant

By Dominik Žižka, 18 September 2015

pod hladinou

By Dominik Žižka, 18 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 2

By Tamás Sajó, 17 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 1

By Tamás Sajó, 16 September 2015

Offroad trip

By Dominik Žižka, 16 September 2015

Ekologické limity a nutnost jejich prolomení

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 16 September 2015

Lignite Clouds Sound Workshop: Days I and II

By Samotar, 15 September 2015

Walk from Mariánské Radčice

By Michal Kindernay, 12 September 2015

Mariánské Radčice and Libkovice

By Samotar, 11 September 2015

Most - Lake, Fish, algae bloom

By Samotar, 8 September 2015

Monday: Bílina open pit excursion

By Samotar, 7 September 2015

Duchcov II. - past and tomorrow

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Duchcov II.

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Arrival at Duchcov I.

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Czech Republic

Od kláštera Osek na Selesiovu výšinu, k Lomu, Libkovicům, Hrdlovce a zpět/From The Osek Cloister to Lom and back

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From The Osek Monastery to Lom and back

On Sunday morning we gathered at the Osek Monastery with Radka Schmelzová, Petr Meduna, and Jiří Sádlo. Radka gave an insider lecture on the historical expansion of the Cistercian order, which came to Osek in 1206. The monastery complex comprises terrace gardens on three levels, with swimming ponds, gargoyles, fountains with mythological female figures, vases with reliefs, and salla terrena near the wall. It is quite run down, but beautiful.

Later, we went into the convent and admired the romanesque basilica and the courtyard. Then we went up to the monument commemorating the catastrophe of victims of the mine disaster in Nelson III. On 3 January 1934, 144 miners died and it took a long time to retrieve the dead bodies from the mine. After this, we went up the rock formations of the Selesian heights into the forest.

Local historian Jiří Sádlo explained the remains of past mining activities and talked about tth morphology and botany of the hills. The path led us to the village Lom u Mostu, where Radka talked about the architecture of the miners housing, built in the beginning of the 20th century. An aproaching shower forced us to find shelter in the pub. It is apparently a well-known place where the leftist poets and journalists S.K. Neumann and Julius Fučík used to drink during their visits to the workers.

The we split up and some participants went by bus back to Osek. The rest of us continued towards the Libkovice zone and thence back to Osek, walking on the edge of the mine.

To be continued.


Old and New Lakes of Mostecko: A Lecture by hydrobiologist Ivo Přikryl
A remediation of environmental (and social) disturbances caused by extensive open cast brown coal mining in northwest Bohemia is a priority for the Czech environmental policy. In order to provide a conceptual basis for the full restoration of land following such disturbances, a special interdisciplinary project supported by a grant from the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic was started in 2000. The initial stage of the project was intended to summarize and evaluate findings and works carried out in connection with various reclamation activities in the afflicted area over a period of more than 50 years. The main aims of the three-year project are to make use of the best available knowledge in landscape environmental management, so as to harmonize the ecological, aesthetic, productive and social functions of a valuable new landscape, including the recovery of historical continuity and an understanding of “landscape memory”. The basic landscape functions were assessed at two different levels of scale. On the large scale, the relevant attributes were investigated over the whole area of the Sokolov brown coal basin (220 km2). The data and experience acquired were used to define large scale guiding principles for the rehabilitation of a post-mining landscape. On the small scale, the basic characteristics and functions of the landscape were analysed in the Litov-Chlum model area (2 km2). The information derived from this analysis was used to formulate a small-scale approach for the rehabilitation of the model area and also to define general methodological principles. The lecture will be held in Czech and is for free. To participate in the event please send a short application (stating your name and the title of the lecture) via e-mail to The applicants will receive further specification regarding the meeting point and time. Duration cca 2 hours Max. 15 participants For more information please contact Dagmar Šubrtová: …

Mgr. Radoslava Schmelzová
Radoslav Schmelzová, Mgr., studied art history and cultural heritage management at the University of Ostrava, and the theory and history of design and new media at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She has worked as an assistant curator at the National Gallery in Prague, the National Heritage Institute, and at the Atelier Contemporary Art Journal. She is currently teaching theory of art for the DAMU program Theatre in alternative space. She is interested in the relationships between contemporary art, the landscape and cultural heritage. …

Jiří Sádlo, RNDr.
Jiří Sádlo, RNDr., CSc., (b. 1958) is biolgist and poet. At the department of geobotany of the Botanical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, he studied geobotany, phytocenology (plant sociology), vegatation mapping, and the historical development of the landscape and vegetation. He lectures at Charles University and the University of South Bohemia. He is the co-author of the books Biology of the Landscape, Landscape and Revolution, and The Landscape as an Interpreted Text. …

Petr Meduna, Ph.D.
Petr Meduna, Ph.D. (b. 1963) is an archeologist and historian. He graduated from the Charles University in Prague, and has worked at the Archaeological Institute in Most (1986-1996), and later in the Archaeological institute in Prague. He is especially interested in the Middle Ages, and the relationships between the social and natural sciences. Literature Hošek, Jiří; Meduna, Petr (2011): The metallography of knives from the medieval village of Hrdlovka and the burial ground of Zlončice, Bohemia, in: J.Hošek, H. Cleere, L. Mihok (eds.), The Archaeolometallurgy of Iron: Recent Developments. …