Jiří Šlajsna: The Vanished Settlements of the Ústí Region
Where: The Regional Museum in Most (Oblastní muzeum v Mostě)
The subject of the lecture is the landscape of northwest Bohemia and its transformation, related to the industrial, demographic, and political changes in the course of the 20th century. The impacts of mining, energy and hydro- industry or the influence of social changes which caused frequent disappearance of settlements across the entire Ústí region. Several examples will be given of towns and villages which lost the "battle for better future". The lecture will also include a short presentation of an older museum exposition dedicated to the "Vanished Settlements of the Most Area", delivered by its curator Eva Hladká.
The lecture will be held in Czech.
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Jiří Šlajsna, Mgr.
Jiří Šlajsna, Mgr., is a historian, author of articles on the history of Chomutov and Most, and an archeologist who works in the Most Regional Museum. His main areas of interest are the history of the regions Most, Chomutov, and Kadaň, the military, political and cultural history of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, the year 1742 and 1813 in northwestern Bohemia, the marksman societies of northwest Bohemia since the late 18th century, and field fortifications in Bohemia from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Into the Abyss of the Lignite Clouds
The focus of the expedition and workshops in the landscape around the Most Basin is on current changes in the heavily industrialized landscape, especially with regard to the loss of historical continuity, the transfers of geological layers and social structures, and current discussions about the abolition of territorial limits, as well as the potential for further degradation and exploitation of the landscape by extensive open cast mining.
Peter Cusack: Lignite Clouds (Sound Workshop)
A two-day workshop focused on the sound environments around the brown coal industry in Most Basin (North Bohemia). We used both listening and making field recordings. We also used photography and writing to compare the differences between the sound, visual and language perspectives on the area.
Recollection of the Jezeří (Eisenberg) Arboretum
An improvised workshop with Miloš Šejn, inspired by the environment of the castle Jezeří, especially its former arboretum--a vast park located between the castle and the former village of Albrechtice. The workshop is intended as an inquiry into the hill of Jezeří and will comprise of improvised actions in several locations.