In Nová Cvernovka we have a strong tradition for community work. Basically this whole place wouldn’t exist without it. And as it goes with cultural and creative centers – it’s never finished! That’s why we kindly invite you to help us and be part of our Community Squad! We will work together in the park, garden and other premises. We have work tools and gloves ready for you! As a reward we will enjoy sauna and special hot pot meal together and get ready for the MEGAŽÚR #2 in the bar.
TEH EastHub is a subnetwork of cultural centres and organisations coming from the Central and Eastern European region. Session meeting will follow up the previous meetings with the aim to keep in touch with all the members; to learn from other’s experience on surviving during the covid crisis; to discuss further steps to build communication and collaboration together; to choose hub’s next working themes and to explore possible funding options
For those who do not feel like morning exercise or grass moving – you can start the day with Disco Dance and Music! And not just that – Nová Cvernovka founders Braňo, Boris & Šymon will serve you fresh pancakes. Can you imagine a better start of the day?
Our community sauna will provide you with pleasant relaxation throughout the conference day. In the Finnish sauna, you can completely relax and cool off in the water bath. This project was created as part of the festival: White Night – “Tropical Night” – and its transparency responds to openness.
Don’t forget to bring a gentle dose of exhibitionism and a towel!
Questions of Trust are an intimate situation facilitated by two members of the Studio ALTA team. Founder and artistic director Lucia Kašiarová and curator Petr Dlouhý. The content of the meeting is to look for individual levels in which trust manifests, develops, gives birth to, anchors and above all an awareness of the horizons of our imagination. Where can our trust go, what are our abilities of trust towards others, but also towards ourselves?
Questions of Trust arise on the ground plan of a somatic practice emphasizing sensitivity, receptivity and care, and the tarot practice of imagination and questioning.
Speakers: Lucia Kašiarová (Artistic director at Studio ALTA), Petr Dlouhý (Curator at Studio ALTA)
Our community sauna will provide you with pleasant relaxation throughout the conference day. In the Finnish sauna, you can completely relax and cool off in the water bath. This project was created as part of the festival: White Night – “Tropical Night” – and its transparency responds to openness.Don’t forget to bring a gentle dose of exhibitionism and a towel!
Chi-kung morning warm-up – activates and mobilizes your body and energizes it. Together with the dancer and choreographer Katarína Brestovanská, you will be able to handle these simple exercises even without previous movement experience. Cultivating the body through qigong allows you to walk joints, increase body flexibility, move mental processes and replenish energy.
Pottery workshop led by Nikola Čemanová can be a combination of clay work techniques, one-time meditation, craft therapy, a romantic date (for couples), rehabilitation of heart fractures or a gift for your mother.
During the workshop, she will guide you through the mysteries of this archaic mass, guiding you through the basics of spinning on a potter’s wheel and / or hand modeling.In the studio there is a potter’s wheel, basic tools for working with ceramics, modeling materials and kiln firing.
Tired of buzzwords? Sick of seeing “social inclusion” used to “tick the diversity box” to make donors happy? Want to work with this topic but scared to make mistakes and don’t know where to start? Then join us in this session. TEH and 9 other production houses and art centers are starting “The Cultural Transformation Movement” to reduce social inequalities in the European cultural sector by making social justice for marginalised artists non-questionable, and making the cultural sector representative of the multiplicity of its diverse voices, from audience and content development to technical and support functions, all the way to the transformation of cultural leadership.
Speakers: Emelie Chhangur (Director/Curator of Agnes Etherington Art Centre- Ontario) and Zuzana Ernst (Brunnenpassage’s Deputy Artistic Director), Tiffany Fukuma (TEH MD) and Fairooz Tamimi (Social Sustainability Specialist)
At the workshop, visitors will be able to try out the process of traditional graphic techniques, namely linocut, woodcut and hand typing – letterpress. During the time spent in the studio, people get a basic overview from the design through implementation to the result itself in the form of a printout. The visitor will leave with theoretical and practical experience in the field of traditional graphic techniques.
Pressink is a letterpress and creative workspace based in Nová Cvernovka. The Studio was established in 2016 by graphic designer Kristína Uhráková and its first functional space dedicated to letterpress in Slovakia. Studio works with limited collection of metal and wood type and two german proof presses FAG Standard AP 510 and Korrex Hannover. As well as using traditional printing techniques, the studio uses new technologies like laser cut and polymer to produce bespoke limited artworks. Workshop will mainly focus on a traditional printing technique, from manual typesetting, manual layout experimentation, inking and it will also teach you how to operate a proof press. After the design process, the participants will produce a letterpress printed typographic poster.
“How can cultural workers keep their spark alive?” This question has been at the heart of the Penguin Project and will be the lynchpin of this workshop. We will use some core metaphors of the project – among others obviously the famous penguin metaphor – to inspire introspection, provide you with a new perspective on your relationship with your culture centre, and facilitate group discussion and sense making.
After the workshop you will hopefully be more aware of what charges and what drains you at work and maybe you’ll even have some initial ideas about what to change to make the deal a bit more fair and sustainable.
Speakers: Florian Cope-Ladstätter and Shawn Antoni Wright (Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube)