Events

My public appearances in the past and future (as far as I can see): lectures, conference speeches, workshops, concerts, performances, petanque tournaments... sociology, music and other stuff, all in one.
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31. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Luhačovice)

Theatrical performance

30. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Uherský Brod)

Theatrical performance

29. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Zlín)

Theatrical performance

28. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Zlín)

Theatrical performance

27. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Frenštát)

Theatrical performance

26. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Frenštát)

Theatrical performance

25. 8. 2020 ::::

Vizita (Frenštát)

Improvised theatrical performance

24. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Karviná)

Theatrical performance

23. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Karviná)

Theatrical performance

18. 8. 2020 ::::

"Bad things" and the politics of being critical - cancelled

Paper intended for the EASST+4S conference, Prague, August 18-21, 2020; after the organizers announced that the conference would take place in a virtual, corona-virus-free space, i.e. completely online, I cancelled my participation

In our project “Vulnerable residents in fragile residences: An inquiry into tensions of residential care” we focus on a double object: people and buildings. More precisely, we study (a) caring of people and (b) maintenance of their residences IN RELATION. There are many reasons for such a focus. I want to discuss one specific motivation related to the politics of critique in STS. How to be effectively critical? How to confront “bad things” and help “good things” happen? To be critical of something, we often try to show it as obviously and objectively stupid, irrational, and absurd. If we eventually associate “bad things” (such as climate change denial, technocracy in politics or resistance toward humanization of residential care) with some rationality, meaningfulness, and relevance, we risk being accused of standing on the wrong side and of unacceptable “relativization”... I believe that this way of being critical is unfortunate, since it underestimates our enemies. It implies that “bad things” are based on weak fundaments. As social scientists we should instead try to support our warnings by showing “bad things” as making relatively good sense in a number of ways, being well-integrated into rather reasonable and routinely accepted arrangements – this is, after all, why they are such a difficult enemy: strong, widespread and persistent. Studying objects in relation, such as in our research, where divergent or even contradictory values are at stake, can be taken as a useful heuristic tool for being critical in this more effective way.
17. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Hranice)

Theatrical performance

7. 8. 2020 ::::

Fish Flesh Field & Henry $ (Lhotka Ema's Bar)

Jindřich Tolar (voc, guitars), Michal Fejt (voc, bass), Karel "Maso" Koštejn (voc, drums) & Zdeněk Konopásek (drums) - voila, two drummers on stage. Garden party between Zadní Třebaň a Liteň. Together with: Apačí.

6. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Tábor)

Theatrical performance

5. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Tábor)

Theatrical performance

2. 8. 2020 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Karviná) - cancelled

Theatrical performance

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Closest events/performances

29. 10. 2020 -

Divadlo Vizita (Praha) - CANCELLED

Improvised performance, Archa Theatre, Na porici 26, Praha 1. 8pm.

30. 10. 2020 -

Divadlo Vizita (Praha) - CANCELLED

Improvised performance, Archa Theatre, Na porici 26, Praha 1. 8pm.

6. 11. 2020 -

Fish Flesh Field & Henry $ (Praha, not for general public - CANCELLED)

Jindřich Tolar (voc, guitars), Michal Fejt (voc, bass), Karel "Maso" Koštejn (voc, drums), Zdeněk Konopásek (drums).

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Latest publications/recordings

POKORNÝ, P. & KONOPÁSEK, Z. (2020, in press): Lítáme v tom: Dialog o klimatu na pomezí vědy, politiky a aktivismu [We're in: Climate dialogue at the edge of science, politics, and activism]. In: A. Vondra, ed: Musí být ekologie alarmistická? Hledání realistických odpovědí [Does ecology have to be alarmist? Finding realistic answers]. Brno: Books & Pipes. Pp. 63-101

book chapter

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (2020): Latour o antropocénu: Složité vztahy mezi intelektuálním a politickým radikalismem [Latour and anthropocene: Complicated relations between intellectual and political radicalism]. Vesmír, 99 (512): ??-??

Discussion paper

DVOULETÁ FÁMA (2020): Z dálky mává kohout piv (Live At Chmelnice, 23.3. 1989). Guerilla Records [GR 159-2]

CD - digipack + booklet

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