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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30. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Karviná)

Theatrical performance

29. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Velké Karlovice)

Theatrical performance

28. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Velké Karlovice)

Theatrical performance

27. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Velké Karlovice)

Theatrical performance

26. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Frenštát pod Radhoštěm)

Theatrical performance

25. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Frenštát pod Radhoštěm)

Theatrical performance

24. 8. 2018 ::::

Divadlo Vizita (Chotěboř)

Improvised performance

20. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (farma Bláto)

Theatrical performance

19. 8. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (farma Bláto)

Theatrical performance

4. 8. 2018 ::::

Duo Profesores: Solo Open (Solopisky)

Performance at the local musical festival; Pjér Lašéz - guitars, vocals; Zdeněk Konopásek - drums; together with other musical projects related to Solopisky

25. 7. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Hranice na Moravě)

Theatrical performance

25. 7. 2018 ::::

Zdeněk Konopásek, Michal Synek & Radek Carboch: Making clients to decide for themselves: turning people with learning difficulties into "modern subjects"

Presentation for the EASST conference "Meetings – Making Science, Technology and Society together" in Lancaster (UK), July 25-28, 2018

In our study of social services for people with learning difficulties we focus on efforts aiming at their emancipation, i.e. at making them as independent on institutions and professionals as possible. Emphasis is being put on what is called "autonomous decision-making" about one's life - what to do, what to buy, where to go and when. These decisions are to be based on authentic and unrestricted expression of clients' desires and passions. Professionals are instructed and trained to move from making decisions on behalf of their (passive) clients to providing sensitive support for the activity of decision-making, performed preferably by the clients themselves. But how to make clients to "decide for themselves", co-creating a world for them, which would resemble the world of all other people? How to de-attach them from professional assistance? Sometimes it may seem that a simple redistribution of passivity and activity among professionals and their clients suffices. Even the official instructions and guides often imply that the less support from the others is offered, the more free and autonomous ("normal") decision is made by the client - an ideal, desirable, but not always achievable situation. However, a closer look at the emancipating practices reveal that: (a) a lot of carefully orchestrated professional action, including enormous amount of paperwork, is mobilized to make one do things; (b) it is the quality of particular attachments - and not a reversal of activity/passivity - what makes a desirable difference. Misunderstandings about this may bring about perverted results.
24. 7. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Hranice na Moravě)

Theatrical performance

23. 7. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Luhačovice)

Theatrical performance

22. 7. 2018 ::::

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Valašské Klobouky)

Theatrical performance

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Closest events/performances

8. 6. 2019 -

Zdeněk Konopásek, Radek Carboch, Dana Hradcová & Michal Synek: Zranitelní obyvatelé v křehkých obydlích [Vulnerable residents in fragile residences]

Presentation for the 21th working conference of Biograf, June 7-9 2019, Mohelno

12. 6. 2019 -

Divadlo Vizita (Praha)

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

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Latest publications/recordings

KONOPÁSEK, Z. / SONERYD, L. / SVAČINA, K. (2018): Lost in translation: Czech dialogues by Swedish design. Science & Technology Studies, 31 (3): 5-23

Scientific paper

BARTLOVÁ, M. / BÍLEK, P. / KONOPÁSEK, Z. / REIFOVÁ, I. (2017): Diskuze o interdiciplinárních přístupech k normalizaci [Discussion on interdisciplinary approaches toward normalization]. In: K. Činátl, J. Mervart & J. Najbert, eds: Podoby česko-slovenské normalizace: Dějiny v diskusi [Forms of Czech-Slovak normalization: History debated]. Praha: ÚSTR/NLN. Pp. 81-101

book chapter

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (2017): Rozpaky nad inovacemi: ATLAS.ti, verze osmá [Embarrassment over innovations: ATLAS.ti, v8]. Biograf, 65-66: 103-115

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