Václav Havel European Dialogues 
2nd Prague Conference, 29–30 May 2015

Time for Europeans Politics

  • Date: May 29–30, 2015
  • Organizer: Václav Havel Library in cooperation with European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic
  • Partners: Forum 2000 Foundation, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Poupětova 1, Prague
  • Programme
  • Photographs from the Conference

Videorecordings

Friday May 29, 2015

Saturday May 30, 2015

 

    

   

 

Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay

„Technology – that child of modern science, which in turn is a child of modern metaphysics – is out of humanity’s control, has ceased to serve us, has enslaved us and compelled us to participate in the preparation of our own destruction. And humanity can find no way out: we have no idea and no faith, and even less do we have a political conception to help us bring things back under human control. We look on helplessly as that coldly functioning machine we have created inevitably engulfs us, tearing us away from our natural affiliations (for instance, from our habitat in the widest sense of that word, including our habitat in the biosphere) just as it removes us from the experience of Being and casts us into the world of “existences”.“

Václav Havel:
Power of the Powerless – samizdat essay, October 1978

The unbearable lightness of evilVáclav Havel’s Prague