Kroměříž

  • address: Velké náměstí, Kroměříž, Czech Republic
  • datum instalace: Sept. 8, 2016
  • photo: © Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

The Havel’s Place memorials consist of a pair of armchairs joined by a table with a Linden tree growing through it. According to its designer, architect Bořek Šípek, it symbolises the democratic dialogue that was essential to Václav Havel.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness, as Belinsky once described Ostrovsky’s Storm. They can also be lethal arrows. Worst or all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once!“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

What Price Human Rights?