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Like a constant performance | Introducing Shotby.us
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Like a constant performance | Introducing Shotby.us

How does applied photography become a tool for artistic expression? How does the bizarre become the new normal? The creative duo of Lenka Glisníková and Karolína Matušková sometimes work as photographers, sometimes as curators, and sometimes even as creators of different worlds. Their visual language is complex and progressive, with
Former rectory converted into a municipal library in Czechia
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Former rectory converted into a municipal library in Czechia

The disused building of a former Roman Catholic rectory in Vratislavice nad Nisou in Czechia has already been home to an orphanage, a kindergarten, and a school. It is now being revived as a municipal library thanks to the design of the architectural firm atakarchitekti. Take a look! In addition
A matchbox full of past
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A matchbox full of past

Jiri Kubik and Jan Rambousek have selected matchbox labels from the fifties and seventies and have put six hundred of their collection of tens of thousands of Czechoslovak labels into a volume. The publication, which is unique in its content and design, received the Red Dot Award in 2022. Introducing
A symphony of light and darkness
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A symphony of light and darkness

The Czech architectural firm QARTA Architektura has designed a new community center for The Brethren Church in Kladno. The new building will serve as a spiritual retreat as well as a venue for recreational activities. The Christian community center, located in the Czech town of Kladno, will focus on organizing
What can sound tell us about our future?
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What can sound tell us about our future?

The question above may sound strange at first, but it is in fact the starting point for a very exciting expedition. A Czech multidisciplinary art project, Future Landscapes, this truly diverse cast of characters explores the next stages of climate change using sound as a tool. Climate change and climate
Lookout points guarding the Czech mountains
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Lookout points guarding the Czech mountains

The ridge of the Stráž mountain—where guard posts used to be located, and warning fires lit if enemy approached—towers over the Czech town of Rokytnice. Although such dangers and with it the use of warning beacons are a thing of the past, new, symbolic guards have been appointed
Czech beer spa traditions introduced in Belgium
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Czech beer spa traditions introduced in Belgium

Beer spas are a popular concept witnessed in the Czech Republic, merging the relaxation of a spa treatment with the comfort of a draught beer. Now, they introduce this experience in Belguim, as well. As well as the Czech Republic, Belgium is also famous for its beer brewing tradition, with
Indoor Eden—Poetizer’s new office in Prague
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Indoor Eden—Poetizer’s new office in Prague

Poetizer, a community site for poetry lovers, has set up its office on the fourth floor of the First Republic building, in one of Prague’s most vibrant streets. In the center of the space is an artificial Garden of Eden with more than a hundred species of plants, inspired