A SPACE FOR SHARED CULTURE IN THE LIBUŠE COMMUNITY CENTER IN LITVÍNOV
The Mycelium (which translates as Podhoubí in Czech) initiative was created with the aim of supporting the community in the Janov neighborhood of Litvínov and expanding its emerging solidary network for sharing time, experience, and resources to which not everyone has equal access. The venue for the project will be the Libuše socio-cultural center in Litvínov, which supports the long-term development of community life for the residents of Janov. In the framework of getting to know each other, building trust, and finding the boundaries of dialogue, free creative workshops and activities open to all locals and visitors will take place in the Libuše center and its surroundings throughout September 2021. The creators of the project are artist Bára Bažantová and anthropologist Lenka Podroužek Polčová.
You will find the current program of events posted at the venue in the Libuše villa.
Lenka Podroužek Polčová [L], Bára Bažantová [R] – photo (c) Eva Komínková
Barbora Bažantová (*1989) is a student of the Environmental Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology. She deals with themes of autonomy, social exclusion, and poverty, viewed from various angles. (More)
Lenka Podroužek Polčová (*1991) is currently completing her doctoral studies in sociocultural anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University under the supervision of Tereza Stöckelová. Her field is at the intersection of artistic and ethnographic practices and the search for the possibilities/limits of interdisciplinary collaboration. (More)
The project will be taking place in the socio-cultural center Libuše. The center’s activities are sponsored by the association MY Litvínov. Libuše serves the general public as a safe space for coming together and spending free time with an emphasis on respecting the rights and differences of others.
Mycelium is a part of the two-year project Center and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe, which is supported by grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA Grants in the program Culture).