Zipp – German-Czech Cultural Projects /


Life-worlds /

Utopia of Modernity: Zlín /

Kafka /

1968|1989 /

An Initiative of the
Kulturstiftung des Bundes

While developing Zipp and selecting the projects we are able to call on the well-founded expertise and profit from the stimulating suggestions of the members of our advisory board:

Regina Bittner
Cultural analyst and theoretician, director of the International Bauhaus Kolleg at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Specialist areas: ethnological research into the processes of urban transformation in East Germany and Eastern Europe, the cultural history of Modernity, urban culture in the postindustrial city. As a curator Regina Bittner is also responsible for diverse exhibitions on the cultural history of Modernity, including “The City as Event” (Mousonturm, Frankfurt/M. and Graz, 2002/2003), “Paradises of Modernity” (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, 2001), “‘I’m the Collective’ – Everyday Utopias in the GDR” (Eisenhüttenstadt and Berlin, 2000). She has published extensively on related themes (selection): Kolonien des Eigensinns (Frankfurt/M., 1998), Urbane Paradiese. Eine Kulturgeschichte städtischen Vergnügens (editor) (Frankfurt/M., 2001), Die Stadt als Event. Zur Konstruktion urbaner Erlebnisräume (editor) (Frankfurt/M., 2002), Transiträume (co-editor with Kai Vöckler and Wilfried Hackenbroich) (Berlin, 2006).

Pavel Liška
Born in 1941 in Benešov. After studying nuclear engineering at the Charles University and the Technical University in Prague, from 1968 to 1977 he studied art history, philosophy, and history at the University of Hamburg, the FU Berlin, and the University of Osnabrück. In 1977 he submitted his doctorate, “The Painting of the New Objectivity in Germany”. From the 1970s to the 1990s Pavel Liška was research associate at the technical colleges of Dortmund, Münster, and Düsseldorf. Between 1985–1992 research associate at the Kölnischen Kunstverein and the Kunstverein Düsseldorf. Since 1992 freelance organizer of exhibitions, editor of catalogues, and active as an art critic for the Deutsche Welle and diverse Prague newspapers. There followed stations in Liberec (director of the department of art and architecture history at the architecture faculty, TU Liberec, 1995–1997) and Brno (director of the House of Art Brno, 1997–2001). From 2001–2006 Pavel Liška was first research director, then curator for contemporary art in Eastern Europe at the Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg. In 2006 he was appointed rector at the Academy for Art, Architecture and Design (VŠUP) in Prague.

Blanka Mouralová
Studied political science at the Charles University in Prague. Study stays in London, Vienna, and Berkeley/California. From 1998-2001 research assistant at the Charles University in Prague, from 1995–1999 member of the editorial board of the parliamentary journal IDEU. Amongst other bodies, Blanka Mouralová is a member of the European Movement in the Czech Republic and the Bernardo Bolzano Society. As a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation she was active from 2002–2003 at the German Bundestag, the University of Constance, the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, and the Ministry of Science, Research and Art in the state of Baden-Württemberg. From 2003–2007 Blanka Mouralová was director of the Czech Center in Berlin. Since July 2007 she is head of the Collegium Bohemicum in Ústí nad Labem.

Tobias Weger
Born in 1968 in Munich. After studying French at the Language and Interpreter Institute in Munich, graduating as certified translator, Tobias Weger studied medieval, modern and contemporary history as well as German and comparative ethnology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. From 1997–2002 research assistant at the Munich City Archive, from 2002–2004 cultural officer for Silesia at the Silesian Museum in Görlitz. In 2005 doctorate at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Since 2004 Tobias Weger is research assistant at the Federal Institute for the Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg. Amongst others he is member of the expert commission for ethnology at the German Society for Ethnology. He is on the editorial advisory board of the Etnologický časopis, Prague. Extensive publications.


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